Enrico Lopez-Yañez is an award winning trumpet player, conductor, and drummer available to teach you or your child the skills necessary to take your music making to the next level! Enrico currently serves as the Conducting Fellow for the Omaha Symphony. As a trumpet player, he performs regularly with orchestras, bands and other ensembles. Enrico completed his M.M. and Bachelors in Trumpet Performance at UCLA under international soloist and former Canadian Brass trumpeter Jens Lindemann. Prior to UCLA, he studied with Hollywood film trumpeter Barry Perkins (Principal Trumpet of the Pacific Symphony). Lopez-Yañez has been a featured guest trumpet soloist internationally with the Orchestra Sinfonica de Aguascalientes as well as with the Zacatecas Symphony Orchestra at the inaugural concert for GoldCorp’s Peñasquito gold mine in Mexico, one of the largest gold mines in the world. In 2010 Lopez-Yañez was a featured soloist with the Banda de Zacatecas at the inaugural concert for Governor Miguel Alonso of Zacatecas. Lopez-Yañez has also been featured on numerous albums ranging in styles from classical and pop to klezmer and mariachi.
As a teacher, my primary objective is to help students attain their trumpet goals. This could mean learning basic fundamentals and technique, to building advanced musicianships skills or preparing for professional orchestral auditions. As a teacher I have worked with students from elementary level through post-graduate for more than 10 years. My work as both trumpet player and conductor, provides my students a wide range of knowledge and tools for success, all of which are geared toward their particular needs. I use a combination of method studies, standard and auxillary repertoire, as well as the Breathing Gym and Brass Gym to help accellerate success and progress on your instrument.