Solomon J. Parham

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Instrument(s)?
I teach private lessons to trumpet students.

Instrument(s)?
Piano, flute, trumpet, and DAWs (digital audio work stations)

What style(s) of music do you teach/pay
Jazz, R&B, gospel, hip hop, and classical.

Hometown?
Detroit, MI

What are some performance/professional highlights?
Being instrumental in guiding my students to institutions of higher learning.

What was your first gig?
Playing at Johnny O’Neal Baker’s Keyboard Lounge in Detroit, MI in 1990.

Favorite Walker West memory/experience?
Performing with Wessell Anderson and Christian McBride.

Musical influences?
Herbie Williams, Terence Blanchard, and Harold McKinney.

Favorite album?
The Best of Dexter Gordon

Why is music education so important?
Music education is an integral part of human development, and I am privileged and honored to be an individual to help cultivate that awareness.

Advice to young musicians?
Stay humble to the craft.