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garrettMinor holds a Bachelor's Degree in Music Education & Performance from Southwest Missouri State University and and a Master's Degreee in Performance & Accoustics from the University of Missouri.

He has taught low Brass at Music/Arts Institute from 1990-1997 and again from 2011 - Present; is currently Principle Trombone with Heritage Philharmonic for more than 20 years, and was Staff Trombonist for Atlantic Express from 1991-2005.

Minor has performed or toured with: St. Louis Symphony, Kansas City Symphony, One MO Time, The Four Tops, Barry Manilow, Bob Hope and Ringling Brother & Barnum & Bailey Circus.

Minor has served as Music Director for Productions with: Blue Springs City Theater, Independence Theater, Wyandotte Theater, Barn Players and Bell Road Barn Theater.

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"I wanted to drop you a note as a parent. Minor Garrett has been such a wonderful teacher for our daughter Sarah! He cares about her becoming the best musician she can be! He challenges her and is helping her to not only become the best Tuba player she can be but also a critical thinker and well rounded musician. We are grateful for all of the time and personal effort he has put into Sarah. We have recomended MAI and Minor to several people and we could not be happier that he is continuing with her lessons! Thank you!"