As an educator, Gerald Bailey keeps busy teaching master classes and clinics throughout the Midwest and teaches privately in the Chicago area.  He is currently a jazz instructor at University of Indianapolis, adjunct professor at Moraine Valley Community College, Trumpet Technique Instructor at the Chicago High School for the Arts, Ableton Live tutor for After School Matters, and a private trumpet teacher at Lyons Township High School.

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Expectations in Gerald’s classes are kept at a high level and many of his students have gone on to become college music majors, compete at festivals, and participate in a wide range of community music organizations.

Free Status Quo Lead Sheet for Bb instruments PDF download:  Status Quo Bb Lead Sheet


Need a free beginning level trumpet solo with piano accompaniment?  Download my arrangement of “Everything is Awesome” from the Lego Movie here:

Everything is awesome – 001 Trumpet in Bb

Everything is awesome – 001G Piano

everything is awesome trumpet.jpgNeed to find a last second trumpet solo to feature your beginning to intermediate level students?  Download a free copy of my piano accompaniment for the “My First Arban” version of Carnival of Venice just in time for solo and ensemble contest:  carnivalofvenice My1stArban accompaniment

Free Download of the Carnival of Venice Beginner Level Play-a-long:

Learn to play chords on the Ableton Push 2:

Learn these beats by playing along with the recordings. Listen for the groove or swing. Try finding the original releases by J Dilla, The Honey Drippers and some classic Chicago House Music.

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