Denver, PA (717) 805-
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Bill Hicks offers private trumpet lessons in his studio near Denver, PA. and also online lessons using real-
Former lead trumpet player with the Harry James Band, Bill Hicks was a student of the late Claude Gordon. For 17 years, while playing professionally in Los Angeles, Bill Hicks studied with Gordon, the "King of Brass." Band leader, studio musician, teacher and author, Gordon left his legacy through thousands of students like Bill and through his method books, which can still be purchased today. For more than a decade, Gordon was first trumpeter with the CBS Orchestra.
Bill Hicks emphasizes a physical approach to trumpet playing, conditioning through rigorous routines, following his teaching from Gordon. Studying with Bill in his studio prepares the professional player to meet every challenge and helps the young student blossom into an enterprising player. Bill works with a range of students from advanced to beginners and drills students on the basics. Though his teaching is based primarily on Claude Gordon's routines, he also hits a wide variety of other basic trumpet method books. Bill teaches students how to practice and how to handle the trumpet in all situations. Any student of Bill Hicks, with motivation and correct practice, will dramatically improve his or her upper and lower range, attacks, lip flexibility and all-
Bill has played with a long list of artists ranging from Natalie Cole and the Four Tops, to Frank Sinatra. He also has an impressive list of recording, film and TV credits. See all his credits here.
In addition to offering private trumpet lessons in his studio near Denver, PA., Bill also gives online lessons, using real-
Forget driving back and forth, unpacking your instrument and music, and wasting valuable time before your lessons. Take lessons from the comfort of your own home. Online lessons saves you time and is more cost-
The Skype™ application is free to download and use, and provides excellent audio and video in a one-
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