Brass and woodwind instruments are commonly found in orchestras and school marching bands. Students often receive college scholarships for playing brass and woodwind instruments in their marching band. Playing and perfecting a brass or woodwind instruments gives the student an opportunity to play music collaboratively as one member amongst a larger team of musicians.
Playing an instrument in school band not only builds character, self-esteem, and social skills, but also can improve test scores. According to a study published in the Journal of Education Psychology, “High school students who take music courses score significantly better on math, science, and English exams than their non-musical peers.” At Spicer’s Music, we teach all brass and woodwind instruments. We work closely with local educators to ensure that our teaching methods align with school music programs.
We use a number of teaching methods and books to teach technique, theory, ear-training, and sight reading. Our brass and woodwind students range from absolute beginners, to students looking to hone their skills in preparation for concerts, competitions, and college try outs. At Spicer’s Music we also teach a number of adults desiring to begin a new musical journey, or simply pick up where they left off previously.
Alec started his musical career in 2006 where he first picked up the trombone in his middle school instrument try-out night. He then headed to the University of Montevallo to pursue a bachelor’s degree in music education. Wanting to follow in his father’s musical footsteps, Alec eagerly awaited for band
class to start so he could begin playing music. Since then, Alec has performed in the 2013 Honor Band of America and has earned the John Philip Sousa award for musical excellence.
Alec played in multiple university ensembles, earned the principal player position in the Montevallo wind ensemble, and was the lead trombone in the university jazz band. Alec was a part of the low brass choir, was a founding member of the first university percussion ensemble, founding member and president of Montevallo’s Music Teachers National Association collegiate chapter, and played professionally in many different settings from opera performances to theater productions.
In tandem with his love of performing, Alec has a deep passion for teaching students to find their passion in music. Alec has been teaching students ever since his freshman year in college. Alec teaches students from all age ranges and backgrounds in both classical and jazz styles. + Show More
Chase Moore is originally from Fayette, Alabama. He began his formal musical training in
middle school, where he joined the concert band playing the trombone. His love for music
quickly grew, and he actively sought out other opportunities on various instruments such as the
trumpet, euphonium, and piano. He was an active member in his high school’s concert, marching, and jazz bands. He was also a member of the concert choir, where he served as one of the choir’s student accompanists.
Chase went on to pursue a degree in Music Education from the University of Alabama and was a member of the Million Dollar Band and participated in different concert ensembles on trombone and piano.
During his time at the University of Alabama, Chase held leadership positions in the Million Dollar Band and Trombone Studio continued his piano studies, as well. After graduating, Chase worked as a middle school band director at Duncanville Middle School where he taught 6th -8th grade band and computer science.
He has since moved to Auburn to complete his Master of Music Education degree. He is currently a Graduate Teaching Assistant with the Auburn University Music Department.
Chase keeps an active performing schedule with the Auburn University Concert Bands and the Alabama Winds, a community band comprised mostly of music educators from across the state of Alabama. Chase is very excited to be a part of the Spicer’s Music team! + Show More