Trumpet, cornet, and horn instructor David Klein received his Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Connecticut and Master of Music degree in trumpet performance from Michigan State University. His teachers have included Richard Green, Mel Broiles, Daniel Patrilak, Ross Beacraft, Arnold Jacobs, and Rich Illman.
Klein performs in many genres including jazz, klezmer, and vaudeville, as well as many ensembles, from concert wind groups to orchestras. His klezmer band, Heartland Klezmorim, has performed throughout Michigan and Indiana at venues including the Great Lakes Folk Festival, the East Lansing Arts Festival, the Meridian Historical Village Summer Concert Series, the Wheatland Traditional Arts, and The Ark. He has released two klezmer recordings with his klezmer band. He teaches beginning to advanced students in classical, jazz, klezmer, and world music.
Klein describes his approach to teaching as “a combination of understanding an individual student’s needs and being methodical. Being a former college trumpet instructor, I am able to guide a student to the highest of levels.”