Trumpet Lessons


matt cappy

Trumpet - Matt Cappy, a graduate of The University of The Arts has toured, performed and cut tracks with Grammy winning artists such as Jill Scott, The Roots, Jay-Z, Dave Matthews Band, Mary J. Blige, Michael Jackson, Earth, Wind, & Fire and gospel superstar Kirk Franklin. He has recorded on 2 grammy winning records, Fred Hammond’s “Free to Worship” in 2008 and Kirk Franklin’s “Fight of my Life” in 2009. Matt appeared and performed in the movie Dave Chappelle’s Block Party in 2005 and also appears in Jill Scott’s Live in Paris DVD released in 2008. Matt currently is touring with K’Naan behind his major label debut called “Troubador” in which Matt played, arranged and sang background for the record.Matt is also serving his 2nd term on the Board of Govenors for the National Association of Recording Arts and Sciences, Philadelphia Chapter.

Matt obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Trumpet performance and a Master’s Degree in Music Education from The University of The Arts and frequently does Master Classes throughout the US. Matt has been teaching privately since 2003 and has numerous college graduates teaching and playing throughout the country.

Jon Shaw

Trumpet- A Native of Ontario, Canada, Jon relocated to Philadelphia to study with prestigious trumpeters such as David Bilger, Jeff Curnow, Matt Gallagher and George Rabbi. Jon maintains a regular teaching schedule privately, as well as at Temple University , Drexel University, Camden County College, and La Salle College High School.  He holds a bachelor’s degree from University of the Arts, and a Master’s Degree from Temple University. 

A Philly resident since 2008, Jon maintains a regular performance schedule in the Tri-State Area and can be heard playing in a number of local theaters such as The Kimmel Center, The Academy of the Arts, The Walnut Street Theatre, and the Forrest Theatre. He has performed or recorded with: The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, The Jazz Orchestra of Philadelphia, The Philly Pops, Jon Faddis, Benny Golson, Wayne Bergeron, Randy Brecker, Bobby Shew, Jimmy Heath, Wynton Marsalis, Aretha Franklin, The Four Tops, The Temptations and more.