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I am a professional trombonist that teaches at two universities in Central Ohio. Air + Vibration = Sound will be the foundation for all that we do in our lessons, and it is easy to learn. Once it is understood and developed, it will then be mastered. Our lessons will focus on striving for excellent technique while developing a beautiful sound.
Trombone is my primary focus. I have been playing for 15+ years and have spent my life figuring out how to teach myself to play it better every day.
I teach a well structures journey into learning this wonderful expressive and fun instrument. All aspects of the rudiments of the instruments are covered and beginning students will follow their progress through a method book and several additions to learn the musical language and the instrument.
The trombone is a colorful and exciting instrument played in many styles of music throughout the world, from jazz and classical to funk and soul to reggae, afro-beat, and Latin American music. In addition to covering the basic technical requirements of the instrument, I'm particularly interested in the many genres in which the trombone can be found, and I like to focus on the styles of music that most interest and challenge my students. I began playing soprano trombone over ten years ago, and I have taught tenor trombone privately and in public school programs for several years. I encourage the use of long tones, air support, and brass calisthenics to improve tone, increase range and endurance, and work towards greater flexibility.
I am all about teaching the whole musician, meaning that you will not be learning just trombone but all the skills necessary to be the best musician you can be! This includes ear training, music theory, sight-singing and more.
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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 you master the basic parts of the instrument. Also, be sure that your mentor is friendly and approachable so that learning to play is not only educational, but fun. We know that choosing the perfect music teacher can be difficult. Here at TakeLessons we only hire the top 5% of music instructors throughout the country ensuring you have a great experience. We have fantastic trombone lessons as well as proficient and friendly instructors waiting to help you achieve your musical goals!