Trumbull Music Studios

Trumbull Music Studios


Learn your music. Tons of vinyl records for sale. Sunday September 27th from 11-4. 40 Logan St. Bridgeport CT.
Missing all of you! Floyd Cramer's "Last Good-bye"
Xavier's first piano recital! Thank you Jeff!!!
Are the lessons on for tonight even though there is snow? I do not see an update.
As I've often said, "The teaching-studio is no place for Levity."
We know things look pretty serious with flooding down there. Anxious to hear what the statis is.
I like doing different things with old music. You should see what I do with "Riding On A Mule"!

Teaching Music is ALL we do! Private instruction in Piano/Keyboard, Drums/Percussion, Band Instrume

Private, individual instruction in piano/keyboards, guitar/bass, drums/percussion, band instruments (brass and woodwinds)and strings in a comfortable professional environment. Our teachers are full time experienced instructors with our students' success as our first and only goal.

Operating as usual


The Social Studies Department hosted the 2023 Rho Kappa National Social Studies Honor Society Induction this morning in the auditorium. 58 seniors were inducted into the Honor Society under the student leadership team of Michael Citarella, Elizabeth Steeves and Nicholas Valyayev. Rho Kappa represents excellence in the social sciences and the concept of knowledge through service. These students have collectively performed over 500 hours of service to their school and community this year. Congratulations to all the students, their advisors Miss Boland and Miss Kremzar and the entire Social Studies department!

Recording: Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band 02/01/2023

Recording: Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band

Recording: Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Geoff Emerick Paul McCartney had the idea for Sgt Pepper during a flight from Kenya to England in November 1966. On this day they began recording the title song. The session took place from 7am to 2.30am, and saw nine takes of the...


We're so excited to share this photo from the online archives of the Bridgeport History Center at the library downtown. Unearthed by board member Barbara Rogo, it shows GBS musicians with conductor Maestro Giovanni Conterno 102 years ago!! It appears that Conterno was busy as a conductor, composer, and author in Bridgeport and New York.

We're proud of our rich history and hope you will join us this season as we continue our music director search. Let's see who will carry the baton into the future! Tickets for our March and April concerts are available at


Fender Rhodes 1969 student piano


One of America's great songwriters.

Happy birthday Neil Diamond who was born on this date January 24, 1941 in New York, NY. He grew up in Brooklyn, NY.

He has sold more than 130 million records worldwide, making him one of the best-selling musicians of all time. He has had ten No. 1 singles on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and Adult Contemporary charts: "Cracklin' Rosie", "Song Sung Blue", "Longfellow Serenade", "I've Been This Way Before", "If You Know What I Mean", "Desirée", "You Don't Bring Me Flowers", "America", "Yesterday's Songs", and "Heartlight".

Thirty-eight songs by Diamond have reached the top 10 on the Billboard Adult Contemporary charts, including "Sweet Caroline". He has also acted in films, making his screen debut in the 1980 musical drama film "The Jazz Singer".

Diamond was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1984 and into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2011, and he received the Sammy Cahn Lifetime Achievement Award in 2000. In 2011, he was an honoree at the Kennedy Center Honors, and he received the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2018.

Meet The Beatles! 01/20/2023

Meet The Beatles!

Meet The Beatles! Recorded: 11 February; 30 July; 11, 12 September; 3, 17, 23 October 1963 Producer: George Martin Engineer: Norman Smith Released: 20 January 1964 Personnel John Lennon: vocals, electric guitar, acoustic guitar, harmonica, tambourine Paul McCartney: vocals, bass guitar, piano, claves George Harrison:...


Mark Upton - Russ Young - Ivan Hutchinson - Greg Norton - Fanfare For the Common Man (James Last Version)!

The 1977 Emerson, Lake and Palmer arrangement of the music of Aaron Copeland


Gene Krupa, the first ever inductee into the Modern Drummer Hall of Fame, was born January 15th, 1909.

Photos from Trumbull Music Studios's post 01/13/2023

Samhith and mom do the drum jam thing

Magh Bihu - Wikipedia 01/13/2023

Magh Bihu - Wikipedia

Magh Bihu - Wikipedia Magh Bihu (মাঘ বিহু) (also called Bhogali Bihu (ভোগালী বিহু) (of eating Bhog i.e. enjoyment) or Maghar Domahi (মাঘৰ দোমাহী) is a harvest festival celebrated in Assam, North-East India, which marks the end of harvesting season in the month of Magh...


Kate Bush at the Fairlight CMI. One of the pioneer compositional keyboards.


Happy Birthday CT


She's playing a right handed guitar left handed.


During this week in '67, the Beatles continued to record “Penny Lane", which began on December 29.

Paul was dissatisfied with the initial attempts at the song's instrumentation and was inspired to use a piccolo trumpet (built one octave higher than a regular trumpet) after seeing trumpeter David Mason play the instrument during a BBC television broadcast of a Johann Sebastian Bach concert.

On January 17, Mason recorded the instrumental solo used for the final mix at EMI Studios.

“The result was unique, something which had never been done in rock music before,” said George Marton.

According to Beatles recording engineer Geoff Emerick, Mason "nailed it" and Paul tried to get him to do another take but Martin insisted it was not necessary, sensing Mason's fatigue. He also played over the song's final chorus, replacing the oboe parts from that portion of the track.

Mason later said he was impressed that John, George and Ringo were present at the session, demonstrating a common interest in shaping the song, although he was taken aback by their moustaches and psychedelic clothing.

Mason was paid £27 and 10 shillings for the session and achieved international renown for his performance.

Prior to this recording, the high "E" reached by Mason was considered unobtainable by trumpet players and has been expected of them since this performance.

Dave Mason is shown below and we thank internationally renowned Beatles photo librarian Boris for tracking down this image.

Timeline photos 01/04/2023

Timeline photos


German film score composer and music producer HANS ZIMMER with his Moog Modular Synthesizer, a type of electronic synthesizer that was developed by Robert Moog in the mid 1950's. The photograph was taken in December 1980 (Looks like there are also some Roland Modular components on the bottom tier as well!)

Hans Zimmer has scored more than 500 projects across all mediums, which, combined, have grossed more than 28 billion dollars at the worldwide box office. Zimmer has been honored with two Academy Awards®, three Golden Globes®, four Grammys®, an American Music Award, and a Tony® Award.

His work highlights include Dune, No Time to Die, Gladiator, The Thin Red Line, As Good as It Gets, Rain Man, The Dark Knight trilogy, Inception, Thelma and Louise, The Last Samurai, 12 Years A Slave, Blade Runner 2049 (co-scored w/ Benjamin Wallfisch) and Dunkirk, as well as recent film scores including Top Gun: Maverick, Wonder Woman 1984 and The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run. Most recently, Zimmer won the Academy Award® for Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures for Dune.

In 2019, Zimmer scored the live-action remake of The Lion King, for which he received a Grammy® nomination for Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media.


The Moog was much smaller than previous synthesizers, and much cheaper, at US$10,000 compared to the six-figure sums of other synthesizers. Whereas the RCA Mark II was programmed with punchcards, Moog's synthesizer could be played in real time via keyboard, making it attractive to musicians. New Scientist described it as the first commercial synthesizer.

Most Moog synthesizers were owned by universities or record labels, and used to create soundtracks or jingles; by 1970, only 28 were owned by musicians.

The Moog was first used by experimental composers including Richard Teitelbaum, Dick Hyman, and Perrey and Kingsley. In 1968, Wendy Carlos released Switched-On Bach, an album of Bach compositions arranged for Moog synthesizer. It won three Grammy Awards and was the first classical album certified platinum. The album is credited for popularising the Moog and demonstrating that synthesizers could be more than "random noise machines".

For a period, the name Moog became so associated with electronic music that it was sometimes used as a generic term for any synthesizer. Moog liked this, but disapproved of the numerous "cruddy" novelty records released with his name attached, such as Music to Moog By, Moog Espana and Moog Power.

An early use in rock music came with the 1967 Monkees album Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones Ltd. In the same year, the Doors used a Moog synthesizer on their song "Strange Days". In 1969, George Harrison released an album of Moog recordings, Electronic Sound, and that year the Moog appeared on the Beatles album Abbey Road on tracks including "Because", "Here Comes the Sun" and "Maxwell's Silver Hammer". Other rock bands who adopted the Moog include the Grateful Dead and the Rolling Stones. It was also adopted by jazz musicians including Herbie Hancock, Jan Hammer and Sun Ra.

In the 1970s, at the height of the Moog's popularity, it became ubiquitous as part of progressive rock bands such as Yes, Tangerine Dream, and Emerson, Lake & Palmer. Keith Emerson was the first major rock musician to perform live with the Moog, and it became a trademark of his performances; according to Analog Days, the likes of Emerson "did for the keyboard what Jimi Hendrix did for the guitar". Almost every element of Donna Summer's 1977 influential song "I Feel Love" was created with a Moog synthesizer, with the producers aiming to creating a futuristic mood. Robert Moog was critical, saying the sequenced bassline had a "certain sterility" and that Summer sounded like she was "fighting the sequencer". In later decades, hip hop groups such as the Beastie Boys and rock bands including They Might Be Giants and Wilco "revived an interest in the early Moog synthesizer timbres".

The Guardian wrote that the Moog synthesizer, with its dramatically new sounds, arrived at a time in American history when, in the wake of the Vietnam War, "nearly everything about the old order was up for revision". With their ability to somewhat imitate instruments such as strings and horns, synthesizers were believed to threaten the jobs of session musicians. For a period, the Moog was banned from use in commercial work, a restriction negotiated by the American Federation of Musicians (AFM). Robert Moog felt that the AFM had not realized that the synthesizer was an instrument to be learnt and mastered like any other, and instead imagined that "all the sounds that musicians could make somehow existed in the Moog — all you had to do was push a button that said 'Jascha Heifetz' and out would come the most fantastic violin player".

Moog features such as voltage-controlled oscillator, envelopes, noise generators, filters and sequencers became standards in the synthesizer market.[3][17] The ladder filter has been replicated in hardware synthesizers,[18] digital signal processors,[19] field-programmable gate arrays[20] and software synthesizers.


On this day December 27, 1981 Hoagy Carmichael died at 82. He was an American musician, composer, songwriter, and actor. Carmichael composed several hundred songs, including 50 that achieved hit record status. He also appeared as a character actor and musical performer in 14 films, hosted three musical-variety radio programs, performed on television, and wrote two autobiographies. In 1961, Carmichael was featured in an episode of The Flintstones entitled "The Hit Songwriters".


A quick music theory lesson. Merry Christmas to all.


Jimi as Santa


A quick music theory lesson. Merry Christmas to all.


Attended last evening


This evening at the Post Mall

Mobile uploads 12/20/2022

Re restored

Photos from Milford Concert Band's post 12/20/2022

Photos from Milford Concert Band's post


Duane does the band conductor thing.

Phase One complete. The band did the Ho Ho Ho music thing really well tonight. Here's the new picture. Concert shots to follow. Sunday, 12/18 at 1pm at the Milford Senior Center. Monday, 12/19 at 7pm CT Post Mall (in front of Macys)

Photos from Trumbull Music Studios's post 12/17/2022

Student music concert at the Trumbull Library this afternoon.

Photos from Trumbull Music Studios's post 12/16/2022

Happy birthday, Beethoven!
Our iconic Beethoven statue has watched over students, faculty, and performers in the bustling Jordan Hall at the New England Conservatory for well over 100 years! The statue was constructed by sculptor Thomas Crawford and was initially loaned to the Conservatory from the Handel and Haydn Society in 1903. In 1951, it was officially given to the Conservatory on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the Alumni Association.


Last evening at Madison MS. Many TMS students performing


This Saturday's Student Music concert is consolidated to 1:30pm.


The Marine Band performed on the White House lawn for the lighting of the National Christmas Tree in 1944.


The Cornwall and Patterson Manufacturing Company was organized in Bridgeport, Connecticut on October 1, 1879. The firm was founded by Jesse B. Cornwall, a former clerk at the Bridgeport Lock Company, and James T. Patterson, the proprietor and founder of the Bridgeport Organ Works. The company specialized in the production of piano and organ hardware, in addition to manufacturing a small line of baseball goods. Its plant initially occupied a space in what was known as the West End Mill (also the home of the Bridgeport Organ Works), this located at the corner of Railroad Avenue and Organ Street, where the company employed roughly 25 hands through the 1880s. Around 1898, the Cornwall and Patterson Manufacturing Company moved from its rented quarters in the West End Mill and occupied a newly erected factory located at the corner of State Street and Bedford Avenue. This was enlarged on several occasions during the first two decades of the 20th century and by the mid-1920s the company employed over 100 workers. The household piano industry reached an apex during the 1920s and was dealt a serious blow by onset of the Great Depression in 1929. As a result, the Cornwall and Patterson Manufacturing Company slipped into receivership during the mid-1930s. The firm was dissolved and then reorganized late in 1937 after being acquired by the Leach Manufacturing Company of Providence, Rhode Island. The business was subsequently revived and by 1939 employed between 25 and 49 hands in its Bridgeport shop. The State Street plant appears to have been far too large for the reorganized company as the business was moved to a smaller leased factory space at 938 Crescent Avenue around 1940. In 1957, the firm was acquired by the renowned piano and organ parts manufacturer Pratt, Read and Company, which by then had consolidated its offices in Ivoryton, Connecticut. The Bridgeport plant was moved to 1155 Railroad Avenue during the late-20th century, and the Pratt-Read Company manufactured screwdrivers at this location until 2007. The Cornwall and Patterson Manufacturing Company’s former State Street factory subsequently passed to a series of short-term occupants, including Mitchell Brothers, Incorporated, underwear manufacturers, during the 1940s; the Bridgeport Pressed Steel Corporation and the Bright Light Reflector Company during the 1950s; and Drug Service, Incorporated and Aerosol Techniques, Incorporated during the 1960s. The plant has since been converted for use as offices, artist studio space, and as a storage facility for a building materials retailer.


Krampus Nacht (Dec 5)


51 years of smoke....

"….We all came out to Montreux
On the Lake Geneva shoreline
To make records with a mobile
We didn't have much time
Frank Zappa and the Mothers
Were at the best place around
But some stupid with a flare gun
Burned the place to the ground

Smoke on the water, a fire in the sky
Smoke on the water

They burned down the gambling house
It died with an awful sound
Funky Claude was running in and out
Pulling kids out the ground
When it all was over
We had to find another place
But Swiss time was running out
It seemed that we would lose the race…."

The lyrics of the song are about a real event. On Dec. 4, 1971 Deep Purple were in Montreux, Switzerland, where they had set up camp to record an album using a mobile recording studio (rented from the Rolling Stones and known as the Rolling Stones Mobile Studio—referred to as the "Rolling truck Stones thing" and "a mobile" in the song lyrics) at the entertainment complex that was part of the Montreux Casino (referred to as "the gambling house" in the song lyric).

On that night, Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention played a concert in the casino's theatre. This was to be the theatre's final concert before the casino complex closed down for its annual winter renovations, which would allow Deep Purple to record there.

At the beginning of Don Preston's synthesizer solo on "King Kong", the place suddenly caught fire when somebody in the audience fired a flare gun toward the rattan covered ceiling, as mentioned in the "some stupid with a flare gun" line. The resulting fire destroyed the entire casino complex, along with all the Mothers' equipment.

The "smoke on the water" that became the title of the song (credited to bass guitarist Roger Glover, who related how the title occurred to him when he suddenly woke from a dream a few days later) referred to the smoke from the fire spreading over Lake Geneva from the burning casino as the members of Deep Purple watched the fire from their hotel. "It was probably the biggest fire I'd ever seen up to that point and probably ever seen in my life" said bass guitarist Roger Glover, "It was a huge building. I remember there was very little panic getting out, because it didn't seem like much of a fire at first. But, when it caught, it went up like a fireworks display".

The "Funky Claude" running in and out is referring to Claude Nobs, the director of the Montreux Jazz Festival who helped some of the audience escape the fire.

Do you remember the first time you heard "Smoke on The Water" and did you have any idea at that time what the song was really about?

Hard to believe that this happened 51 years ago tonight.


RIP Bob McGrath, the original face of Sesame St. Taught us all that "C" stood for COOKIE!

Photos from Trumbull Music Studios's post 12/03/2022

Photos from Trumbull Music Studios's post


Boris Karlof (aka William Pratt) narrates "The Grinch Who Stole Christmas" in 1968.

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