Ian Skinner is a jazz trumpeter, pianist, composer, and teacher. In his lessons, he prioritizes creating a personal and playful relationship where students feel comfortable to explore improvisation, self-expression, and collaboration, while also learning about technique, theory, and tradition.
He grew up on the Central Coast of California, graduated with a BM in Jazz Studies from University of Nevada Reno, and brings with him years of experience in interacting with a variety of exciting musical communities.
Music and creativity can have the power to inspire our lives, and this power works in its own way with each individual. Ian believes in everyone's own sense of musicality, and seeks to bolster every student to appreciate themselves and others.