Daniel Farina is a graduate of Shenandoah College and Conservatory in Winchester, VA. He has free-lanced as a trumpeter for a multitude of orchestras, brass groups, jazz ensembles, recording studios, and as a soloist in the Northeast. He can be heard on composer Larry Siegel’scompilation CD “All Go Forward and Back!” as well as Disney’s DVD “Little Einsteins-Our Big Huge Adventure” (Dan recorded the trumpeting of character Quincy and the orchestral trumpet work for this DVD and & playhouse Disney episodes). He has performed in NH with singer Michael Card while he was on his "Promise" tour. In 1996 he recorded, with organist Bev Caldon, a CD of ceremonial music for trumpet and organ. Most recently (Summer, 2011) he recorded with the Sacred Path Singers on their CD, "Walk In Peace" (innerharmonymusic.com). Currently he is principal trumpet with the NH Philharmonic Orchestra, Heritage Brass Quintet, Raylynmor Opera Company, Brattleboro Concert Choir Orchestra and Keene Chorale. He has also performed with the Dartmouth Symphony Orchestra, New England Brass Ensemble, Tom Foolery Band and various show orchestras. His past teachers include Robert Cummings in NH, Ed Cooper and Scott Nelson in VA, and Charles Schlueter and Dana Oaks in MA. He was trumpet instructor at Keene State College for 7 years and currently teaches at Brattleboro Music Center, Putney School and Elm City Music. He performs on Bach instruments (Bb, C, & Eb) and a Shilke (piccolo). To schedule a lesson with Dan please contact Elm City Music at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Eric (Rick) Anderson has been a music educator for over 38 years at the elementary, middle, high school, and college levels as well as working with adult learners in private lessons and community bands. Rick retired spring 2015 after 27 years as Director of Bands and music teacher at Keene High School, Keene, New Hampshire.
In addition to conducting school bands Rick has been active with several community bands. As a performer he is an active trumpet player performing with various ensembles including big bands, concert bands, orchestras, pit orchestras, small ensembles, and general business bands. As a soloist he has performed for church services, weddings, funerals, and other special occasions. He is a regular performer with the Vermont Jazz Center Big Band and a former member of the Tom Foolery Band. He is a founding and current member of the Keene Jazz Orchestra. Rick has been active in local and state music organizations and festivals. He is a member of the NH Music Educators Association, the National Association for Music Education and a founding member of the Monadnock Valley Music Festival. He is a regular trumpet adjudicator for the NH All State Music Festival Auditions.
Rick received his Bachelor of Music Education from the University of Massachusetts/Amherst. He completed his Graduate studies as a graduate assistant instructor at Indiana University/Bloomington concentrating on both trumpet performance and band literature and conducting. His conducting instructors include Dr. John Jenkins, Dr. William Gaver, Stephen Pratt, and Ray Cramer. His trumpet instructors include Walter Chesnut, Stephen Plank, Charles Gorham, and Allan Dean.
Rick and his wife Anne, also retired from education, reside in Keene. Their children, Brent, Sean, and Kristen, have all left the nest for their own successful careers. To schedule a lesson with Rick please contact Elm City Music at email@example.com.