Jeff Price began playing trombone at age 11, and added other brass instruments in his teenage years. He received his Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education as a euphonium major from Michigan State University, where he studied with the euphonium virtuoso, Leonard Falcone.
After graduation, Jeff served as a member and euphonium soloist with the United States Marine Band (“The President’s Own”), then he returned to Michigan State where he earned a Master’s degree in bass trombone performance. Later, he earned his Doctor of Musical Arts degree in tenor trombone performance from the University of Missouri at Kansas City.
Jeff spent many years as a college brass teacher and band director, in addition to working as a professional musician performing on trombone, euphonium and tuba. He has performed with a number of orchestras, including the Kansas City Civic Orchestra, the Lansing Symphony, and the Salem Philharmonic. His background also includes performing in big bands, musical theater, concert bands, and chamber music.
Having taught all brass instruments since he was a teenager, Jeff believes in helping students develop all aspects of technique while imparting an understanding and feeling for musical expression and interpretation. He wants his students to have fun while also experiencing the satisfaction of progressing toward excellence in performance.