"Life is something like a trumpet. If you don't put anything in, you won't get anything out."
William Christopher Handy
Gregory Tsafosattended High school from 2001-2005 at
Philadelphia High School for Creative and Performing Arts (CAPA). Attended
undergrad at Temple University where he received a degree in Music Performance
with a Tuba Concentration in 2011. Attended University of California Los
Angeles (UCLA) where he received his Masters in Music Performance in 2014.
He began his teaching career as a Teaching Assistant with
the UCLA Wind Ensemble as well as the UCLA Bruin Marching Band. When returning
to Philadelphia, He was offered a position at Settlement Music School where he
teaches Trumpet, Trombone, French Horn, Baritone and Tuba. He also works
offsite for Settlement at Hardy Williams High School as the Band Director as
well as off-site with after school programs where he teaches Brass. He is also
a teacher for weekend music programs geared toward teaching 3-8 year olds music
and rhythm at Settlement Music School.
Some past teaching experiences have been teaching at Father
Judge High school for 1 year as the Band Director as well as music outreach at
Carnell Elementary, Hardy Williams Elementary and Lee Elementary as the brass
teacher for after school programs. He has also worked at several camps during
summer break as a general music teacher. Such camps include the band camp at
Ridley Park High School teaching the Low Brass, the KIPP (Knowledge is Power
Program) where he taught young students the basics of music and rhythm in
Camden New Jersey, as well as a summer program at Carnell Elementary.
Currently, Gregory is a Performer with the
Philadelphia Wind Symphony as a member of the Tuba Section.
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