If you are interested in scheduling lessons with one of our brass teachers, please use the email link at the end of the teacher's biography, or call The Music Store at (480) 831-9691 and speak to a member of our staff.


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Emery Harvison

Emery Harvison has been Assistant Principal Trumpet of the Phoenix Symphony since 1996. Emery attended Louisiana State University, graduating with both Bachelor of Music Education and Bachelor of Music degrees in 1993. After LSU, he was a graduate teaching assistant for ASU Regents Professor David Hickman, and was awarded his Master of Music degree in 1995. He has recorded with Mr. Hickman for Summit Records and has published articles in the International Trumpet Guild and International Trombone Journals. Emery has taught at ASU and currently teaches trumpet, trumpet ensemble, brass quintet and brass studio at Mesa Community College. Emery also regularly teaches master classes in schools throughout Arizona. Students in his private studio have been extremely successful, consistently winning positions in AZ Regional and All State bands and orchestras. In 2016, eight of Emery's students made AZ All State. His students have marched DCI in the Academy, Blue Devils, Carolina Crown and Vanguard. Students have also received music scholarships to ASU, NAU and UofA. Mr. Harvison is an S.E. Shires Trumpet Artist.

Rates: Contact for Rates
Lesson Days: Tuesday/Thursday
Instruments Taught: Trumpet
Contact: emeryharvisonthe-music-store.com


Byron Lipkins

Byron Lipkins

Byron earned his B.S. Degree in Music Performance/Education from Ball State University. An elementary and middle school band director in Mesa for over two decades, Byron is a sought after percussion instructor and band clinician throughout the southwest. He has performed with many of the valley's orchestras, played musicals at Gammage, the Sundome, and the Mesa Arts Center as well as a variety of other musical settings. Byron just finished a tour of duty as Timpanist/Percussionist for the Salt River Brass, and is currently performing with the Greg Morton Band. Byron can be spotted on Sundays holding down the bass chair for the World's Most Dangerous Praise Band.

Rates: Contact for rates
Lesson Days: Tuesday and Saturday
Instruments Taught: Drums, Bass Guitar, Bluegrass Upright Bass, Ukulele, and Beginning/Intermediate Trumpet
Contact: byronlipkinsthe-music-store.com


Ben Marquardt

Ben Marquardt

Ben Marquardt is a low brass performer and music educator specializing in low brass. He is very interested in new music and has contributed in expanding the euphonium repertoire with the commissioning of two solo works: Time and Space for euphonium and electronics by Nicolas Gutierrez, and Vibrant Colors for euphonium and brass ensemble by Dr. Chris Lamb.

Ben has performed with many ensembles in the United Kingdom, Wisconsin and Arizona, including the Salt River Brass, RNCM Festival Brass Band, Wisconsin Symphonic Winds, and the National Band Association College All Star Band. He has also been a guest soloist with the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Symphonic Band and the Sierra Vista Community Band.

Ben is currently pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Euphonium Performance from Arizona State University. Ben's previous degrees include Master of Music from the Royal Northern College of Music, Master of Music from Arizona State University, and Bachelor of Music from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. His primary instructors include Dr. Deanna Swoboda, Steven Mead, David Thornton, Dr. Heather McWilliams, and Dr. Charles Isaacson.

Ben plays on an Adams E2 euphonium, Miraphone 283 Norwegian Star Eb tuba, and Yamaha YBH-621S Baritone. Learn more about Ben by visiting his website at BenMarquardt.com.

Rates:$25/30 min or $40/60 min
Lesson Days: Wednesday
Instruments Taught: Euphonium, Baritone, Tuba, and Trombone
Contact: benmarquardtthe-music-store.com


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