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Popular Online Trombone Teachers

Joe C.

Cedar Rapids, IA
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Jesse M.

Palo Alto, CA
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Jordan M.

San Diego, CA
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Joe C. Cedar Rapids, IA

Subjects Taught

Accordion, Banjo, Bass Guitar, Bassoon, Broadway Singing, Cello, Clarinet, Classical Guitar, Drum, Fiddle, Flamenco Guitar, Flute, French Horn, Guitar, Harmonica, Harp, Mandolin, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Oboe, Opera Voice, Organ, Percussion, Piano, Saxophone, Singing, Songwriting, Trombone, Trumpet, Tuba, Ukulele, Upright Bass, Viola, Violin

About Me

*** Travel Equipment ***
I provide my instrument. Expect student to have their own.

*** Specialties ***
All methods, styles, genres.

*** Play just to have fun or prepare for college, church and/or professional employment! ***

Jesse M. Palo Alto, CA

Subjects Taught

Arrangement and Composition, Banjo, Bass Guitar, Classical Guitar, Composition, Djembe, Drum, Ear Training, ESL, Guitar, Hand Drums, Japanese, Music Performance, Music Theory, Piano, Singing, Songwriting, Trombone, Trumpet, Tuba, Ukulele, Upright Bass

About Me

My Background

I've been playing with classical ensembles and rock bands since 2001. Even though I started on classical trombone and rock guitar, I have come to expand my repertoire to a variety of instruments and genres. During my time in college I performed with the University choir, orchestra, and band. I also have organized, wrote/arranged for, and performed with a variety of bands in my home state of New Mexico, as well as Japan, and the San Francisco Bay Area.

Since 2006 I have been an active teacher. This profession has taken me everywhere from working with classical guitar classes in New Mexico high schools to Elementary students in Japan to a variety of private students of various musical instruments and genres everywhere I've been. Since relocating to the Bay Area in 2010, I've had the pleasure of working with lots of great students from kids to adults with a wide range of ambitions. More recently I've also started teaching online lessons via Skype and Google Helpouts with Take Lessons as well.

Philosophy of Learning

Lessons are generally in a relaxed setting and designed to work towards accomplishing student determined goals. While all students will study similar fundamentals regarding technique, theory, and performance, every lesson is as different as every person. What kind of music do you want to make? I'll tell you what you need to do to get there, and help you take the steps to achieve your aspirations.

I also love to help students put together a song, record, and produce it for them so that they can have a recording to share with their friends and family.

Lessons with small children are more focused on just having fun while developing a good musical foundation, but I prefer for them to have as much personal ownership of their lesson as possible like my older students as well.

I also hold events for all my students. (Check out our pictures and videos below!)
Younger students have the "Young Musicians Recital" every few months.
Adult students have a weekly "Jam Session Night" that they're welcome to come to whenever they'd like.

Aside from in-studio lessons, students also have the option to sign up for online lessons via Skype as well as do a drop-in lesson through Google Helpouts.
(*Online lessons offered during different times than in-studio lessons.)

*Unfortunately due to scheduling issues, I'm not currently accepting students for bi-weekly lessons. I can do regular weekly lessons, or occasional drop-in lessons, but bi-weekly appointments make it really hard for me to give the best scheduled times to my existing weekly students. I'm sorry for the inconvenience.

My studio is equipped with:

*Multiple Music Stands

*P.A. System

*Vocal and instrument microphones

*Guitars, Basses, and a Banjo

*Two guitar amps and a bass amp

*Various percussion including a fully equipped drum set

*An electric piano console

*A Trombone, Cornet, and Flute

*An extensive physical and virtual music library

*A recording system that students are not only welcome to use but encouraged to

*HD Webcam and condenser microphone for high fidelity online lessons via Skype

Jordan M. San Diego, CA

Subjects Taught

Bass Guitar, Clarinet, Guitar, Harmonica, Music Performance, Music Theory, Piano, Saxophone, Trombone, Trumpet, Tuba, Ukulele

About Me

Do you want a teacher who keeps you motivated and focused, who can show you all the skills of a well-rounded musician in a relaxed, friendly environment? I am the teacher for you! With a solid foundation in classical technique and experience as a jazz performer, we will tailor a plan for you to achieve your dreams in any style.

Jordan was born and raised in the El Centro, California where he began playing the alto sax in the elementary band program. At the age of 12, he began his study of guitar and drums, performing in several rock and ska bands around his home town and San Diego. At age 14, is where he found his love for brass instruments when he took up the trombone. While in high school he became a featured soloist with the Imperial Valley College Jazz Orchestra, under the direction of the legendary trumpeter Jimmy Cannon. It was this that lead Jordan to accept the Constance Weldon Music Scholarship to attend the University of Miami in Coral Gables, FL.

While performing in South Florida Jordan appeared with major acts including 10,000 Maniacs, and appeared on the Spanish television show "Calle Ocho." He also gained invaluable experience teaching in Miami public schools. His first teaching assignment was at Hialeah-Miami Lakes Senior High School where he directed 3 beginning bands, Concert Band, Wind Ensemble, and their highly decorated Jazz Band. Later Jordan moved into the elementary setting, teaching vocal and instrumental music for grades K-5 at Cypress Elementary.

In 2007, Jordan returned to California to pursue a music career in San Diego. He can be seen performing all over San Diego, Orange, and LA Counties in styles ranging from rock, jazz, funk, blues, hip-hop, Latin, and more. He performs primarily on trombone, piano, and guitar, but is known to pick up percussion, harmonica, and other wind instruments as well. Jordan, along with the rest of the aggressively funky cover band SuperMagnetic, were the grand prize winner of the 2010 Viejas Ultimate Music Challenge 4. In 2011, Tori Roze & The Hot Mess were nominated for a San Diego Music Award in the category of "Best Blues Artist" after the release of their first album "From The Hip." They released their second album "Turbulence" last December, and are heard regularly on local San Diego radio. This album has also been nominated for Best Pop album for the 2013 San Diego Music Awards. This spring, Jordan completed his Master of Music degree in Jazz Studies from San Diego State University.

On stage, Jordan is a talented and versatile performer. He is known for his trombone sound and improvisational ability, as well as his positive relationship with his fellow musicians. In lessons, Jordan is energetic and creative.

*** Lesson Details ***
I enjoy teaching kids and adults of all ages. When I arrive for our first lesson, we'll start by getting to know your musical tastes and aspirations. Then we make a plan. Then we play!

Everybody's path is different, but we must start with a strong foundation in the fundamentals. After we start to establish some technique on your instrument we will explore music that suits you from a practical stand point in your development, and very importantly, stylistically. Together we will plan a curriculum that keeps you motivated toward your goals and that fits your life style.

You can expect a laid back, yet focused environment. Most of all, you can look forward to progress! Hope to see you soon.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Living room with large wall mirror, good lighting, with full size keyboard, weighted

*** Travel Equipment ***
I expect students to provide an instrument for themselves. I also require a student to come prepared with sheet music, pencils, a binder or folder, and the texts from which they would like to study.

*** Specialties ***
I have an extensive background in jazz bands, classical wind ensembles, and improvisation. I also currently perform in both original and cover bands on trombone, keyboard and guitar, in a range of styles including rock, reggae, Latin, and funk. I teach beginning and intermediate piano, guitar, and woodwind instruments, as well as advanced brass.

Alan M.

Denver, CO
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elizabeth !.

Brooklyn, NY
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Nick D.

Austin, TX
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Alan M. Denver, CO

Subjects Taught

Clarinet, Drum, Flute, Percussion, Piano, Trombone, Trumpet

About Me

My name is Alan M. I have been the Denver music area for over 30 years. I have been playing professionally for all of that time playing Drumset to Timpani in many professional orchestras, Dance Bands and small Jazz and Rock Combos.

I have also had the pleasure to perform some great Musicals and Operas over the years. My students have been selected for some very prestigious scholarships.

I have also had my fair share of students win positions to the Denver School of the Arts.

*** Lesson Details ***
Private lessons are usually an half hour. During this time we will be working on fundamentals. Which is how to read and understand the music that is front of you. One of the most important goals that I impress on the student is learning how to be their own teacher for lifelong learning. Performance skills will also be covered.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Basement/Music studio w/ piano, 2 drum sets, trumpet, flute, clarinet, and seating for parents

*** Travel Equipment ***
Drums, Flute, Clarinet, Trombone, Trumpet

*** Specialties ***
I can help you start on a new journey of lifelong learning, learning how to play an instrument.

I can tell you that it will be one of the most beautiful things that you can do for yourself.

It has been proven that learning to play music benefits the brain in many, many ways.

Playing music has allowed me to travel over 75% of the world entertaining others.

What a great satisfaction.

I would like you to have that same feeling by learning to play an instrument be it a woodwind, brass, strings, piano, or my favorite percussion instrument.

All most any age can learn and benefit from the expansion of your person horizon.

elizabeth !. Brooklyn, NY

Subjects Taught

Music Performance, Music Theory, Piano, Singing, Songwriting, Speaking Voice, Trombone, Trumpet

About Me

Elizabeth! is a dedicated educator working in New York City and Los Angeles, committed to helping students of all ages gain greater confidence through music. Since 2005, she has worked with over 10,000 students at the elementary, middle, high school, and college levels, as well as with community groups of all ages. She is a regular clinician with the Queens College'€™s Kupferberg Center, NYC's Musicworks, and the LA Jazz Society'€™s Jazz in Schools program. She has presented clinics and assemblies for groups ranging in size from 10 to 800 people, and a sampling of previous clients includes: New York University (NYC), Universidad San Francisco de Quito (Ecuador), Jazz on the Volga Festival (Russia), Regis High School (NYC), Tamworth Elementary School (NH), Alameda High School (CA), Hanover High School (NH), and the Blue Oak School (CA). Each summer, she returns to her native Vermont to direct the Governor's Institute on the Arts, a 2-week program for 130 high school students.

Elizabeth also has a rich career as a trombonist and vocalist, performing with acts such as Michael Bolton, St. Vincent, and Matt Wilson. National TV appearances include American Idol, Late Night with Conan O'€™Brien, and Good Morning America. AOL compared her latest album of original music, Brainchildren, to Norah Jones.

Elizabeth holds a BA in Psychology from Harvard University, and an MA in Jazz Vocal Performance from Queens College. She is an endorsing artist for Getzen 3508R Custom trombones, and wears sequins as often as possible!

Lessons are meant to be fun and interactive, and directed by the topics students most want to learn.

*** Lesson Details ***
I'll work with you on your goals. Want to get better technically? Want to learn how to improvise or scat sing? Want to add songs to your repertoire? Want to talk about music business strategy? We'll lay out your goals and work toward them.

Hour-long lessons are recommended.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Keyboard
Acoustic guitar
Music stand

*** Travel Equipment ***
I expect students to have a keyboard or guitar at their home, preferably a keyboard. The students should also have their own instrument, and a music stand.

*** Specialties ***
I come from a jazz background, but am comfortable working with students in whichever style they are interested in (pop, rock, classical, etc.).

Nick D. Austin, TX

Subjects Taught

Acoustic Guitar, Arrangement and Composition, Audition Prep, Bass Guitar, Bass Trombone, Ear Training, Euphonium, French Horn, Guitar, Music Theory, Trombone, Trumpet, Tuba

About Me

Hello there,

I am a Music Education student at the University of Texas at Austin on the verge of earning my degree and have aspirations to conduct high school and college level bands. I have been a performing brass instrumentalist and guitar player for over a decade and a dedicated teacher for 4 years. I can teach music in all styles; so wether you are looking to play classical music in your church group on a brass instrument, learn to sing and play that song on guitar you've always loved, or just want to learn to write/arrange music on the side, I'm your guy. Beyond that, I'm a 22 year old with high energy, natural teaching ability, and a smiling face. I am excited to share my love of music with you in an incredibly productive way!

Nick

About Trombone

The trombone, meaning “large trumpet” from the Italian word tromba, is used in marching bands, concert bands, brass bands, big band cover bands, and various other ensembles. It is normally found in many genres of music, including classical, jazz, swing, and ska to name a few. If you want to learn to play the trombone, we have a course specifically designed to meet your needs. Our trombone lessons will help you learn the basics of playing the instrument as well as the more advanced techniques, which are usually employed by professionals. To top it off, we have Certified Music Instructors who are skilled trombone players themselves. Remember that when narrowing your search for the perfect trombone teacher, choose an instructor that can start you with proper trombone techniques, and help ...

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