Brass Studio of John Sizemore

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    “Music can provide a lifetime of enjoyment that no other profession can offer.  As a
    result of my early training, I have traveled throughout the world, meeting wonderful
    people and performing with great artists.  Words cannot describe the joy that making
    music has given me.  My goal is to pass this love of music to my students, whether
    they  continue as performers, teachers, or more importantly, as lifelong lovers of music.”
                                                                                                             John Sizemore  

    John Sizemore has earned the reputation as one of the country’s best brass teachers.   His graduating seniors are
    consistently among the best high school brass players in the United States.  Students of John Sizemore have been awarded
    music scholarships to virtually every major music school  including, Julliard School, Eastman School of Music, Northwestern
    University, Cleveland Institute of Music, Arizona State University, University of Kentucky, North Texas University, Indiana
    University, Florida State University, University of South Carolina, Louisiana State University, University of Alabama, and
    many other prestigious music departments.

    Students in the studio range from beginners to professional brass players seeking specialized help in preparing for
    auditions, increasing respiratory function or improving their fundamentals.  Preparing for competitive auditions plays a major
    role in the studio.  

    Students of John Sizemore have won chairs in the All-State Bands of North Carolina and South Carolina
    more than two hundred times, including more than fifty first chair positions.  In 2007, five of the top seven
    tuba chairs in the South Carolina Senior All-State Band were filled by his students.  

    Three students of John Sizemore have been National Winners of the prestigious Music Teachers National Association Solo

The Brass Studio of John Sizemore

    “John Sizemore is a master teacher. His ability to convey an understanding of advanced concepts regarding brass
    playing and his love of music are evidenced by the outstanding record of success that his students consistently
    Mark Clodfelter, Grammy Nominated Trumpet Soloist
    and Professor of Trumpet at the University of North
    Carolina at Greensboro

    "When a young student auditions for me and he or she has a drop dead beautiful sound, fine
    rhythm and a mature sense of musicianship, my first thought is that this must be a John Sizemore student.  Each
    and every one of his students have those qualities, and each and every one has been a wonderful person. Thank
    you John, for all the beauty you have brought and continue to bring into the world."
    Rex Martin, world renown tuba soloist and Professor of
    Tuba and Euphonium at Northwestern University

    " When a conversation begins with,I am a student of John Sizemore, my ears immediately perk up."
    Dave Zerkel, tubist extraordinare and Professor of
    Tuba and Euphonium at the University of Georgia.