Lance LaDuke

Carnegie Mellon University
Duquesne University
Pedal Note Media
Lance Learns to Play

XO Artist Since: 2007
Music Genre(s): Classical, Jazz, World


Favorite Band(s): They Might Be Giants
Favorite Venue(s): Suntory Hall, Japan
Who are your strongest influences?: Steve Martin, Seth Godin, Elvis Costello

Lance LaDuke is internationally known as an educator, performer and creator. He teaches at Carnegie Mellon University as Artist Lecturer in Euphonium, Freshman Advisor and Coordinator of Special and Creative Projects. Lance teaches business, marketing and communications as part of the CMU Music Entrepreneurship Program, coaches and mentors a variety of chamber ensembles and is also Adjunct Professor of Euphonium at Duquesne University. Lance was a member of Boston Brass and the US Air Force Band in Washington DC, has performed with the Philadelphia Orchestra and currently plays with the River City Brass. He has taught and/or given masterclasses at some of the world’s finest conservatories, including Juilliard, the Royal Academy of Music in London and the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. Lance co-wrote and produced “Band Blast Off,” a highly successful band recruiting DVD and maintains an active speaking career, sharing his thoughts on practice, leadership, and self-development. His book, “Music Practice Coach, Five Workouts to Get the Most Out of Your Practice Time!” is available as a FREE PDF download at His new YouTube show “Lance Learns to Play,” documents his attempt to learn every instrument on the planet. Lance is an Educational Ambassador for Jupiter Band Instruments.