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David S. Rydelnik

Dave Rydelnik is a trumpeter/vocalist and entrepreneur. He has been playing trumpet for 20 years, and singing nearly all of his life. He lives in Schenectady New York. Although his training as a jazz musician started late in his life, he has studied with many great players, including Dan Dobek, Nat Phipps, Pat Harbison, Peter Bellino Ray Vega, Jim Rotondi and Jon Faddis. Dave comes from a family rooted in a musical background. His grandfather, Bill Channon, worked as an arranger for Buddy Rich, Bob Chester and Buddy Fischer's bands in the 40's. His grandfather started the formal music program in the Simsbury, CT public school system in 1956 and was the high school band director there, among other things. His grandfather is the one who was responsible for teaching Dave the trumpet, and has been one of the biggest influences in his life musically as well as spiritually. Dave's mother is a pianist, singer, and flutist and Choir Director. His uncle is the host of Thursday Morning Jazz on 91.3FM WWUH radio in Connecticut. For more information on him, and his program, please go to music/jazz/mark.htm

David is also a Beachbody Coach in fitness and is an Isagenix Health Consultant.


LeBlanc Al Hirt trumpet GR mouthpieces

Primary Instrument


Willing to teach

Advanced only


Tutored Ear Training and Sight Singing/Aural Skills at Schenectady County Community College in 2004-2005 and 2007. Teaches private lessons in the Schenectady/Albany NY area. Available 6 days a week, Monday-Saturday Rates: $25 for 45 Minutes, $30 for one hour

Clinic/Workshop Information

Carmine Caruso's Musical Calisthenics for Brass Arnold Jacob's Song and Wind