Robert Kruskol, Trombone & Euphonium
My students call me Rob and I'm available to teach on Wednesdays.
Robert received his B.M. and M.M., from the Juilliard School. He studied trombone with of Edward Herman Jr., and chamber music with Gerard Schwarz. Current faculty at Nashua Community Music School and Concord Community Music School. Mr. Kruskol has conducted masterclasses for Concord High School and the Derryfield School and is former faculty member of the 92nd Street Y School of Music in New York City. He has performed with the NH Philharmonic (principal trombone), Nashua Symphony, Boston Lyric Opera, Granite State Opera, Granite State Symphony, New England Brass Quintet, Boston Brass, the Monadnock Chorus Orchestra and the MIT Brass Ensemble. Past performances include the New York Philharmonic, NJ Chamber Symphony and Gramercy Brass of New York.
Brad Smith, Trumpet
My students call me Brad and I'm available to teach on Mondays.
Brad Smith is currently the Band Director at Milford High School. As a public school educator he has worked with students grades 6 through 12 and taught concert band, jazz band, marching band, music theory, music appreciation and audio engineering. His high school concert, jazz and marching bands have repeatedly received high praise in state and regional festivals and have performed in France, Spain, Italy, Washington D.C., New York, Boston and throughout New England. Brad had the privilege of conducting the Boston Pops Orchestra when he was named WZID's "NH Top Music Teacher" in 2008.
Brad earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Music Education and Master of Arts in Instrumental Conducting from the University of Arizona in Tucson, AZ. While studying at the University of Arizona Brad played trumpet in the school's top ensembles including Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Orchestra, Studio Jazz Ensemble, and Trumpet Ensemble, and also performed in many theatre productions. He also worked as teaching assistant conducting the Pride of Arizona Marching Band and the Campus Band. Brad's past teachers include Edward Reid, Michael Walk, and Rob Boone.
Brad is a versatile musician and performs a wide range of musical styles with a variety of artists and groups; he has played with the Keene Jazz Orchestra, New Era Jazz Band, Nashua Chamber Orchestra, New England Brass, and supported performances at the Palace Theater and Salem State College. Brad has performed throughout Mexico and at the International Trumpet Guild conferences in Dallas, Texas and Bangkok, Thailand.
Brad lives with his wife, Jessica, in Hollis, NH where he teaches private trumpet lessons at their home. When he isn’t playing music, teaching, or conducting, Brad enjoys playing soccer and hiking.