Teacher Profile: Brady Gaskin

Brady Gaskin

Brady Gaskin

Instrument(s): Brass, French Horn, Piano, Trumpet, Tuba, mellophone

City: Washington, DC

Education: Northern Illinois University

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    About Brady Gaskin

    Brady is a music teacher from Northern Illinois who instructs brass and piano students of all ages from elementary through adult in the D.C. area. He began playing trumpet after switching from clarinet his sophomore year of college and, with the help of private instruction, quickly flew above the other students in the section. Within his first year of playing, in 2012, Brady successfully auditioned for a top tier Drum Corps International group called the Phantom Regiment, where he performed for four years.

    Brady studied at Northern Illinois University under Dr. Mark Ponzo. While attending University he met a representative from "The Commandant's Own" United States Marine Drum and Bugle Corps and decided to take his love of music and marching to the professional level in a world-class military ensemble. Brady has been in "The Commandant's Own" for six years, where he has traveled across the country playing music on behalf of the Commandant of the Marine Corps. His most notable performances are the memorial service for Senator John Glenn at the Columbus Ohio State House and the Avanches Tattoo in Avanches, Switzerland.

    Brady taught private piano lessons at the NIU Community School of the Arts as well as Expressions Music Academy. With all students, he believes in setting strong foundations that develop the whole student from the start. He also believes in reaching his students’ goals on an individual level and finding what inspires them.

    Outside of music, Brady enjoys hiking, traveling, and rock climbing. He and his wife also have a small photography business that has been operational for three years, specializing in headshots and couples photography.

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