Bio and Teaching Philosophy

Biography

Antonios George Molfetas has a B.A.in Music from Florida State University, and is currently pursuing a Masters in Trumpet Performance and Conducting from The University of South Florida. He is the Resident Trumpet Performer of Nativity Catholic Church in Brandon, and a member of The Florida Wind Band. He also works as a freelance musician in Daytona Beach, Tallahassee, Sarasota and the greater Tampa Bay and   St. Petersburg areas. Antonios has been teaching brass privately for ten years to all ages and levels through private lessons, sectional and ensemble coaching, master classes and clinics. He has worked as a Graduate Assistant at USF with the Herd of Thunder (HOT) Marching Band, has taught undergraduates applied lessons, assisted in music history courses, and has aided in undergraduate conducting courses. His trumpet instructors include Professor Peter Waidelich of Daytona State College, Professor Bryan Goff and Dr. Christopher Moore of Florida State, Professor Tom Macklin of Stetson University, and Dr. Jay Coble of the University of South Florida. He has also studied conducting with Dr. William Wiedrich and Dr. John Carmichael of USF. Mr. Molfetas was the conductor of the USF Brass Choir (2011-12), and founder of the USF Summer Band.

Teaching Philosophy

The way to truly see results in a student’s playing, character, and life is to nurture and promote the great things they do and to try to deter them from incorrect habits. I believe that any student who wants private instruction and is willing to work should have the opportunity to do so. We truly do not know what potential an individual will have or how learning music could affect the path they will walk in life.

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