Vinny DeStefano


Vinny attended the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where he studied Music Education and recently graduated from the American Band College where he earned a Master’s Degree in 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 band and general music at Groton- Dunstable Regional Middle School in Groton, MA. He holds a Massachusetts State 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 cars and bicycles in scenic Northern Massachusetts.