Reeder Music Academy

​​3482 Canino Tassajara​​​
Danville, CA 94506
​Tel: 925-964-0571

​​​Make Music A Part Of Your Life!
Mike Rose  
Trumpet and Trombone instructor 

Mike Rose is a professional trumpet player, composer, and arranger. He has been an active part of the Bay Area music scene for the last 35 years. He has an extensive touring and recording history with R&B, Soul, Blues, Jazz, Rock, Pop, and Latin. 
At the age of 16 Mike was playing professionally in R&B and top 40 bands around the San Francisco Bay Area. In 1989 Mike recorded on Todd Rundgren’s “Nearly Human” album, performing on the Fantasy Studios “live session” with Prairie Prince, Vince Welnick, Randy Jackson, and Bobby Womack. Mike also performed live with Todd at the famed Filmore West. 
Most of the 90s was spent as a road musician touring the U.S. with several different bands including Buddy Ace, Johnny Hernandez, The Dynatones, and Lydia Pense and Cold Blood. In addition, Mike played internationally in the Atlantis Showroom Orchestra for Carnival Cruise Lines.

Mike has performed in festivals around the world including the Umbria Jazz Festival in Perugia, Italy, the Porretta Soul Festival, also in Italy, and the Maspalomas Costa Canaria Soul Festival in the Canary Islands, Spain.

Mike has worked as a freelance trumpet player with groups such as Bernard Purdie, Lenny Williams (Tower of Power), Jimmy Mckracklin, Syl Johnson, Otis Clay, Sir Mac Rice, Little Anthony and The Imperials, The Shirells, The Coasters, The Drifters, The Mighty Sam Mclain, and many more.

In 2006 Mike was awarded the Bay Area Blues Society Trumpet Player of the Year. He has recorded on dozens of C.D.s for labels from Blind Pig records to Warner Brothers Recording. His studio work includes commercials for McDonalds and the video game Madden2004.

In addition to being a private trumpet and trombone teacher and a jazz theory instructor, Mike has extensive teaching experience including: The Walnut Creek Civic Arts and Education Jazz Ensemble director for 15 years, trumpet section coach at Diablo Valley College, and camp counselor at La Honda Music Camp. In 2011 he directed the College Park High School Jazz Ensemble, and in 2014 he co-directed the jazz band at Acalanes High School.
Presently Mike is continuing to freelance, teach, write, record, and arrange music and is now certified in Pro-Tools Digital Recording. You can hear some of Mike’s music at