Choosing Trumpet Music Lessons in South Jersey is made easy by The Conservatory of Musical Arts. We work with the finest classical, jazz and studio musicians in the tristate area!
Whether you take advantage of any of the specialty music programs, private music lessons, semi-private music lessons or in-home music programs you can feel safe knowing that each of the teachers we work with has years of experience providing students with outstanding results.
MATT CAPPY – Studio Instructor
Trumpet – Matt Cappy, a graduate of The University of The Arts has toured, performed and cut tracks with Grammy winning artists such as Jill Scott, The Roots, Jay-Z, Dave Matthews Band, Mary J. Blige, Michael Jackson, Earth, Wind, & Fire and gospel superstar Kirk Franklin. He has recorded on 2 grammy winning records, Fred Hammond’s “Free to Worship” in 2008 and Kirk Franklin’s “Fight of my Life” in 2009. Matt appeared and performed in the movie Dave Chappelle’s Block Party in 2005 and also appears in Jill Scott’s Live in Paris DVD released in 2008. Matt currently is touring with K’Naan behind his major label debut called “Troubador” in which Matt played, arranged and sang background for the record.Matt is also serving his 2nd term on the Board of Govenors for the National Association of Recording Arts and Sciences, Philadelphia Chapter.
Matt obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Trumpet performance and a Master’s Degree in Music Education from The University of The Arts and frequently does Master Classes throughout the US. Matt has been teaching privately since 2003 and has numerous college graduates teaching and playing throughout the country.
Edward Jakuboski – Studio Instructor
Trumpet – Pennsylvania native and trumpeter Dr. Ed Jakuboski strives to be a versatile musician. Due to his well-rounded approach to the instrument, he continues to thrive in many facets of the music industry. As a performing artist, Dr. Jakuboski continues to maintain a busy freelance schedule, playing a variety of gigs in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware as a member of Spark Brass, Titan Brass, and Chico’s Vibe. In addition, he is often called upon to perform with other area chamber groups, orchestras and jazz ensembles.
As an educator, Dr. Jakuboski believes that the boundaries of learning are often easily expanded through the development of a relaxed, fun atmosphere that promotes creativity. His trumpet students continue to attain musical goals through a complete understanding and execution of the basic fundamentals necessary to achieve a resonant and beautiful sound when tackling even the most demanding repertoire.
Most recently, Dr. Jakuboski has been a student of world-renowned trumpeter Chris Gekker who describes him as “a trumpeter of superb ability, capable of performing the most demanding repertoire with total command”. In addition to Mr. Gekker, he has been a student of Langston Fitzgerald, Steve Hendrickson, John Swana, John Daniel and Ken Brader. Dr. Jakuboski utilizes modern teaching ideas from proven pedagogical methods to provide thorough instruction in the areas of embouchure development, fundamentals, technique, repertoire, and improvisation.