Jack Price is an active trumpet player in the Richmond, Virginia area and a trumpet teacher on the faculty of Da Capo Virginia. Jack provides private trumpet lessons and group instruction to students age 13 and older.
Jack believes that music should be fun. His goal as a trumpet teacher is to equip his students for a lifetime of trumpet playing, whether they aspire to a career in music or wish to pursue music as an avocation. By teaching correct principles and best techniques, he helps students avoid the bad habits that can limit their ability to develop skill on this demanding instrument.
His diverse musical background includes experience in classical, jazz, rock, pop, and church music.
Jack has played in orchestras, concert bands, wind ensembles, stage bands, and combos. He particularly enjoys playing in brass ensembles and once had the privilege of performing in an ensemble consisting of 27 trumpet players.
A partial list of organizations with which he has performed includes:
The Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra with Lee Cassel
The Les Elgart Big Band
Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra
Adelphi Chamber Orchestra
Ridgewood Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Company Orchestra
North Jersey Symphony
Ridgewood Concert Band
Richmond Concert Band
Solo and Duet Performance
While living in Teaneck, New Jersey, Jack was for 20 years a member of the Teaneck United Methodist Church. It was one of the great honors of his life to have, as “duet buddy”, fellow church member John Ware, Co-Principal Trumpeter of the the New York Philharmonic. They performed together frequently in church and in several volunteer music organizations in New Jersey. Jack was a popular performer in many churches during his years in New Jersey.
Carl F. McMath, Trumpet Teacher and Band Director, Spartanburg, South Carolina
Carlton Clay, Trumpet Instructor, Brevard Music Camp, North Carolina
Pat Garnett, South Carolina Band Director and Professor of Trumpet, University of South Carolina
Dr. Elmer White, Professor of Trumpet, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina
Roy Stevens, Stevens/Costello Studios, New York City; and Associate Professor of Music, Columbia University, New York City
Jack Price graduated with a Bachelor of Music degree from Appalachian State University. He continued his education with private instruction with Roy Stevens, while working as a professional musician in the New York area.
Other Music Activities
Author of the Rhythmic Mastery Sight Reading Course, Jack leads music sight reading workshops for junior high school instrumental music students and conducts one-session music reading courses for adult choirs, in which participants learn to read music in one evening.
Jack resides in Colonial Heights, Virginia with his wife, Betsy. Jack and Betsy enjoy performing together, she as a soprano singer and he as a trumpet player and singer. Their daughter Stacy Price is a licensed attorney, now teaching special education in a Maryland public school. Stacy carries on the family music tradition, performing with the choir and as soloist at Norbeck Community Church.
Music has always been an important part of my life. I sang in the church when I was very young. Attempted cello, trumpet, and drums through grade school. I finally found the guitar in High School along with a changed voice. Did the singer strummer thing during the first couple years of college.