Cooper Hyde is a Guitarist, Ukulele Player, Trumpet Player, Composer, and Music Producer from Northern New Jersey. He is a graduate of the Berklee College of Music with a degree in Contemporary Writing and Production. Cooper strives to inspire his students to achieve greatness in music by being actively involved in the industry himself. Aside from teaching, Cooper works as a composer for film and television and does arranging and production for recording artists. He writes, records, and produces music in a wide range of genres spanning from EDM to Orchestral music. Cooper’s overall approach to music is very personal, and he wants to extend the same personal approach to music to his students.
Cooper has 10 years of teaching experience, including work as a Core Music Tutor while studying at the Berklee College of Music. He is a certified Master Tutor by the College Reading and Learning Association and has a deep knowledge of music theory, composition, and production techniques. He also has experience conducting summer music programs with kids ranging from ages 7-14.
As a guitarist, Cooper has studied with industry professionals with success in Jazz, Rock, Blues, and Pop styles. His main influences include Jimi Hendrix, Gary Moore, Jeff Beck, and John Mayer. He has written and recorded original music for commercial release and has been featured on several other commercially released records as a session guitarist. His live experience ranges from solo Jazz guitar and musical theater, to playing a headline showcase at the Berklee Performance Center.
As a Trumpet player, Cooper was trained classically by Montclair State Brass Department head Charles Bumcrot. Since high school, Cooper has played Trumpet on three commercially released records and toured with an Indie-Rock group in the Northwest US. His performance experience ranges from small concert halls to Metlife Stadium as the brass captain of a nationally ranked marching band.
Cooper’s love for music drives him to endlessly strive for continuous improvement. His well-rounded approach is an invitation for students to come and study music the way they want to, and find the fun in the hours of hard work. Music is driven by inspiration, and Cooper believes every student can learn to play their instrument by pursuing the music that inspires them.