Brasswinds

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Alex Kidd

Alex Kidd started his musical career after his grandfather, Ronald Brady, began to gave him trumpet lessons. Alex, a graduate of Portland High School, was a member of the band and was selected to be a part of the CMEA All-State Band. Alex went on to attend the University of Connecticut, where he studied trumpet with Dr. Louis Hanzlik and Andrew Sorg. While at UConn, Alex was a member of the Symphonic Band, Concert Band, Marching Band, Pep Band, Men's Glee Club, Rock Ensemble, and various chamber music ensembles. Recently, Alex has been playing trumpet with the Middlesex Vocal Chords, as a member of the band. Alex received a Bachelor of the Arts, with a concentration in trumpet, from the University of Connecticut in 2016. Alex is currently pursuing a Master's in Education from the University of Bridgeport.  Alex teaches Trumpet and Low Brass. 

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Stuart Noelte

Stuart has been a member of the Conn. Valley faculty since 2008 teaching French Horn. He plays in many community orchestras throughout the state and is often called upon to play for many local high school musicals. He also is a member of the faculty at Portland High School as an Art and Photography instructor.  

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John Valerio

John Valerio received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in music education from Western Conn. State College where he studied piano with Lawrence Honan of Danbury. Lie later studied with the late renowned John Mehegan. He has been a public school music teacher since 1972 and has been teaching in District 13 since December 1973. He can be seen performing throughout the New England area. 

Conn Valley School of Music and Dance
226 Main Street
Portland CT, 06480
Phone: (860) 342-2270
Email: info@connvalley.net 

 Hours:
Mon - Thurs: 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm 

Friday: 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Sunday: (December) 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

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