Kevin Slota (he/him) - Online Only
Trumpet - Trombone - Flute - Clarinet
Kevin has been teaching at Mode Music Studios since 2014. He teaches trumpet to all levels as well as beginning trombone, clarinet, and flute. In addition to teaching at Mode, he also works with the non-profit Michael J. Owen Music Education Fund coaching band students at several Title 1 schools in the Seattle Public School district.
Since trumpet can naturally elevate almost any style of music, Kevin actively seeks out the most diverse performance opportunities trumpet can offer. He plays principal trumpet with the Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra with additional orchestral performances including Sammamish Symphony Orchestra, Thalia Symphony Orchestra, Puget Sound Symphony Orchestra, and the Seattle Rock Orchestra, who he performed with at the Sasquatch Music Festival, Capitol Hill Block Party, and Summer Meltdown, as well as several other summer festivals, large local venues, and a special performance with Devotchka at The Moore.
He has performed musical theatre shows with Studio East, Driftwood Players, and Twelfth Night Productions. He also plays solo trumpet in the non-profit Geetanjali Tamil Band/Orchestra, performing many Bollywood soundtrack favorites to raise money for education in India.
Kevin has performed and/or recorded with several Seattle based bands including Vicious Petals, Knathan Ryan, Emily McViker, Okham’s Razor, Family Worship Center, Seattle Rock Orchestra Street Band, Twilight Motel, Wind Up Bird, Kithkin, Ravenna Woods, and Exohxo. He has participated in events for Musicares, Artist Home, and the annual Tom Waits tribute at Conor Byrne Pub. Kevin also performs yearly for Easter, Pentecost, and Christmas services at various churches in the Seattle area. He also offers brass and orchestral arranging services for any style of music.