Peter Roe, Trumpet
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Peter Roe


Peter Roe, TrumpetPete Roe holds a Master of Music degree in trumpet performance from The Yale School of Music and a Bachelor of Music in music education from the Hartt School.  His principal teachers were Allan Dean, Chris Gekker and Roger Murtha. Additionally, Pete has studied the Carmine Caruso method with Laurie Frink and lead and commercial trumpet with Joe Mosello.  He has maintained a private teaching studio since 1992 and has been of member of the Hartt Community Division faculty since 2008. Additional teaching experiences include director and instructor of the Hartt Summer Trumpet Institute and instructor of trumpet, brass and improvisation at the Hartt Summer Music Intensive.

Pete is a versatile performer and appears frequently at the Goodspeed Opera House.   Currently, he plays lead trumpet with the Berkshire Big Band and can be seen with his newly formed traditional jazz band The Eastside Ramblers Dixieland Band.  Other performances have been with the Bridgeport, Eastern Connecticut and Wallingford Symphonies, various chamber ensembles, churches, and a national tour of “Guys and Dolls.”  A twenty year veteran of Army Bands, Pete has served as the trumpet section leader of the 42nd Infantry Division Band and as the Non-Commissioned Officer in Charge of the 42nd ID Jazz Combo and Dixieland Bands while deployed to Iraq in 2005.

Pete teaches both classical and jazz trumpet to students of all ages. His students have held principal chairs in All-State and Regional orchestras and bands and have been invited to participate in the All-Eastern Music Festival.  Many have continued their studies as music majors or minors in college. He truly believes that every student can achieve success when they systematically and progressively develop the fundamentals necessary to playing the instrument.  As these fundamentals develop practicing and performing music becomes a satisfying and fulfilling life long journey.

Teaching Philosophy

I believe that most anyone can achieve their goals as a musician and trumpeter. By establishing a daily routine of basic fundamentals, learning how to listen to, and teach one’s self, nearly anything is possible. While practicing and playing music should be fun, students should develop a tolerance to practice the most basic fundamentals every day throughout their playing careers. If a student can find and appreciate the beauty in the most seemingly simple exercises, he or she will be well rewarded by the control they develop over the instrument and, more importantly, in his or her ability to express themselves through music. Without this technical foundation, most students will strain and struggle and become frustrated by their lack of progress. If a student is given the tools needed to teach themselves, progress will be faster and practicing and performing music at any level will be more rewarding.