Trevor Kellum

Trevor Kellum, saxophone

Teaching Artist Statement
My emphasis on saxophone playing is first and foremost supporting the student's sound and developing a good tone. Proper support from the diaphragm also strengthens embouchure which automatically fixes common issues such as intonation, unbalanced or improper timbre, projection, and dynamics. After this is established the sky is the limit! I specialize in classical and jazz technique exercises, as well as teach music from all genres - pop to classic American standards found in film, television, and musicals. When I delve into more advanced techniques such as ear training, improvisation, and musical theory, this personally makes my teaching that much more satisfying! 

Teaching Bio
A Berklee College of Music graduate, Trevor is familiar with the expectations of music students in the local public school systems. Many of his students have auditioned and been accepted into Classical and Jazz Districts and All-State festivals. He has been teaching privately since 2004, and has experience teaching master classes. Trevor joined South Shore Conservatory's woodwinds and jazz/rock/pop departments in 2014. 

Performance Bio
Ever since receiving a standing ovation at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. at the tender age of ten Trevor has been hooked on performing. He has performed at Boston's Hatch Shell, Symphony Hall, Sculler's Jazz Club, Ryle's Jazz Club, and many other venues in New England and New York. In addition he has performed clinics with the legendary Tower of Power horns and their bassist Rocco Prestia. In 2005 Trevor was a featured artist with the New Bedford Symphony Orchestra. He is currently a member of high profile corporate acts such as The Sultans of Swing, Steve Anthony and Persuasion, the Cape Cod Conservatory Jazz Band, and the South Coast Jazz Orchestra. Trevor joined South Shore Conservatory in 2014.