Clarinet & Saxophone Lessons

with Bruce Coates

Bruce Coates

Instruments: Clarinet & Saxophone

Days Available: Contact Coffey Music

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Get to know Bruce Coates:

  • Professional Profile
  • Saxophone, Clarinet, and Flute Performance and Instruction
  • Saxophone Chamber Music Ensembles
  • Jazz Improvisation
  • Adjunct Faculty Howard Community College for 25 years
  • Musician’s Union Local 40-543
  • B.S. Music Education
  • Graduate Work Music Performance at Towson State University
  • Accepted as an undergraduate at North Texas State University, Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, and Towson State University, Maryland
  • Studied at Towson University during the Hank Levy years
  • Education
    • B.S Music education | towson state university, Towson, md

Distinguished Music Graduate of Towson University.

    • music performance | towson state university, Towson, md

Graduate work in Music Performance.

    • music performance | towson state university, Towson, md

Graduate work in Music Performance.

  • Teaching Experience
    • adjunct faculty | howard community college | 1990-present
    • adjunct faculty | towson university | 1990-1992
    • band director | baltimore lutheran schools | 1990-1997
    • maintained large private studion | 1985-present
  • Performance Experience
    • former member of us army band
    • 324th Army Material Command Band
    • 298th Army Band of Berlin Germany
    • perfomed with:
    • Baltimore Symphony
    • Gettysburg Symphony
    • Maryland  Symphony
    • Towson Chamber Players
    • Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra
    • Johnny Mathis
    • Rhythm and Blues Group –The Moments
    • Pop Group – Professor Louie and the Crowmatix. Members of this band are from The Band, Bob Dylan, Van Morrison, and Joe Jackson
    • Recorded with Hank Levy Alumni Band
    • Founding member of the Chesapeake Saxophone Ensemble which has performed with Young Audiences of Maryland and Jazz Festivals
  • Student Awards and Honors
    • honors band 
    • Many students selected to Junior and Senior All States Bands of Maryland and Pennsylvania.
    • Many students selected to All County Bands in Howard, Carroll, and Montgomery Counties.
    • Many first chairs on saxophone, clarinet, and flute.
    • Students have received Maryland Arts Scholarships.
    • Students have received college scholarships at Eastman School of Music, Peabody Conservatory, University of Maryland, Towson University, and Arizona State University.
    • Most students receive superior ratings at solo and ensemble festivals, both district and state.