Reid Poole

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About Me

Born and raised in Fountain, Colorado, Reid Poole is happy to be an active bandleader, freelance musician, as well as an educator in the great city of New Orleans. Reid has always been drawn to the swinging and funky sounds of New Orleans since his first trip in 2002 with his High School band. He is heavily influenced and inspired by the many trumpet players that hail from this rich musical community. Reid has both a Bachelor of Music Education and Performance from University of Northern Colorado, and a Masters in Jazz and Contemporary Media from the Eastman School of Music. Since relocating to New Orleans in 2013, he has quickly become an integral part of the deep historical and cultural music community. Before moving to the Crescent City, He had opportunities to work and tour throughout the United States, Canada, and Japan as a part of the Glenn Miller Orchestra trumpet section as well as the Ricky Sweum Quintet. Currently.

Reid Poole leads and manages the local band Dinosaurchestra, who has played festivals such as the Satchmo Summer Fest, the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival and the French Quarter Fest. You can catch the band playing weekly on Tuesdays, 7-9 pm at d.b.a. as well as every Sunday, 6:30 - 10 pm at the Marigny Brasserie here in New Orleans.

As an Educator, Reid Poole has been on staff as an assistant professor of Music Industry at Dillard University since 2018. Aside from his deep love for music, Reid thoroughly enjoys playing pick up running, cooking, and drinking coffee.

Teaching Style

My teaching style caters to the student's musical interests and learning style. I am an adaptable teacher who can work with all levels of students on most instruments, although my main concentration is trumpet and piano. I am keenly aware of the essential skills and exercises that supply a strong foundation of fundamentals. I have developed clear and creative musical exercises that are both fun to play but also directly relatable to each student's personal musical application

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Some Supplies You Might Need

Your instruments, staff paper, a pencil, a piano or keyboard (if possible). A Computer mic is recommended, but not necessary. I will assign and recommend certain books for students to buy, but will give samples of each book to get each student started.

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