Daniel Louis Duncan, Trumpet

Daniel Louis Duncan, Trumpet

Monday, November 26, 2007

Students Success

Congratulations to Sachin Massey who advanced in Senior Districts as a Freshman!!

Monday, November 12, 2007

Performing Bach's Magnificat

I will be performing at the Old North Church in Marblehead December 1 and 2 the Bach Magnificat and other Christmas type music with the Old North Festival Chorus, Soloist, and Chamber Orchestra.

http://www.festivalchorus.com/
http://www.onchurch.org/portal/default.aspx

Tickets sell out fast. So get them while their hot!! Performances are at 7:30 on Sat Dec.1st, and Sun. Dec. 2nd.

I will also be performing in the trumpet section of the Portland Symphony (Maine) for their upcoming Christmas concerts, 14 concerts in two weeks!

Sunday, November 4, 2007

CD release party of band Arcoda at Bill's Bar in Boston

The Boston based band "Arcoda" will be performing at Bill's Bar in Boston (right behind the Fenway on 9 Lansdowne Street) on Nov 9th, this Friday. I will be performing in the wind section which features trumpet, trombone, sax, and tuba.

I performed on many tracks on their new CD. Follow the link above and below to check out the band and some sound clips. We will probably start around 10pm, but get there early as we hope to fill the place.

http://www.reverbnation.com/petepidgeonandarcoda?popup_render=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.reverbnation.com%2Fcontroller%2Ffan_reach%2Fopt_in%2Fartist_58890%3Feid%3D219306_1285208%26fid%3D1285208%26fsc%3Df8cb29da4bd

Sunday, September 23, 2007

New Position

I have begun a new position at St. George's School, in Newport Rhode Island, teaching private lessons. If you are a new or returning brass student at St. George, please feel free to say "hi", ask questions, or contact me about lessons.

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

It's time to set up your lesson time!!!

If you are a former student or someone interested in beginning lessons with me this year, now is the time to sign up and secure a time slot!!

Email me at: rousseauman@yahoo.com and give me your 1st, 2nd, and 3rd time preferences and I'll try to work out a time and day for everyone.

I'm in Billerica on Mondays (for now) if I run out of slots I will add Fridays.
Acton Music Center on Tuesdays, call Marian for scheduling at 978-263-9288
Performing Arts Center of Metro West on Wednesdays (another day may be added if Wed. fills up).
I teach privately in my home studio on Saturday and Sunday mornings and early afternoon.

Hope to see you soon!
Dan

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Where I teach

I will be starting a new position teaching trumpet lessons at the Performing Arts Center of Metro West in Framingham, MA. Currently, I also teach at the Acton Music Center, the Billerica Schools, and in my own home studio in Revere, MA.

Sunday, July 1, 2007

My Equipment

I play on a custom made mouthpiece created by Bob Osmun. Bob has spent years perfecting, what I think is the best mouthpiece made. The sizes are similar to Bach sizing, but the diameters are a bit larger. Usually I play on a 1C rim, but on Bob's mouthpiece I play a size 1 1/2C. These mpc's come with a 24 throat and an open backbore.

My C trumpet is a Bach 229 Bell with a custom leadpipe created for me by Jim Becker at Osmun Music. It is a reverse, shortened Bb pipe to a shorter "S" length.

My Bb trumpet is a standard 37 Bell in silver that was "cryogenically frozen" with the mouthpipe venturi opened up.

My Eb/D trumpet is a short model Schilke that was given to me by Jim Bursen after he retired from teaching. The serial number is in the 2000's.

My piccolo trumpet is a Schilke P54. I use a cornet Bach 3C with a 24 throat on Picc.

Filling my Teaching Studio

Trumpet Teaching Studio in the Boston Area

I created this blog to advertise my availability as a trumpet instructor.

Accepting students of all ages in the greater Boston area. I have a Graduate Diploma in Trumpet Performance with Distinction from the New England Conservatory of Music, Tanglewood Fellowship, Doctorate and Masters work in Performance and Pedagogy, and a Bachelors of Music Education.

I have performed with many top orchestras around the country including the Boston, Baltimore, and Key West symphonies; the Bohsoi and Royal Ballet Orchestras; as well as many regional orchestras in the Boston area.

I teach the concepts of process orientation, keeping the mind off of product focus which is reactionary. Keeping the mind focused on the process of sound production with specific steps allows the mind to stay in the present tense and out of the judgement process.

My studio is available for all levels, but also welcomes students who are preparing for competitions and auditions (college entrance, district and state level competitions, etc...) for short term lessons and coaching. I am also available for brass quintet/ensemble coaching and conducting. I studied wind ensemble conducting with Frank Battisti at the New England Conservatory of Music.I look forward to assisting you with your musical advancement.

My former teachers are Charles Schlueter, Timothy Morrison, Vincent Penzerelli, Leon Rapier, and James Bursen.

Performing

I'm up in Maine performing outdoor Independence Pops concerts with the Portland Symphony.

June 29 Cape Elizabeth-Fort Williams
June 30 Bridgeton-Shawnee Peak
July 1 Old Orchard Beach-Salvation Army Pavillon
July 2 Sanford-Goodall Park
July 3 Brunswick-Thomas Point

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Ebay items sold! Look for future listings.

I sold all 7 mutes I had listed on EBAY. Some individuals really got some great deals.

Check back in the next few weeks as I will have more items listed such as Monette Mouthpieces, piccolo trumpet custom leadpipes, and other mouthpieces, etc..

Anyone traveling through the Boston area that would like a lesson please contact me. I am conveniently located very close to the Boston Airport.

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Trumpet News

I will post comments and news for trumpet happenings and personal views. Feel free to contact me with news and comments either here on the blog or through email. Remember: posting on the blog allows others to see your comments and can create great dialogue.

The International Trumpet Guild conference in late May looks to be a great one!! This one is being organized by a colleage, Eric Berlin, who has developed a great reputation as a teacher and performer. He has been a finalist for more major orchestral jobs than I can count. He has out done himself for this conference featuring great artists such as Chris Martin, newly tenured Principal Trumpet of the Chicago Symphony; Paul Merkelo Principal of Montreal; Charlie Schlueter, retired Principal of Boston; Billy Hunter Principal of the Met Opera Orchestra; Tom Rolfs, Principal of Boston, Manny Laureno, Principal of Minnesota; Doc Severinson, etc... Should be a great time.
http://www.trumpetguild.org/pdf/itg2007poster.pdf

Trumpet Teaching Studio in the Boston Area

I created this blog to advertise my availability as a trumpet instructor.

Accepting students of all ages in the greater Boston area.

I have a Graduate Diploma in Trumpet Performance with Distinction from the New England Conservatory of Music, Tanglewood Fellowship, Doctorate and Masters work in Performance and Pedagogy, and a Bachelors of Music Education. I have performed with many top orchestras around the country including the Boston, Baltimore, and Key West symphonies; the Bohsoi and Royal Ballet Orchestras; as well as many regional orchestras in the Boston area.

I teach the concepts of process orientation, keeping the mind off of product focus which is reactionary. Keeping the mind focused on the process of sound production with specific steps allows the mind to stay in the present tense and out of the judgement process.

My studio is avaiable for all levels, but also welcomes students who are preparing for competitions and auditions (college entrance, district and state level competitions, etc...) for short term lessons and coaching. I am also available for brass quintet/ensemble coaching and conducting. I studied wind ensemble conducting with Frank Battisti at the New England Conservatory of Music.

I look forward to assisting you with your musical advancement.

My former teachers are Charles Schlueter, Timothy Morrison, Vincent Penzerelli, Leon Rapier, and James Bursen.