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.
Peter Guidi is a performer and horn teacher in the Keene area. He studied at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst under the tuition of Laura Klock and Dr. Joshua Michal, where he received both his Bachelor’s degree in Music Performance as well as a Professional Performance Certificate. He later completed a Master’s degree in Music Performance at Bowling Green State University in Ohio with Dr. Andrew Pelletier. While living in Ohio, Peter was a mentor for the Detroit Symphony Orchestra’s civic ensembles, where he taught and ran sectionals for the youth orchestra and wind ensemble’s horn sections. Additional training was done at Kendall Betts’ Horn Camp, where he studied with A. Kendall Betts and renowned soloists Herman Baumann and Bernhard Scully.
Peter has performed with the Adrian Symphony, Amherst Symphony, Smith College Symphony, Amherst Pocket Orchestra,and the Vive! Ensemble, among others. Chamber music experience includes multiple performances with the UMass faculty wind quintet Avanti Plus, as well as being a founding member of the horn quartet Fourte!. Peter has performed in masterclasses for Frøydis Ree Wekre, Michael Hatfield, Bruce Hennis, Gustavo Camacho, Bruce Hudson and Ellen Dinwiddie Smith.