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Reut R.

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  • Speaks Hebrew, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Reut R.

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I am a professional full time Trombonist. At the same time, teaching has always been a big part of who I am - I love teaching. My music career has taken me around the world and back but more than that it has given me a wonderful tool of self expression, and for that I am forever grateful. My band performs regularly in Opera houses as well as coffee houses... Other than the Trombone I do play the Trumpet as well, and I have over 8 years of Piano under my belt.

About Reut

Hello there! I am a trombonist and teacher, with many years of experience teaching Hebrew as well as music. As a music teacher I have worked with children starting from private lessons to young children beginning to learn, up to master classes in universities worldwide. I love teaching, and I

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My tween daughter is pretty picky about who she takes music lessons from and she seems to like Reut. Reut is encouraging and my daughter has improved noticeably with the first few lessons.
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Holly S.

24 Reviews
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Starting at $35
  • Teaching since 1999
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Bachelor of Music, Trombone Performance from Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University
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Holly S.

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Trombone is, and should be, FUN. It's my main instrument, and I have 20 years of experience: both my Bachelor's and my Postgraduate Diploma are in Trombone Performance. If you want someone who knows the instrument inside and out, who can help you with intricate technical issues, and who is well acquainted with trombone repertoire and how our instrument is used in different styles and ensembles, I've got the knowledge and the skills -- and I'll do it all in a way that helps you LOVE playing.

About Holly

My 20 years of musical experience taught me that JOY is as important as knowledge and technique. We'll pursue a learning trajectory that suits you and your goals (large or small!), all while providing you with the encouragement to enjoy the process as well as the results. My teaching style is dynam

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Emmie C.
Holly did a great job and was very friendly and cheerful with my daughter.
Maxwell
Holly knows how to motivate her students and lays out clear goals and practice routines that her students can easily follow. I can count with one hand the number of days my son took home his trumpet for practice during the past two years. This changed dramatically when he started taking lessons from Holly. He has been practicing trumpet every day since, even during our drive to the Tanglewood concert! Three lessons in, I feel that he has already accomplished more in 15 days than what he has achieved in the past two years in his middle school band. The only regret that I have is that we did not start this sooner!
Antonin
Holly was very encouraging and very enthusiastic for my son's first lesson. We look forward to seeing how far he is able to go under her guidance.
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David R.

14 Reviews
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Starting at $25
  • Speaks English, German
  • BA Trombone Performance from Duquesne University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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David R.

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I am a professional orchestral trombonist and I have been an active brass teacher for almost twenty years. I have played in orchestras across the USA and Europe, including the Cincinnati Symphony, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Scottish Chamber Orchestra and many more.

I aim to give my students a solid understanding of the technical skills required to play a brass instrument, and to share with them the musical knowledge I have gained from studying with some of the best brass teachers in the world.

About David

I'm an experienced brass teacher with almost twenty years teaching and performing experience. I perform frequently with orchestras such as the Cincinnati Symphony, Columbus Symphony, the Charleston Symphony and I am a member of both the Carmel Symphony Orchestra and Des Moines Metro Opera. I'm

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Provided great tips and feedback
Nate
He gave my son great tips for better performance
Trevor W.
David is very knowledgeable with how to teach and how to build self esteem. With after just a few lessons he’s already sounding much better.
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Nathan R.

24 Reviews
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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded Peabody Merit-based Scholarship from Peabody Institute
  • Masters Degree from Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University
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Nathan R.

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I equally cover fundamentals, technique, tone production, classical, jazz and anything else the student might be interested in.

About Nathan

I have been teaching private lessons for close to 10 years and have been an active performer for even longer, playing in all different types of groups, from rock bands and jazz groups to orchestras and brass bands. I studied music at Frostburg State University (Bachelors) and the Peabody Conservat

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Joshua V.
Very pleasant teacher. First lesson went well. Thank you
Twila
Nathan is kind and encouraging. My son is enjoying the lessons and making progress towards playing tapas and reveille. He sounds good!! Online classes are convenient to add into a busy schedule.
Jonas L.
This is the first lesson I got to listen to of my son working with Nathan. Usually I'm not home from work. I am really impressed with how much he was able to help my son improve so quickly. I wish we had started this much sooner.
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Grant R.

9 Reviews
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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • BM Trombone Performance and Performer's Certificate from Eastman School of Music
  • Teaches students 9 and up
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Grant R.

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I have studied with some of the finest trombonists in the world, performed in the nation's top orchestras, and am firmly committed to excellence in the trombone field. Music is one of the most indescribably powerful and moving things in the entire world, and I want students to, above all, simply enjoy playing and experiencing this gift. The trombone is, of course, merely a means to an end in this regard; yet its rich, powerful, as well as versatile sound is what particularly draws me to it. My approach to playing the trombone is simple: producing the greatest sound on every note, as easily as possible. I think it is necessary to have the best sound that you can possibly make on the trombone in your head from day one, and to this end, I strive to play as much as possible for and along with the student so that they may develop their own ideal sound concept. I couple this with instruction on all the other fundamentals of trombone playing and music making, such as technique, scales, ...

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I have studied with some of the finest trombonists in the world, performed in the nation's top orchestras, and am committed to excellence on the trombone. Music is one of the most indescribably powerful things in the entire world, and I want students to, above all, simply enjoy playing and experien

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Axel P.
Grant was terrific, and easy, friendly for our first lesson. My son was comfortable and attuned to Grant's ideas and instruction. I think Grant's teaching method and perspective on music and the trombone is effective. W look forward to more sessions. ~Pete
Christine
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 student’s progress. I feel my son is more engaged and enthusiastic about playing trombone under Grant’s tutorage. Highly recommend.
Kieran R.
Our son has been enjoying lessons with Grant. He has learned a lot in a short time and looks forward to lessons. We are glad to have met Grant!
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Jesse M.

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  • Speaks English, Japanese
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2006
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Jesse M.

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Learn about rhythm, melody, harmony, and dynamics, and how they apply to the trombone. Explore the range of your instrument through various scales. Build solid skills through understanding the mechanics of how your body and instrument work together.

About Jesse

*Disclaimer* I'm currently not taking beginner students on voice/singing, guitar, bass, drums, piano, and ukulele. I highly recommend my studio partners Melissa though. Please check out her profile: https://takelessons.com/profile/melissa-m62 My Background I've been playing with classic

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Romy R.
Jesse has given directions on how to successfully become a better musician. His approach and explanation on musical theories was much more understandable than what I was previously reading. Overall, I found the lessons to be very usefull.
Dulcenea
Super kind, patient and teaches a lot in each session!
Alex
Jesse is very friendly and a fun teacher to be around.

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The average cost of 60-minute trombone lessons is $60. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $25 and $100 per hour.
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"After a year away from playing the trombone, my son needed to get prepared to audition for the high school jazz band over the summer. Alejandro helped him get back up to speed and learn more about how what it means to be a jazz musician. Alejandro is able to connect and personalize lessons, and he is very flexible. My son made the jazz band, and is continuing work with Alejandro to help him advance."
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Took Trombone lessons from Alejandro E.
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"Jeremy smith has always been my favorite instructor. He makes things interesting and is fun to learn from. He is encouraging and instructing. 5 stars !"
Kathryn
Took Trombone lessons from Jeremy S.
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"Tailors lessons and learning to what I need!"
Evan
Took Trombone lessons from Michael R.
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"Rachel is a fantastic teacher and tutor. Her expansive knowledge of music theory and ear training contributes to her vast musical ability. Not only is she a great performer, but she is able to break down the music and explain it in a variety of ways in order to effectively teach students at any level. Most importantly, Rachel is an advocate for students expressing their own musical voice. She will not tell a student exactly how to play a given piece, but rather she will teach them the necessary tools for the student to play well, and allow them to explore their own musical interpretation from there.

Outside of music, Rachel is a genuine and kind-hearted person. She is understanding and empathetic, and this carries over into her teaching as well. That being said, Rachel holds herself and her students to high standards. Students will hear improvement in their tone, technique, and musicality as they work with Rachel. I give her my highest recommendation for all subjects."
Sarah
Took Trombone lessons from Rachel T.
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"Son like his lesson. Thanks Michael"
Dennis
Took Trombone lessons from Michael R.
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"I am a high school student who has been taking trombone lessons for four years, and I have been playing for six years. I was having trouble on this difficult piece that had a wide range of notes, and I needed help with this because I had an upcoming state competition. Eventually, it was recommended to me to find a professional who taught at a collegiate level, and that was when I went online and found Mr. Gallo. I decided to sign up with him for six lessons just to see what I needed to work, but when I started taking lessons with him, I realized how much improvement I needed to make on my trombone. He had denoted instantly in my first lesson what I was doing wrong. Thanks to Mr. Gallo's phenomenal teaching, I have embraced a more acute and accurate practice routine as well as a better embrasure which has assisted me in unlocking a higher range on my trombone than I have ever reached before. The practice technicalities he has taught me that have become very advantageous to me, and will be easily instituted in more complicated pieces in the future."
Evan G.
Took Trombone lessons from Pasquale G.
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"My daughter loves taking trombone lessons with Bryan House!"
Kathryn
Took Trombone lessons from Bryan H.
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"I highly recommend Rachel as a teacher. With terrific musical instincts and a practical teaching strategy catered to the individual student, she is very effective in her instruction. She's also a cool person!"
Grant
Took Trombone lessons from Rachel T.
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"David was very friendly and patient."
Chaitanya
Took Trombone lessons from David L.
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"He's an awesome teacher and an awesome guy. I learned a lot! I would highly recommend him."
Murphy Storen
Took Trombone lessons from William C.
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Private Trombone Lessons Near You

Interested in taking trombone classes? Great choice. One of the most powerful instruments, the trombone's register sits closely within the range of the human voice. It can produce deep tones, beautiful harmonies, or cheerfully hold the beat of a marching band. The instrument has several variations, with the most popular being the tenor trombone.

The trombone's versatility lends it a coveted spot in almost any music group. Trombones can be found in symphonies and concert bands, marching and pep bands, and brass ensembles. Trombone players also have a solid place in jazz and swing bands, zydeco, Cajun, rock, and pop groups.

Why Learn Trombone?

Apart from the trombone's versatility, there are several other advantages to playing. Because the instrument requires controlled breathing to produce the right tones, individuals who learn to play trombone will benefit greatly from increased lung capacity. 

This is especially helpful for anyone with a lung problem, like asthma or COPD. But anyone who's active will benefit, too. Whether you enjoy swimming, running, or riding a bike, you'll find that playing the trombone increases athletic stamina, as well.

Playing trombone also strengthens the core muscle groups responsible for good posture. Supporting the trombone's long shape, while pushing and pulling its slide, requires considerable abdominal strength. 

Keeping airflow steady all the while, the musician must be able to stand up straight throughout this motion. With perfected posture, trombone players enjoy all sorts of physical benefits such as improved circulation, better digestion, fewer headaches, and less back pain. Keep reading to find out how you can start learning with a trombone teacher near you.

How to Play Trombone for Beginners to Advanced Students

Whether you're wondering how to play trombone for beginners, or you’re a more advanced musician, the best way to make progress is with a private teacher. In private trombone lessons near you, you'll learn much faster than you could by trying to teach yourself. 

With the benefit of receiving immediate feedback and your teacher's undivided attention, you'll overcome challenges quickly as you learn trombone. You’ll also benefit from personalized lesson plans to meet your unique needs. 

As a result, no two classes with a private tutor are exactly the same. You'll stay motivated and interested with lessons designed to help you reach your personal goals, while you learn at a pace that's comfortable for you.

Sample Curriculum in Trombone Lessons for Beginners

Beginner trombone lessons are appropriate for students with little to no previous experience playing the instrument. In beginner lessons, you'll learn proper techniques and get comfortable producing the instrument's sound. Your instructor might choose to cover some of the following topics at this level:

  • Proper embouchure (mouth position)
  • Proper posture and hold
  • Instrument anatomy and assembly
  • Establish warm-up and breathing exercises
  • Basic scales 
  • Introduction to music theory

Sample Curriculum for Intermediate Trombone

Intermediate lessons are intended for students who know their way around the instrument, but aren't yet ready to dive into advanced techniques. At this level, you'll strengthen your ability to produce a broader range of tones on trombone. In intermediate classes, your trombone tutor might choose to cover some of the following topics:

  • Additional slide positions and scales
  • Playing with vibrato and lip slurs
  • Manipulating pitch with lip vibration
  • Tonguing and positioning practice
  • Dynamic articulation
  • Rhythmic articulation

Sample Curriculum for Advanced Trombone

If you're already an experienced trombone player and are ready to stretch your abilities to the highest level, then advanced lessons are for you. In advanced lessons, you'll have the opportunity to overcome any challenges you've been facing, perfect your technique, and experiment with new sounds. Your tutor will likely the following topics:

  • High register exercises
  • Multiphonics, microtones, and air noises
  • Inhalation tones
  • Genre-based techniques
  • Performance preparation and audition coaching

How to Find a Trombone Teacher Near you

When you're ready to begin trombone classes, you'll first need to find a qualified teacher. With a simple search at TakeLessons, you'll be directed to a variety of trombone teachers near you who offer lessons both in-person and online to students of all ages. 

You'll be able to view the profiles of professional trombone players who teach, as well as teachers who play trombone on the side. Our teachers are highly educated and experienced. When comparing trombone instructors near you, we recommend looking for a teacher who specializes in your favorite genre and the type of trombone you wish to play. 

It's also a great idea for prospective students to read through the recommendations left by other students. Once you find your perfect match and start lessons, you'll be well on your way to making music on your own or jamming with a professional band!