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Brass Lessons

Nancy Tozzo - Trumpet, Trombone

Nancy Tozzo (known as “Ms. Toz” by her students) is a retired music teacher from RSD#17, Haddam-Killingworth, where she taught for 35 years. During her senior year in high school, she earned a spot in the CMEA All-State Music Festival Band on trumpet. At Western CT State University she graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in music education. Ms. Tozearned her master’s degree from Wesleyan University’s GLSP program. As a member of Bugles Across America, Nancy currently volunteers to perform “Taps” at military funerals throughout the state when no military bugler is available. During her 35 years of teaching in RSD #17, she encouraged and prepared hundreds of students to audition for the regional music festivals in our state and hosted these festivals four times at Haddam-Killingworth Middle School. Many of her students have gone on to teach music and/or perform professionally. Nancy makes learning the music fundamentals enjoyable in order for students to succeed and she works to find the best motivation for each individual performer. Her motto is, “If you can say it, you can play it!”

 

Adam Clarke - Trumpet, Trombone, French Horn, Euphonium

Adam Clark is a Connecticut native brass player, bass player, and music educator. He holds a degree in Music Education from The Hartt School at the University of Hartford where he studied euphonium under James E. Jackson III and trombone under Dr. Ronald Borror. While at The Hartt School, Adam performed with all of the major ensembles in addition to a number of chamber ensembles. Most notably, Adam has performed at Carnegie Hall with the Hartt Wind Ensemble, and advanced in the International Tuba Euphonium Conference competition at Arizona State University with his tuba quartet. Currently Adam plays bass for the band Atlas Gray, who he has toured the East Coast with and provided support for guitar legend Albert Lee, Denny Laine of the band Wings, and Peter Asher, famed producer and singer. Adam also holds a K-12 Teaching Certificate in Music Education from the state of Connecticut and has been teaching privately for 10 years.



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