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Meet Chris


Trumpet and small brass ensembles.

Study trumpet with an experienced teacher and player of more than 35 years!

Mr. Ballman has been teaching privately in the Germantown area since 1990, and has been playing professionally in the Milwaukee area since the early 1980’s.

Chris Ballman’s playing experience spans more than thirty years, having worked in Cincinnati, Las Vegas, Dallas, Milwaukee, and Canada, with the pit orchestras for the shows Cabaret, 1776, Side Show, Jeckyll and Hyde, and the Wizard of Oz, several big and small jazz bands, salsa bands, brass quintets and trumpet ensembles. In 1981, Chris earned recording credit as a side man with the funk band and Capital recording artist Sun.

Chris Ballman began teaching professionally in the areas of Cedarburg and Germantown in 1991, and taught in the Milwaukee Public School system traveling music teacher program from 1992-2003.

Chris Ballman studied music performance at Ohio University with Professor Ernest Bastien from 1977- 1981. Additional studies with Dr. Donald S. Reinhardt, 1979-1980. Academy of Music.