Trombone was my first instrument and I have studied classical and jazz for over 15 yrs.
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!
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.
William Combs provides music teaching, performing and arranging services to the community of Lubbock, TX. In 2019, he completed doctorate work at the University of Colorado - Boulder. He completed his bachelor’s degree in music education and performance at Texas Tech University, and his Master’s in trombone performance, and his Performer’s Certificate, at the University of Denver. His extensive resume a wide variety of concerts, clinics, master-classes, performances, and recording sessions; most notably: the TTU Vernacular Music Center, Lubbock Moonlight Musicals, Colorado Wind Ensemble, Denver Municipal Band, Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra, and the Lubbock Symphony Orchestra. Dr. Combs has taught all ages of students on trombone, euphonium, tuba, and chamber ensembles for 6 years. He was the brass section leader for the world premiere o
f the full-length theatrical dance show Dancing at the Crossroads and his arrangements have been played by chamber groups throughout northern Colorado.
*** Lesson Details *** My lessons are geared towards a set of goals that are created between the student's wants and my expectations for them to be successful at what the student wants to achieve. For each student, I use a different set of pedagogical tools designed to get them to the goals they want. The main goal I have for all my students is that their fundamentals on their instrument will be at the level that they can complete their goals with ease. Over their time with me, they will have the skills to coach themselves when they practice and tackle any music they come across.
*** Travel Equipment *** I expect them to provide and music stand and their music. These are both things that they need to have at their home for practice.
*** Specialties *** I teach and perform both jazz and classical music. Almost any style that uses a trombone or brass instruments, I have performed in and have a strong foundation in.
Very patient and methodical in his approach for our beginner
June 10, 2018
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!
May 23, 2017
Bill is a stand-up guy. My 11-yr-old beginner daughter is happy with her lessons so far and he interacts with me in a friendly and polite manner. He is respectful of our time and does what he says he's going to do. Can't ask for much more. We are looking forward to a summer of trombone lessons with him.
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.
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.
My focus as a teacher begins with the fundamentals of sound production. It is my belief and experience that, given strong fundamentals, one can learn to do anything else they need to on the horn. We will spend time breathing and developing beautiful tone, as well as practical application of these skills with actual music. We'll start with whatever music you are working on currently and will probably expand to other etude books and solo repertoire.
My name is Randall Smith, and I am excited to work with you! Music is my first love and playing trombone is what gets me out of bed every day. I am currently pursuing a bachelor's degree in trombone performance at Brigham Young University-Idaho. While my main emphasis is classical performance, I also study and play jazz. I have been principal/section leader or second chair in every auditioned ensemble on campus, including Symphony Orchestra, Symphony Band, Sound Alliance Big Band, and Chamber Brass. I also study music theory and composition in both classical and jazz idioms. My hope with this endeavor is to reach students who may not have an opportunity to take lessons otherwise, since I was unable to study privately through middle school and most of high school. I hope you'll invite me to join you in taking the next steps of your musical
Personalized and methodical instruction for musical progress on their instrument.
My name is Chris, and I have been playing trumpet for over twenty years. I grew up in the TX public schools and was a two time TMEA All-State Musician. I hold three degrees in music from accredited universities: DMA at UGA, MM at UT-Austin, BM at NDSU. I enjoy teaching and helping others, and have a patient, kind approach to working with people. Music is a wonderful gift that we can all share in, and I am happy to pass on what I have gained from my musical experiences.
My name is Jerry. I LOVE music and passing my knowledge on to others. I have played many different instruments in many different kinds of bands. It all one major thing in common, it was FUN! If you are not having fun while learning an instrument you won't want to learn. Lessons can be fun AND educational at the same time. I have had many parents tell me I'm one of the best teachers they have ever seen. (A couple of them were public school teachers themselves). I truly want my students to succeed and I will do everything in my power to help them accomplish that!
My name is Jerry. I LOVE music and passing my knowledge on to others. I have played many different instruments in many different kinds of bands/groups. They all had one major thing in common, it was FUN! If you are not enjoying learning an instrument you won't want to learn. Lessons can be fun AND educational at the same time. I have had many parents tell me I'm one of the best teachers they have ever seen. (A couple of them were public school teachers themselves). I truly want my students to succeed and I will do everything in my power to help them accomplish that!
Jerry is a wonderful instructor. I wasn’t sure how online lessons would go but they have been seamless and fun and my son is making progress with the bugle. I would highly recommend this format and this teacher. The convenience and quality of instruction are excellent. We are signing up for more lessons and may move on to another instrument once my son feels confident on the bugle.
August 27, 2019
April 11, 2019
Jerry is knowledgeable and enthusiastic. I’m looking forward to our series.
Experienced teacher of 3 years, specializing in the beginner & intermediate trombone student! All ages welcome. Lessons are customized and catered to the needs/goals of each student. Not only will you be playing songs in no time, but you will be building a strong foundation of note reading, music theory, ear training, sight reading, technique, and more. Let's get started!
I am a professional trombonist. I graduated from University of Louisville with a Bachelors of Music Education.
Trombone students can expect to improve week to week in their technique. I teach students to release built up tension while playing and apply foundational techniques in order to unlock their own individual sound. I can help any student to play with freedom, confidence, and expression.
I teach low brass students of all different ages and experience levels. I studied classical trombone for 11 years. I can teach students to read music and pursue classical excellence, to learn how to play contemporary music, or both depending on the goals and preference of the student.
No matter what style you want to learn I firmly believe that great technique is essential to any and every style. I look forward to meeting you and helping you to b
What I like while I'm teaching trombone is also to introduce some harmony aspects that helps to understand the music that we perform and it helps to make a bigger progress.
Experience in teaching all kinds of ages and also teaching in big groups. I do like to teach jazz ensembles and Big Bands and make arrangements and compositions for any group.
I'm a performer in jazz music. Coming from a musicians family I started to play the trombone at the age of 9 together with flute. I have my bachelor in classical trombone. Studied classical with Daniel Perpiñán, Brandt Attema between others. I performed with many orchestras but I had focus more in the ensemble music.
Just finished my second bachelor in Jazz trombone at the Conservatorium Van Amsterdam with Ilja Reijngoud and Bart Van Lier.
Currently I'm studying my Master of Music at the Juilliard School (New York).
From a musicians family, Alba fell in love with the Music very early on her age. She got her classical bachelor in the Conservatorium of Barcelona (Spain), later she moves to Amsterdam where she got her Jazz Bachelor with the teachers Bart Van Lier and Ilja Reijngoud and currently she is studying her Master Degree at the Juilliard School with Elliot Mason.
Started teaching at the age of 18 in different musics schools and she gives some Masterclasses in Festivals and more.
"Alexis is awesome. My son was really nervous, but she was extremely patient and made him feel great about playing. Wonderful teacher!!"
"Our son has really enjoyed Matthew's approach, who has been very patient and positive!"
"Dr. Kaspar is a teacher who teaches to the student which creates a productive session. Dr. Kaspar will challenge his students to achieve greater things th
an they may be capable of, but will not be demanding about it and will rather encourage the student to keep trying and not give up. I have been taking lessons with Dr. Kaspar for 3 years now and I hope to continue to do so into my professional career."
"Grant has been an excellent instructor for my son who is just finishing his first year learning trombone. Grant is patient and really cares about his stu
dent’s progress. I feel my son is more engaged and enthusiastic about playing trombone under Grant’s tutorage. Highly recommend."
"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."
"Mr. Gallo is an outstanding teacher for brass instruments. I have played trombone for over 30 years, and he is teaching me how to improve my playing givin
g me a way to fight against my old little mistakes and addictions. I strongly recommend him for any brass instrument player."
"Son like his lesson. Thanks Michael"
"I now have a better idea of the steps I need to take to begin seeing improvement!"
"Nick is wonderful and I highly recommend him. He is patient, knowledgeable and has a real excitement for teaching. My son truly enjoys the lessons."