Hear Tim And His Students Play
Tim Saeger is a native of San Diego, California. He is a member of the San Diego Local 325 Musicians’ Association working as a freelance trumpeter. As a well rounded musician, Tim performs in everything from big band jazz to classical weddings and often substitutes with the San Diego Symphony during their Pops Season. Passionate about teaching the trumpet Tim also holds several trumpet coaching jobs and maintains a large private studio, personally interacting with over 100 students a week. Active on social media, Tim’s audio/video skills help him stay in contact with a large audience with one of his latest FaceBook videos receiving 260k views. While making online trumpet videos, Tim has recently collaborated with some of the biggest named trumpeters in the business.
Recent Experience of Note
Substitute and Extra Trumpet, San Diego Symphony — 2018–Present
During the SDSO Pops Seasons or on their Fox Film Concerts, you may find Tim assisting Principal Trumpeter, Chris Smith. As a classically trained trumpeter but with a passion for lead playing in big band jazz, Tim is well suited for the Pops Shows.
Trumpet, Classics For Kids Orchestra — 2004—Present
Passionate about educating our youth, Tim has enjoyed being a member of this orchestra whose sole purpose is to educate our youth and bring concerts to the underprivileged.
Principal Trumpet, Shadow Mountain Church Orchestra — 2006—Present
This Internationally Broadcasted Mega Church has an orchestra and 200 member choir perform services every weekend. Performing Handel’s Messiah to Gospel Rock, this is no ordinary church gig and demands a broad range of musical skill and physical capability. Tim is occasionally featured as a soloist.
Trumpet Class Coaching and Private Studio
Native to San Diego and known for his passion in music education, Tim currently holds weekly trumpet coaching jobs at one middle school and three of the major competitive local high schools. Accommodating up to 60 private lessons/week plus his coaching jobs, Tim personally interacts with over 100 students each week. Tim’s students regularly and successfully audition for the All State and Southern California honor bands. In recent years he has had a student hold principal positions in their top orchestra and jazz band. Although unofficial, Tim can boast that his trumpet studio is one of the most, if not THE most, represented trumpet studio in these honor bands.