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Claude Gordon Students on Trumpet and Brass Instruments

Name Instrument Notes
Gordon Ait Trumpet
Frank Abrahamson
Bryan Adams
Jerry Adams
Jim Adams
Roberts Alberts
Burt Alexander
Tim Allen
Brad Allison
Herb Alpert Trumpet Unknown number of lessons
Anne Marie Anderson

Bob Anderson Trumpet

Dennis Anderson Trumpet
Manny Angel
Jeff Apmadoc
Charles Armiger
Brad Astalos
Carl Azavedo
Dave Bacon Trumpet possible and was on waiting list
Dave Banks Trumpet

Abel Barajas  Trumpet
Tom Bates
David Barrett
Tom Barrett
Kevin Bartlett
Jim Barton
Tom Bates
Steve Baumgartner
Bob Beals
Mark Bedell
Steve Beeson
Dave Bendigkeit  Trumpet

Kevin Berman
Oswald Bernard
Bob Berrinson
Bob Berrenson  Trumpet

Tom Bertetta  Trumpet
Vestley Bethel

Walter Beveridge  Trumpet
Andy Billman
Danny Bisiar
Gary Bivona

Bill Bing  Trumpet

Marc Blatt
John Bliss
Mark Bruner
John Boblett
Tony Bohn
Eric Bolvin  Trumpet

Rick Bonitree
Jerry Bowers  Trumpet

Vance Bowman  Trumpet

Dean Boysen  Trumpet

Pete Bresciani  Trumpet
Steve Brewer
Riz Brittan
Dave Britton
John Brown

Tom Brozene  Trumpet

Arlan Brunson Trumpet Brunson Brothers took one lesson playing for Claude with all 4 and their amp in his studio.
Deron Brunson Trumpet
Gaynor Brunson Trumpet
Raland Brunson Trumpet
Dolph Brust
Bill Bryant  Trumpet

Edward Buckley Trumpet

Jeff Bunnell  Trumpet

Dan Burns
John Burns
Terry Burns
Cliff Buxbaum
Mike Byres
Robert Byrnes
Paul Cacia  Trumpet
Steve Cady
David Campbell
Steve Campos Trumpet
Tony Candella
Phillip Cansler possible student
Mark Capalbo
Dale Carley
Ed Carroll Trumpet

Randy Carroll  Trumpet
Mike Casey
Victor Casillas
Mike Caster

Billy Catalono  Trumpet taught Jon Faddis
Brad Catania

Jack Caudill  Trumpet
Bob Ceccarini
John Cejanovich
Greg Chapman
Jean Chard
Bob Chase
John Christianson
Cody Christopher Trumpet
Ward Clark
Steve Clause
Steve Clickard
Jerry Clifton
Emery Clay

Dave Cockrell  Trumpet
Glenn Colangelo  Trumpet
Ted Colburn
Mike Collins
Bill Conrad
Jeff Conrad

Christopher Cook Trumpet

Don Copit
Rick Cordell
D. Corito
Henry Corral

Lonnie Cory  Trumpet

Bob Coyner  Trumpet

Salvator W. Cracchiolo "Sal"  Trumpet

Sam Cracchiolo
Richard Cruz
Les Culver
Justo Damion
Kathy Daniels
Jay Daversa  Trumpet

Don Davis
Sal Del Gato
Allen Dellinger
Mike Delwarte Trumpet
Karen Demmitt
Joe Desimone  Trumpet

Don Dial Trumpet
Tom DiLibero Trumpet
Eric DiLoreto
Perry DiVincentes
Christine Dolce
Del Downs
Ronald Drumm

Larry Duke Trumpet
Ed Dunlavey
Jim Dunne
Jim Dye  Trumpet

Walter Eason
Darryl Eaton
Fred Eckard Trumpet
Jerry Eckard Trumpet
Mike Eckard Trumpet
Dean Edwards
Don Eisaman Trumpet aka Don Edwards
Clarke Elliott
Dave Elliott

Don Ellis  Trumpet Don is the "well-known player" not named on p. 33 of Claude's Brass Playing book.
Marv Ellis
Jim Emmett
Lionel Emde
Paul Engeln Trumpet
John England
Mario Englesias
Don Erjavec
Paul Erzen
Zack Espinosa
John Esposito

Dave Evans  Trumpet

John Evans
Wayne Failoni
Ward Fansler
Dennis Farias  Trumpet

John Farrington
Robert Faunt
Mike Fay
Bob Ferris
Robert Fienga Trombone
Eric Filbeck
David Fillipo
Gary Flores
Pete Fournier

Jon Forrest  Trumpet
Richard Franklin
Don Fransioni
Kerry Freidel
Guy Fricano
Pete Froeberg

Robert Gale  Trumpet

Darrel W. Gardner  Trumpet Possible student?
Lance Garner
Greg Garrett
Tom Garvin
Jim Gass

Vince Gassi  Trumpet
Gary Gee
Bob Geiler Trumpet
Matt Gertmenian
Rick Gillinger
Jean Gobinet Trumpet

Mark Godfrey  Trumpet
Lance Goerner

Chandler Goetting  Trumpet Principal Trumpet in Munich Symphony
Brian Goldman
John Goldman
Marc Goldman

Lou Gonzales  Trumpet

Irv Goodman  Trumpet Benny Goodman's brother
Bill Gorman
Al Gotleib

Jim Grafmeyer  Trumpet

Tom Graper  Trumpet

Matt Graves  Trumpet

Don Gray
Gary Greenfelder
Brooks Greer
Tracy Groninger
Bob Grove
Marc Gumberg  Trumpet

Chuck Gustafson
Bruce Haag  Trumpet

Dave Haberman
Phil Haddick
Jack Hale, Jr.

Bill Hall  Trumpet
Dent Hand
Glenn Harmon
Bret Harrington

David Harrison  Trumpet

Marlon Harrison
Scott Hartman
Mark Hatch Trumpet
Kiyoshi Hawakawa
Jack Heath
Paul Hecht Trumpet from St. Louis
Chris Hedlund
Mark Henderson
Richard Henderson
Robbie Hendrickson
Isac John Henry French Horn Salvation Army in area code 818
Rhys Henson  Trumpet
Mike Hesse Oslo, Norway
Dave Hesseman

Stan Hernacki  Trumpet

Bill Hicks  Trumpet
Dennis Hill
Trent Hinkforth

Rich Hofmann  Trumpet
John Holbleib  Trumpet
Dave Holden

Tom Holden  Trumpet
Dave Hollingsworth
Bob Horej
Ronin Horne

Tony Horowitz  Trumpet

Jim Howsman  Trumpet

Jon Hove
TJ Hudson
Dave Huesmann Trumpet
Diane Hughes
Kerry Hughes Trumpet Witchita Falls, Texas
Pat Hughes
Bill Hunsicker  Trumpet

Marshall J. Hunt  Trumpet
Dard Hunter
Kurt Hutchinson

Howard Hyde Trumpet
Tim Hyland
Mario Iglesias
Greg Ives
Cephus Jackson Compton, CA
Ed Jackson
Don Jamarillo

Ken Jenkins Trumpet
Bob Johnson

Doug Johnson  Trumpet

Geo R. Johnston
Bob Jones
Tracy Jones
Roy Jutzy
John Jystad
Jack Kanstul  Trumpet

Zig Kanstul  Trumpet
Hisashi Kanazawa Trumpet Japan
Lindy Kao
Mark Kasparian
Dave Kent
Todd Kent
Les Kepics
Russ Kidd Trumpet

Harry Kim  Trumpet

Ralph Kimball
Ron King  Trumpet

Brad Kintscher French Horn

Kacey Rogers Kintscher French Horn
Thad Klimas

Carole Klein  Trumpet

William B. Knevitt  Trumpet

John Kramer
Bob Krause  Trumpet

Ernie Krause  Trumpet
Steve Kraus
Tony Kzar
Howard Lackey

Ernie Langone  Trumpet
Paul Larson

Rieu Laurent  Trumpet
Dan Lavoy
Scott Layden

Kathy Layton  Trumpet

Carl Leach, Jr.  Trumpet
Carol Leach
Dr. James A. Lee Trumpet San Mateo, CA
Gary Lee  Trumpet

Jim Lee
Mary Kathryn Lee Studied in Saratoga, CA in 1992
Roger Lee
Carl Lenthe Trombone
Greg Lewis

Jeff Lewis  Trumpet
Mark Lewis
Ed Liddie
Ron Limberg Trumpet
Larry Lippold
Harold Littin
Larry Lockwood
Don Loflin

Chris Lopez  Trumpet
Kathy Lopez French Horn
Mike Loveless
Steve Loza
Steve Lubick
Rod Lucich

Bonnie Luedeka Hunsicker  Trumpet
David MacCracken
Tony Mack
Bruce MacKay
Cliff Maddox

Johnny Madrid Trumpet At least one year, confirmed by John Noxon
Terry Magrum
David Maldanado
Mark Manda  Trumpet
Harold Mann

Greg Marciel  Trumpet

Stan Mark  Trumpet
Matthew Martin Bakersfield, CA

Bruce A. Martineau  Trumpet

Matt Mascovich  Trumpet

Real Mathieu  Trumpet

Rich Matta  Trumpet

Daniel Joseph Matus  Trumpet
Chris Maybean
Terry Mayborn
Dr. Glenn Mayer
Skip McAuliffe
Bob McCoy
Sean McCoy
McCurdy
Marvin McFadden  Trumpet
Paul McGhee
Dan McGurn Trumpet
John McIntyre Trumpet
Mike McKay Trumpet
John McLandres

Michael McPheeters Trumpet

Pat Meagher
Darrel Meisenheimer
William Melendros
Tom Mendenhall
Willy Mendoza
Larry Merengillano
Randy Merritt
Terry Meyborn
Ron Meza  Trumpet

Ron Michaels  Trumpet
Richard Micheletti

Pierre Michelou  Trumpet
Leslie Midling

Kent Mikasa  Trumpet
Byron Miller
Dr. Larry Miller, M.D.  Trumpet

Steve Miller
Bruce Mills
Darren Miner  Trumpet

Greg Minix
Bob Mitchell
David Mitchell
Ron Modell  Trumpet

John Mohan  Trumpet
Vicky S. Molik
Tony Monte Calvo
Bob Montgomery
Robert Monticelli
Brad Moore
Mike Moore
Mario Morales
Don Morosie
King Morris
Bill Morrison
David Morrison
Stacey Morrison
Brad Motter
John Mottet
John Munson
Ted Murdock
Pat Mulligan
Bob Mustol

Catherine Murtaugh  Trumpet
Kathy Murtaugh
Sabrina Muyskins Trumpet

Byron Myhre  Trumpet
Warren Naccochéz
John Neblett
Marv Nelson
Jim New
Archie Newall
Wesley Nicholas
Steve Nicklas
Barry Nitikman
Jim Norman Trumpet
Dona Norris
Boris Noss

John Noxon Trombone

Scott Nygard Trumpet

Bob O'Donnell  Trumpet
Mike O'Hern
Peter Olson

David O'Neill Trumpet unknown number of lessons
Andy Omdahl  Trumpet
Gary Pack

Brian Padilla  Trumpet

Ezra Palmer Trumpet
Dave Palombo
George Pandis Trumpet
Jon Papenbrook  Trumpet

Bernie Parsons  Trumpet
Jim Pastore

Jim Paulson Trumpet

Mike Paulson  Trumpet

Lorenzo Perez
Bob Perino
Mike Phillippe
David Phillips
Herb Phillips
Jim Phillips
Brent Pierce
Steve Pierce
Winston Pierce
Steve Pikal
Lorenzo Perez
Kathy ?
Mike Phillippe  Trumpet

Steve Pittman
? Poland
Howard Polley
Ray Poncin
Patti Porter
Mark Postor
Dave Powell  Trumpet
Terry Powell
Dave Primac
Garner Pruitt
Jon Pugh
Paul Pugh

Jeff Purtle  Trumpet
Larry Pyatt
Dan Quick
Mark Rabuchin

Jean-Pierre Ramirez Trumpet

Keith Raskin
Mark Rassmasson
Kevin Rauscher
Dan Reed
Howard Reginald Trumpet
Bill Resch
Kevin Rescher
Jeff Reynolds Trumpet
John Rialson
Gerry Rice
Mike Rice  Trumpet
Ronald Ricketts Trombone
Bob Rinck, Jr.
Bob Rithaler Trumpet

Earl A. Rogers  Trumpet

Jim Rogers
David R. Roberts Trombone
Ignacio Rodriguez
Ray Roninette
Virgil Rodgers
Earl Rogers
Jim Rogers
Kacey Rogers French Horn
John Rosenberg  Trumpet

Andy Ross
Mike Rotman  Trumpet
Joe Rotunda
Carl Rowe
Dennis Royse
Tim Rubottom
Dave Ruddock

Bob Runnels  Trumpet
Trumpet
Solomon Russo 
Eddie Rutherford

Bob Sakoi  Trumpet
Mike Salem
Chase Sandborn Trumpet possible and was on waiting list
Jim Saollosi Trumpet
Fred Sautter  Trumpet
Dan Savant Trumpet
Bernie Schneider
Kurt Schmidt
Mark Schmidt
Dave Schneider
Jean Schon

Andy Scott  Trumpet

Ken Scoville
John Seal
Jeff Seidel Trumpet
Marcus Selby
Anatoly Selianin
 Trumpet Saratov University and friend of Timofei Dokshitzer
Vincent E. Shank  Trumpet
Don Sharp Trumpet

Ed Sheftel  Trumpet

Mike Sheldon
Shigeyoshi ? Studied at the same time with Masashi Sugiyama
Lance Shinkle
Guy Shobe  Trumpet
Jerry Simon
James Simpson
Jim Sims
John Skinner

Larry Skinner  Trumpet

Susan Slaughter  Trumpet

Curt Sletten  Trumpet

Ron Smedley
Jeff Smiley Trumpet aka Mr. "Balanced Embouchure"
Burch Smith
Richard Smith
Scott Smith
George Souza Trumpet and Guitar

Larry Souza  Trumpet
Robert Souza
Lee Sparks
Steve Sprouls
Will Spencer

Doug Stanley  Trumpet

Larry Stelly
Paul Stenstrom
Lowell Stevenson  Trumpet
Daniel St. Pierre
Vern Stracener

Vern Strasner  Trumpet

Bob Staup
Ed Steele
Lester Stehmier
Richard Stehmeir
Melissa Steinbock
Larry Stelly
Paul Stenstrom
Mike Stergis
Lowell Stevenson Trumpet
Don Stillo
Larry Stone
Curt Stout
Howard Struble  Trumpet

Walt Stuart
Masashi Sugiyama  Trumpet

Tim Sullivan  Trumpet

Chazz Sutton  Trumpet

Greg Szabo Trumpet
Ernie Tack Trombone
 Played in The Tonight Show Band
Jeff Taylor
Roger Ternes Trumpet
Jim Thacker  Trumpet
Scott Theriac
Phil Thompson
Tye Trimpey
Joe Triscari Trumpet
John Trombetta Trumpet

Barry Trop  Trumpet

Steven Trop Trombone
Damon Trujillo

Nancy Tucker  Trumpet
Henry R. "Hank" Uhland
David Umstead
Gerald Upcraft
Gary Urwin

Mark Van Cleave  Trumpet

Bob Valle  Trumpet

Duane Vallejos  Trumpet

Jim Valves Trumpet aka Jim Weight
John Van Slyke
Daniel Ventura
Ron Vermillion  Trumpet
Mike Villegas
Marie Virgillio
Paul Wadenius

Roger Wagner Trumpet

John Wagness
Robert Waldron  Trumpet
Gene Waller
John Wallwork
John Walters

Steve Watkins  Trumpet

Jerry Wechter
Jim Weight
Joe Wein
Andy Weiner Trumpet
Cathy Weir
Kathy Weir
Pixie Weir
Tim Wendt March 1992
Grey Wes
Dave Westerskov
Roy Wiegand Trombone

Hal Willenborg  Trumpet

Bryan Williams
Don Williams  Trumpet

Ron Williams Trombone
Scott Williams

Gene Wing  Trumpet
Bryan Williams
Scott Williams
Tracy Williams Trumpet from Salt Lake City, UT ?
Jerri Wolfe
Mike Wyly
Richard York

Paul Witt  Trumpet
Cindy Wood Trumpet

Roger L. Wood Trumpet
Craig Woods  Trumpet

Scott Wright  Trumpet
Mike Wyly
Steve Ybarra
Al Zansler
Bob Zattola Trumpet New York
Tom Zdimal

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