Picture of Trombone lessons in Elmwood Park, IL

Trombone Lessons
in Elmwood Park.
Amazing Teachers.

Flexible & affordable trombone lessons.
In person or online

Search For Your Teacher

Trombone Lessons.
It's your Time.

Get Started

A Better Way to Learn

Stay motivated and see faster results with TakeLessons!

Why TakeLessons
Icon-expert

Expert Instructors

We'll match you with the perfect teacher, wherever you are.

Icon-personalized

Personalized Lessons

Your style. Your pace. Feel like a star with custom plans designed for you.

Icon-guarantee

100% Guaranteed

We're here to make sure you're thrilled. Can you feel the love?

Meet Your Match

These Trombone teachers are highly rated by students in the Elmwood Park area, including La Grange, Elgin, Des Plaines, Arlington Heights and Orland Park.

Private Trombone Teacher

I have been teaching trombone for several years, and performing professionally for over 10 years. We will work on sound, technique, and musicality. All ages accepted.

About Kelly

After graduating from the University of Kentucky with a degree in music, I moved to New York where I lived for 11 years. I have been a professional multi-instrumentalist since then and a member of many bands including Beirut and Arcade Fire. I have also performed and/or recorded with many others including David Byrne, Passion Pit, Coldplay, and LCD Sound system. I have performed in dozens of countries, at some of the world's biggest festivals (Bonnaroo, Coachella, Glastonbury), and on many television shows (Colbert, Letterman, Fallon).

I have experience in playing and teaching many different styles and can teach you what YOU want to learn. Playing music can be a very rewarding experience, but should also be fun. I can promise you will have fun in our lessons and have fun with music in general.

*** Lesson Details ***
We will focus firs

t and foremost on what you would like to learn on your instrument, whether it be specific songs, styles, or a more general approach to your instrument or music-making. I have taught students of all ages on many different instruments and can work with anyone at any skill level.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Trumpet, flugelhorn, French horn, trombone, euphonium, tuba, flute, clarinet, saxophone, drum kit, keyboards, piano, organ, guitar, bass, ukelele, accordion, mandolin, various synthesizers, various percussion, and recording rig.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I can bring any portable instrument, and any sheet music required for our lesson.

*** Specialties ***
For brass I am a strong proponent of the Carmine Caruso method. As for genres I am most well versed in jazz, rock, and classical.
More

Reviews
January 19, 2016
Jesse K.
Kelly was very positive and reinforced great performance and gently corrected and looked for areas of improvement
November 16, 2015
Em
Great first lesson!
September 1, 2015
James D.
Kelly has a great teaching technique - really knows how to engage my son (13) and keeps him excited about coming back.

View Details

Kelly P.

Online

(7)

Michael R.

(19)

Bgcheck Background Checked


Private Trombone Teacher

Trombone was my first instrument and I have studied classical and jazz for over 15 yrs.

About Michael

Michael has worked with kids for 10 years in schools and arts programs to find fun and their best self through performance. He has taught orchestra, chamber music, jazz band and music theory in the public schools, while performing in local ensembles in and around the city. He also has studied drama, voice and movement and believes all these skills help in expressing yourself--no matter what pieces you want to play!

In addition to working with students K-12, he also loves working with adults. I try to provide a nurturing atmosphere for someone trying revive or discover previously hidden musical interests!

*** Lesson Details ***
We begin with what we love. The student usually chooses one of his or her favorite songs to interpret. Later, we add music, usually from the classical or jazz fields, that build our skills and help us f

eel successful. All technique is based on real music. Learning scales, keys and music theory become part of the music. By the end of 6 months, we will have a "repertoire" of several songs that express our best self!
More

Reviews
October 13, 2019
Pete Verdi
September 27, 2019
Georgia P.
Great connection with my kids!
September 27, 2019
Georgia P.
Great connection with my kids!

View Details

Bgcheck-lg
Michael R.

Online

(19)
Private Trombone Teacher

I teach absolute beginners, intermediate and advanced students. I work with them on technique, strong fundamentals, sound production and the repertoire of band and orchestra music.

About John

Since moving to Colorado in 2004 John has performed with all major arts organizations including Colorado Symphony, Colorado Ballet, Central City Opera. Before moving here he was in the San Francisco Bay area for many years with positions including Second Trumpet in San Jose Symphony and Principal Trumpet in California Symphony for eighteen seasons. As well he did numerous national tours and recordings with the San Francisco Symphony and San Francisco Opera. He taught 5th and 6th grade band in Los Altos schools and maintains an active private studio.

More

View Details

John K.

Online

Karl L.

(4)

Bgcheck Background Checked


Private Trombone Teacher

Professional trombonist in New York City with 10 years of teaching experience to students of all ages! Master's from New York University, Bachelor's from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Member of ska-punk band Streetlight Manifesto and frequently heard in Broadway pits.

Teaching style emphasizes fundamentals as a jumping-off point to whatever styles interest the student. Comfortable teaching orchestral excerpts, solo repertoire, and jazz improvisation.

About Karl

Karl is a professional musician in New York City. He plays with ska-punk band Streetlight Manifesto and in several Broadway show orchestras. Karl hails from Omaha, Nebraska where he started teaching privately in high school. He received his B.A. from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where he became well-versed in jazz and classical. Karl then completed a Master's at New York University where he was an adjunct faculty instructor.

He has taught individual and group lessons to students of many ages on trombone, trumpet, and bass guitar. Karl’s teaching style is grounded in fundamentals but also tailored to each student. He believes that music can enrich one’s life by improving discipline and the ability to multitask. Most importantly, it's fun!

More

Reviews
March 29, 2017
Merideth
Fantastic! He picked up on my skill level right away and tailored the lesson specifically for me. Would definitely recommend!
March 19, 2017
peter
Great ....
September 21, 2015
Tomin
Karl is a methodical and patient teacher. He is very much inclined to understand a student's needs and shortcomings, and accommodate and teach accordingly. A practical, inspired educator.

View Details

Bgcheck-lg
Karl L.

Online

(4)

Billy D.

(27)

Bgcheck Background Checked


Private Trombone Teacher

If you are looking to take your tombone playing to the next level, you came to the right place. I am currently a trombone major at the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music and have studied with some of the best trombonists in New York. I have a lot of playing and teaching experience, having performed at venues such as Carnegie Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center, and many other venues around the city. I can teach you any style you are interested in and will make sure you have fun doing it.

About Billy

I am a professional trombonist/guitarist living in New York City. I recently finished my Bachelor's Degree in Music Performance at the New School For Jazz and Contemporary Music. I have a lot of performing, touring, and teaching experience, performing in venues such as Carnegie Hall (Stern Auditorium and Zankel Hall), Dizzy's Club Coca Cola at Jazz at Lincoln Center, The Jazz Standard, Smoke Jazz Club, and many other venues around the city. I have several guitar and trombone students, but include music theory, composition techniques, and ear training into my lessons as well. I have experience in a variety of different styles of music. I really enjoy sharing my love for music with my students, and my main priority is making sure that my students' learning experiences are as efficient and enjoyable as possible.

More

Reviews
September 24, 2019
Andrew J.
Great teacher. Very kind, easy to understand, and covered quite a bit.
August 25, 2019
Trevor H.
Good focus on fundamentals with lots of tricks of the trade for newer players..very patient and helping my son focus on results. Very happy!
August 22, 2019
Steven
Billy is a great teacher! He was able to take my background in piano and apply it to the guitar really well. Within just a few weeks I could play a song! 100% recommend.

View Details

Bgcheck-lg
Billy D.

Online

(27)
Private Trombone Teacher

My name is Ethan Warden. I'm a graduate of the University of Wisconsin - Madison where I received my Masters of Music Performance degree. Prier my adventure here at UW - Madison, I received my Batchlers of Music education - Instrumental from Missouri State University.

Students can expect an in-depth knowledge base of the trombone, including repertoire, fundamentals, and techniques, guiding them through a fun, relaxed lesson.

About Ethan

My name is Ethan. I'm a trombone player and teacher in the Madison WI area. I received a Bachelors degree in Music Education from Missouri State University and a Master of Music Performance - Trombone at University of Wisconsin-Madison.

I have taught private trombone lessons since June of 2014. Currently I teach private lessons at Madison East High School, the Isthmus Montessori Academy, Middleton High School, Rhapsody Arts Center in Verona, WI along with other middle school students from area schools.

Outside of music, I enjoy spending time with my wife and our two cats, camping, kayaking, hiking and watching movies.

More

Reviews
August 22, 2019
MIke S.
May 22, 2019
Linda M.
Ethan meets you where you are, promotes solid fundamentals, is really helpful with questions, has strategies for moving forward & is encouraging but not patronizing.
January 24, 2019
MIke S.

View Details

Ethan W.

Online

(3)

Matthew R.

Elmwood Park, IL 60707

(7)

Bgcheck Background Checked


Private Trombone Teacher

Professional experience performing on trombone alongside other trombone luminaries (eg. Wayne Wallace from Patois Records) dating back to 2013, and in instructing students as young as 11.

Within the first few lessons, you'll know to play with a full and beautiful sound, and as time goes on you'll be able to get around the instrument with confidence. I specialize in jazz (both big band and playing with a combo), and typically use the Arbans book or adaptations from Flexus to advance your progress.

I love working with students of all ages and experience levels and I can't wait to meet you!

About Matthew

I'm a multi-instrumentalist and composer with two degrees earned concurrently from Indiana University--one a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the College of Arts and Sciences, the other a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies from the internationally renowned Jacobs School of Music.

Upon arriving in Chicago, I have taken on a role as the Director of Music at Marquette Park, where I serve as something between an artist-in-residence and a band director. On occasion, I travel out to New York City to take part in the BMI Jazz Composers' Workshop.

My instrumental ability has allowed me to take professional tours both nationally and internationally as a sideman (Durand Jones and the Indications, Indiana Jazz Exchange), and my writing for large ensemble has been featured by multiple groups (Sean Imboden Large Ensemble, Liberation Music Coll

ective, BMI Jazz Composer's Orchestra). My acumen as an instructor and music director has allowed me to become the Director of Music at Marquette Park on Chicago's South Side, providing city-subsidized instruction to a largely under-served population.

I'm very passionate about helping people realize their own internal goals, no matter how far off those goals may seem. I already feel we can work together to help you achieve them, and we haven't even met yet! My mix of academic training, professional experience, and natural affability make the learning experience easy, stress-free and fun.

I can teach you how to:
1) play trumpet
2) play trombone
3) play drums
4) understand and internalize music theory
5) improvise, from absolute beginner-level to professional-tier tips and tricks
6) write music for all sizes of ensembles (solo singer-songwriter to 18-piece big band)

Styles I've got professional experience playing: rock, funk, soul, R&B, jazz (combo), jazz (big band), and classical.

Let's learn together!
More

Reviews
October 9, 2019
Robert
Great ! I am so happy. Mathew is so patience. Great teacher!!! Robert
September 17, 2018
Tommy S.
Matt is so thorough and teaches our son with a lesson catered just to the way he learns. He is also very polite and prompt with correspondence, too! We love Matt!
October 22, 2017
Brenden A.
Matt is prompt, organized, and professional. He has designed a teaching and practice regiment that will take our young student to the next level as a musician. I highly recommend Matt.

View Details

Bgcheck-lg
Matthew R.

Elmwood Park, IL

(7)

Gary H.

(1)

Bgcheck Background Checked


Private Trombone Teacher

Music is a journey. As my student, you will learn more than just the fundamentals of trombone playing and music reading. My goal is to give you the musical skills and knowledge that will put you on the road to becoming a true musician able to perform with confidence in any style or situation.

About Gary

I have been serving the young people of my community for the last 36+ years as an elementary school music teacher. I graduated from Cal State University Fullerton with a BA in Music Education and a K-12 teaching credential in music. I have taught a wide range of music classes including general music, choir, piano, orchestra and band. My classroom experience includes early childhood (K-5th grade), english learners and special needs students.

I enjoy working with students who have had limited musical knowledge or experience. I love bringing them to a level of proficiency where they can be confident performers on their chosen instrument. Some of my students have continued their music education through college and others have brought their love of music into their careers as adults.

I realize that I not only teach music, but I teach ind

ividuals. So I tailor and fit my music instruction to the unique aptitudes and needs of each child. I want to communicate the fun of creating music as well as the technical aspects of playing an instrument. You can expect your student to gain a solid foundation in the fundamentals of music and instrumental technique. I offer private instruction for students who wish to learn the trombone or the violin. I also advise and assist parents in choosing a serviceable instrument for their student to rent or own. This has been a real help to several parents and families over the years. Contact me for more information. I’d love to be of help.
More

Reviews
January 28, 2019
Tatsuya
Mr. Gary has been teaching our son trombone for a few months now and we have been delighted with his teaching.
Mr. Gary is very patient with our son, and has ignited a real love of the instrument and given our son confidence. He never gets short and is always calm and encouraging, even when our son is not into it at all.
He teaches the fundamentals of breath, playing musically and how to take care of the instrument.
Mr. Gary is always encouraging and positive, and that helps to encourage a love for the music and instrument. Our son has definitely taken to the trombone and a lot of that is due to Mr. Gary's great teaching.

View Details

Bgcheck-lg
Gary H.

Online

(1)
Showing 10 of 74 results View More
How it works

Students love our teachers

The reviews are in. We've got the best in the business.

Trombone Reviews

Ella
"Best instructor ever"
Laura
"Really fun, energetic young guy who has kept my 12 year old interested in playing his trombone."
Deven
"Sam is a fabulous trombone teacher and player! In our lessons, he is really good at assessing what I can and can’t do and then building lessons to address
those skills. As a teacher, he is very fun and down-to-earth while also having high standards and being willing to challenge me."
...
Pieter
"Stephen is very professional, and seems to be a great fit for my son. Highly recommended."
Tracy
"Very friendly and talented! A great teacher with years and years of experience! Learned a ton! Thank you, Hayden!"
Jeffrey
"Jeff really seemed to get a lot out of the lesson."
Michael
"Alejandro - good to be back from my Ireland vacation and taking lessons with you again. Great class this morning. - Michael"
Bill
"I am former music major and long time amateur trombonist and was looking for someone to help bring my playing (back) up to the next level. Bill has been
amazing at being able to spot areas for improvement and clearly provide several suggestions and approaches to correct them. Very pleased and highly recommend!"
...
Ishmael
"Great teacher! Very helpful and smart."

New Student Special:
Get Started Today and Save!

Up To $165 off

Shop the Sale

Expires: October 18th. Select teachers only.

How it works

How It Works

Ready to learn how to play trombone? There's nothing to stop you! Connecting with the best teachers is easy, convenient and fun.

Icon-match

1. Match

We'll help you find the perfect trombone teacher.

Icon-meet

2. Meet

Book your lesson package, connect in person or online.

Icon-master

3. Master

Learning opens doors to a new world. Start your journey!

Play-button
Online Learning

LESS TIME IN TRAFFIC.

MORE TIME TO LEARN.

Most Elmwood Park teachers offer online lessons. Relax and focus on learning.

The value of a lifetime

Online
Near You
45
min
  • $40
  • $50
  • $60

Average cost of trombone lessons in Elmwood Park, IL: $50

Start Your Search

Actual cost depends on location, teacher and lesson packages.