Vinny attended the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where he studied Music Education. While completing his Bachelor of Music Degree, he was a member of the trumpet studio of renowned teacher/artist Eric Berlin. Through Eric’s instruction, Vinny was exposed to a broad range of styles and participated in the Symphony Band, Chapel Jazz Ensemble, Trumpet Ensemble, and several chamber groups. As a result, he is comfortable playing and teaching all styles of music. Vinny’s other primary teachers include: Bob Couturier, Chris Burbank, and Micah Maurio.
Mr. DeStefano currently teaches middle school general music and chorus at Groton- Dunstable Regional Middle School in Groton, MA. He holds a Massachusetts State Initial Educator License and is a member of the International Trumpet Guild, National Association for Music Education, and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Men’s National Music Fraternity. When not teaching or playing trumpet, Vinny can be found tinkering with and riding his bicycles in scenic Southern New Hampshire.
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