"I make sure to secure a solid base of fundamentals while also instilling a sense of excitement for music- you can't have one without the other. I help my students to discover their own musical voices, and guide them to becoming their own best teachers."
Rebecca Steinberg is from Connecticut and came to New York City to study at the Manhattan School of Music. As a performer she enjoys being involved in a variety of ensembles . “I mainly perform as an orchestral and chamber musician. I am a founding member of the brass quintet "Calliope Brass". I also enjoy playing for theater productions and working as a klezmer musician”.
Rebecca began playing the trumpet in 4th grade. “My father is a pianist and trumpet player. When he said I wasn't allowed to play saxophone, I decided to follow in his footsteps and play the trumpet (and I am so glad I did!). I was drawn to the beautiful sound. It was my father who first shared his love of music and teaching with me”. Rebecca has also been influenced by her teachers Thomas Smith, Vincent Penzarella, Laurie Frink, and Burton Kaplan.
In her teaching, Rebecca emphasizes guiding her students to discover their own voice. “I make sure to secure a solid base of fundamentals while also instilling a sense of excitement for music- you can't have one without the other. I help my students to discover their own musical voices, and guide them to becoming their own best teachers. I also like to incorporate the tools of singing, mouthpiece buzzing, and breath work into our routine, because if you can sing it, you can play it. We work on music the student finds exciting and fun, and move towards goals that expand on that type of music”.
When Rebecca is not playing and teaching the trumpet she enjoys various forms of exercise including marathon running, yoga, and crossfit as well as trying new restaurants and attending music and theater performances.
This program follows some of the cross-currents that span the 20th century in an evening of solo and chamber works by composers from around the world.