.Ken Davies, M.M., music instructor
Listen to Notasonata for trombone and electronic sound track composed and performed by Mr. Davies (mp3 excerpt).
Listen to an mp3 recording of Mr. Davies performing with the Gulf Coast Brass Quintet.
B.Mus. - University
Performing experience includes: orchestras, concert bands, big bands, society combos, show bands, rock groups, chamber ensembles, brass quintets, shows (Johnny Mathis, Andy Williams, etc.), Broadway musicals (Oklahoma, My Fair Lady, etc.)
On the Gulf Coast, he has performed with the Gulf Coast Brass Quintet, the Coast Big Band, Gulf Coast Symphony Orchestra, Messiah Orchestra and other music events.
Quality Music Lessons on ALL brass instruments
- French Horn - Trombone
- Euphonium (Baritone) - Tuba
Rates: payable by first
day of each month
Two studio locations on the Mississippi Gulf Coast
Current and former students say:
made 4th chair in the
Lion's band. Couldn't have done it without your help."
MS (French horn)
"I won the French horn audition for Gulf Coast Youth Orchestra. Lessons really made a difference." ...Trevor, Biloxi, MS (French horn).
was a college music major,
Ken gave me an 8-page booklet he had written called 'Embouchure
It is still one of the best teaching tools I've seen."
"Mr. Davies' teaching went beyond the horn and my becoming first chair at my high school. Many of the valuable things I learned in his lessons carried over to areas of my later adult life." ...Patti Wilshusen, Naval Commander wife
About Ken Davies
Having taught many hundreds of brass players since 1965, Ken Davies has a track record of former students who have played in honor bands, all-state bands, military service bands, college bands and professional ensembles. With a performing background that spans show bands, rock groups, shows, symphony orchestras, chamber ensembles and solo work, he brings a wealth of experience, knowledge and insight to aspiring musicians.
Mr. Davies began private brass teaching during his last two years at University of Wisconsin - Madison at Forbes-Meagher Music Store and quickly developed an active all brass studio.
the 1970s and
Mr. Davies was a full-time trombonist with the immensely popular rock
group, Gabriel's Brass, based at Walt Disney World
His private brass studio for all brass instruments became known for his
insightful problem-solving for his students' benefit. Adapting to
learning styles even before right and left brain research was known,
Davies successfully guided students through foundations and refinements
in sight-reading, improvisation, applicable music theory, high and low
range development, transpositions and other skills. His clientele
from beginners to adults. Also a composer, Mr. Davies is known for the
unique special studies he often wrote for his students.
growing reputation as
a composer is marked by frequent performances of his music from
California and Oregon to New Orleans and New York City. in 2006, the Mississippi
awarded him their prestigious Mississippi Performing Artist Fellowship
in Composition. In 2007 the Mississippi Arts Commission nominated Ken
to the nine-state Southern Arts Federation's SouthernArtistry.org
showcase of top regional artists. In April 2009, Ken won the Eastern
Trombone Workshop's National Trombone Composition Competition
with his Three Pieces
for Bass Trombone and Piano.
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