Lesson Feesfrom $30.00 / 30 Minutes
Brendan Goodwin is a musician and educator from Connecticut. He earned a B.M. in Music Education at Keene State College. Brendan studied piano under the instruction of Dr. Richard Mueller in Willington, Connecticut. After picking up the trumpet in elementary school, he then transitioned to the euphonium and the trombone. While pursuing his degree in music education at Keene State College in Southwestern New Hampshire, he studied euphonium under Dr. James Chesebrough and Dr. Joshua Long. He is currently teaching lessons at the Prindle School in Western Massachusetts.
Brendan was the music director for Keene State’s a capella group, Chock Full O’ Notes for 2 years, and arranged and recorded over ten songs during his time there. His work with the group was very influential in his choice to continue pursuing music education, especially with choral music. Brendan studied the voice under the instruction of Pamela Stevens at Keene State. His favorite types of music stem from a few influences, including classic rock from his parents' taste, and jazz, inspired by his late grandfather, Steve Evans, who won an Emmy Award in 1994 for the score to As We Tell Our Stories, a documentary on the history, culture and politics of Connecticut's Native Americans, and toured New England in the 1990s with his group Mister Spatz.
After attending Keene State’s Global Engagement seminar in Uganda and Rwanda in May 2017, Brendan has a newfound appreciation for vocal and drum music, and the transformative power music has to bring people around the world together. His philosophy of teaching is based on his belief that music is indeed the universal language, understood by any and all people.
Brendan's lessons focus on building awareness and control of the instrument or voice while exploring music from many different cultures and time periods. He believes in a multi-faceted approach to learning music that involves developing core musical skills while discovering the context of the pieces and their composers.
Students will be challenged to think critically about their performance, but will still have fun learning the music. Brendan will attempt to tailor each lesson to the student's interests and will find opportunities to demonstrate and play with students.
2019 Bachelor of Music in Music Education Keene State College Keene, NH
Morris-August Honors Program Keene State College Keene, NH
New Hampshire Department of Ed ID: 117104
Beginning Educator Certificate - Endorsements: Music Education (1200)
Recommended texts for each instrument:
Beginner - "The Joy of First Year Piano" and "The Joy of Piano" - Denes Agay
Jazz - "Hal Leonard Jazz Piano Method" and "The Jazz Theory Book" - Mark Levine
- "Twenty-Eight Italian Songs & Arias of the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries" - G. Schirmer - Books for High, Medium High, Medium, Medium Low, Low voices
- "The Singer’s Musical Theatre Anthology" - Books for Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Baritone, Bass
- "Music for Sight Singing" - Rogers & Ottman
Trumpet - "Rubank Elementary Method" or "Rubank Advanced Method"
Low Brass - "Essential Elements" series for beginners
- Advanced: "Melodious Etudes for Trombone" Joannès Rochut