About Ralph Burrows
Teaching on Wednesdays only. “I started playing trumpet, like most, in elementary school. I took to it right away and started private lessons soon after. I enjoyed music and trumpet specifically so much that the more I played the more I grew as a musician. Private lessons helped immensely.
I played classically as well as jazz and rock and whatever I could try. I also experimented a good bit with electronics and listened to all sorts of “world” music.
During high school, I decided that I was very serious and worked hard to audition for Manhattan School of Music. I was very lucky to get accepted and studied with a number of world class trumpet professors.
I continue to this day to play trumpet professionally. Currently, I play in a number of DMV bands in several genres…disco, reggae, afrobeat, jazz, etc. Not everyone has to be a professional or play their whole life but I truly believe that everyone can benefit from playing an instrument for at least some part of their life.”