Education and Background
Jacob received an M.A. in Performance and Music Education, and B.A. in Trumpet, Piano and Conducting from The Gnesin Academy of Music in Moscow, one of the world’s leading music schools. Jacob has performed trumpet and piano as a soloist, chamber musician, and accompanist in Russia, Japan, Mexico, and the US. He has won numerous competition awards, including first place at the Russian National Music Competition, Russian State Competition, and Concertino Prague US Competition. He has over 25 years of experience teaching brass ensembles and private piano and trumpet lessons.
Jacob joined the CSMA Music Faculty in 1994. He teaches private piano and trumpet lessons, as well as Brass Ensemble classes and workshops. He also prepares students for the ABRSM exams in both piano and trumpet.
Students from Brodski’s studio consistently win competitions for both piano and trumpet, such as the US Open (8 medals in 2018), awards in Junior Bach Competition and trophies in Anaheim Maestro Awards for Piano accompanist from all choirs.
Jacob tailors his teaching style “depending on the individual student and the style of music they are interested in, keeping in mind their goals and intentions.”