Teaching

As an active educator Josh Rzepka maintains a private studio and is available as a teacher in the Chicago area as well as nationally and internationally by Skype.  Josh’s methodology involves utilizing a students strengths to tackle the areas of playing that are deficient – always building from what the student already has success with.  This allows the student to use already established habits to establish new positive habits while unlearning old undesirable habits.

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  • Technical mastery as a means towards greater expression.
  • Developing and understanding the importance of efficient playing.
  • Specific technical aspects including: Jazz theory and improvising.
    • Sound production
    • Air use as it relates to sound, articulation, and range
    • Articulation
    • Endurance and Range
    • Flexibility
  • Jazz composition.

Josh offers lessons on an hourly rate – as well as intensive sessions ranging up to 2 hours. Masterclasses are also available on the following subjects:

  • Brass Sectionals
  • Jazz Band directions and section work
  • Trumpet Clinics
  • Jazz improvisation
  • Group lessons

Josh is currently in the developmental phase of a method book that explains his specific ideas and methods, as well as a series of etudes and duets. Check back here from time to time for updates and downloads.  Anticipated completion is Fall 2016.

For in person or internet lessons please contact Josh for scheduling at: info @ joshrzepka.com

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