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Brian H.

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  • Speaks German, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Master of Music, Performance from University of Memphis
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Brian H.

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The chance to make trombone a fantastically enjoyable music-making experience!

About Brian

I am a former band director with 12 years classroom experience. I have taught and performed professionally in the Jackson, TN and Memphis, TN regions for 7 years and have been active as a director, performer, and private instructor in central Florida since 2014. I graduated from the University o

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Huei-Mei
Brian is very passionate about music, and teaches with details. Lessons are organized and informational. Highly recommend!
Cliff
We hired Brian to work with our barely 3 year old to play the drums we got him for his birthday. He loves it! We don’t have any grand aspirations for him, but he likes to bang around and we wanted to give him some direction to see if he latched on to it. Our main objective is that he has fun. Brian is GREAT with him and he looks forward to it every week. 10/10!
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Brennan J.

3 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2010
  • Master's of Music in Jazz Composition from Indiana University Jacobs School of Music
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Brennan J.

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Students can expect focused instruction from an experienced professional trombonist who is proficient in classical/orchestral, jazz, salsa/Latin jazz, funk/soul/R&B, ska/rock, Dixieland/second line, and any other genre a trombone can be played in.

About Brennan

Hi! I am a multi-instrumentalist professional musician and composer/arranger and I am capable and happy to teach all levels of students anything they would like to know or improve on. I specialize in low brass, especially bass trombone and euphonium, but I can teach all brass instruments (trumpet,

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It was fun and good!
Kai P.
Brennan was very knowledgable and helpful. My teenage son was very happy with his lesson. He really likes him and his teaching style. We are so happy we found such a good fit!
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Jordan M.

116 Reviews
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Starting at $60
  • Teaches students 8 and up
  • Awarded 2013 Award for Outstanding Graduate Student - Music - from San Diego State University School of Music and Dance Faculty
  • Teaching since 2003
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Jordan M.

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Learn trombone in a relaxed, encouraging environment with a friendly expert :) Experienced trombone teacher for over 15 years and more than 11,000 lessons taught. Tour with Grammy award winners The Brian Setzer Orchestra. Posture, breathing, hand position, slide technique, tonguing, soloing, scales, and most importantly - your favorite songs!

About Jordan

1. All my students feel like rock stars! Each lesson is fun and enriching. 2. I provide a clear lesson plan complete with goals, achievement levels, and performances. *Experienced teacher and professional musician. *Has performed with: The Brian Setzer Orchestra, Bobby Kimball former lead s

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Thaddeus
JJordan was patient and instructive. I couldn’t have asked for a better experience for a novice like me.
Rick
My first lesson with Jordan was very cool. Extremely knowledgeable, great patience, great communication and very supportive.
I can’t wait for my next lesson. I’m going to practice now. Everyone should be awake. 👊🏻
Jim Catalano
Jordan is a genuinely kind man with a very positive & encouraging approach to teaching music. he is knowledgeable, meets you where you are in terms of skill level and makes the whole experience motivating and fun. Can't wait for my next lesson.
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Chris H.

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  • Teaching since 2006
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Bachelor of Music from North Dakota State University
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Chris H.

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Personalized and methodical instruction for musical progress on their instrument.

About Chris

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

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Michael
Chris was very flexible with my sons schedule. As an active kid involved in school and church activities, the online lessons with Chris were perfect. Through the year, my son advanced in his playing ability. We were excited to hear his piece at the state competition, but sadly the virus disrupted that. However, he learned much from Chris over the past several months. We appreciated the time and effort!
Rhys B.
My son is a high school senior taking lessons from Dr. Heldt. The lesson went very well. My son is very happy to have such a kind and experienced teacher. So glad we found him!
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Caleb M.

74 Reviews
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  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • Awarded Semi-Finalist from National Trumpet Competition
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Caleb M.

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Over my 20 years of playing trumpet professionally, I have picked up enough trombone to offer quite a lot to trombone students! I believe the fundamentals of all great brass playing are the same, and I can get you off to a fantastic start if you are a beginner or intermediate player :).

About Caleb

Caleb moved from his hometown of Wichita, Kansas, to Chicago in 2008 to attend DePaul University, where he received his Bachelor’s in Trumpet Performance studying under Matt Lee and Tage Larsen. Since then, Caleb has picked up a variety of regular gigs across a wide spectrum of styles, genres, and

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Thomas B.
Caleb provides a supportive environment to learn basics, how to play fun music. I’ve been taking lessons for a while now and I’m enjoying the process “journey”..I wanted to learn and have fun and that is happening.
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Dylan Y.
Great teach, super knowledgeable and you can tell he really cares.
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Hayden M.

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  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaching since 2015
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Hayden M.

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As a teacher, I want to inspire passion. The trombone is my passion and I want to share it with you. Music is about creativity and expression and I want to help every one of my students experience this. I cater all my lessons to the student, but also want to help students establish a strong grasp of the fundamentals of music and the trombone. I hold a Master of Music in Studio Music and Jazz Trombone from the University of Miami, have worked in a variety of settings and styles, have been teaching for over 5 years, and can't wait to share my experiences with you!

About Hayden

My name is Hayden and I am a professional trombonist, educator, cruise agent, composer, and arranger in South Florida. I love performing and I love sharing my passion with you. I currently work both as a freelance musician and as an entertainment specialist for a major cruise music agency. I also t

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David
Hayden is pleasant, well-informed and motivating. He is a good teacher and shares his tips on how to improve. I will be signing up for more lessons! I am actually making music with Hayden's help.
Raciel
Hayden is a great instructor very professional, dedicated, a truly pro in his craft. He is a versatile musician with an extensive, proven background in all sort of styles that definitely will help anyone interested in learning, advancing, and perfecting the skills required to play the trombone to reach their goals, no matter what level your are at the moment.
Let’s be real, if you really want to master or at least play decently well any instrument (the trombone in this case with all its technical challenges) you need a mentor and here we are lucky to have a young, professional, smart musician, with a strong, solid academic formation and a life dedicated to music, specialized in trombone to our entire disposition.
If you are trying to find an instructor to help you out with your musicianship, stop looking because you have already found him. I am sure that you, as I have, will exponentially progress with his help. Thank you Hayden.
Daniela
Hayden has been teaching private Trombone lessons to my 13th year old son for over a year now. Hayden is organized and reliable; he is always on time, and has helped my son sound great. Hayden is passionate about Jazz, and knowledgeable. My son enjoys having a teacher that is as passionate as he is, and younger that the usual Trombone teachers we have found. :-)
Hayden has prepared my son for All State competitions, and for many concerts with his school and/or the jazz band my son performs outside of school. I recommend Hayden 100%!!!

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No matter where you live, chances are we can introduce you to an amazing trombone teacher in your neighborhood. You can take lessons in the privacy of your own home or at your teacher's location.

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Is your dream trombone teacher on the other side of the country? No problem. Now, you can meet your teacher online on your smartphone or using a webcam on your computer. The world is your classroom!

Average Cost of Trombone Lessons

The average cost of 60-minute trombone lessons is $70. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $29 and $134 per hour.
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$41 average
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$55 average
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$70 average

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"I went to Mr Espinosa's home to take my lesson - the place is right next to the 135th subway stop, very convenient! Mr Espinosa was patient, understanding, and friendly. I was a little worried that a professional like him would laugh at the embarrassing skills of an adult like mine - didn't happen. He was down to earth despite his great playing, kind of more like a friend or a big buddy rather than a teacher. I think our lesson brought me much improvement! He also taught me some helpful daily practice routines. Another little touching detail was he provided me with free drinks and snacks, something none of my other teachers have done before. His studio was also fully equipped: it has a piano, great stereo, stands, and music books."
Bai
Took Trombone lessons from Alejandro E.
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"Great first lesson. Really tailored it to the student and her leaning goals."
Victoria
Took Trombone lessons from Doug L.
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"very helpful, patient and led me to discover new things. Oh yeah!"
Negar
Took Trombone lessons from Alejandro E.
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"Hayden has been teaching private Trombone lessons to my 13th year old son for over a year now. Hayden is organized and reliable; he is always on time, and has helped my son sound great. Hayden is passionate about Jazz, and knowledgeable. My son enjoys having a teacher that is as passionate as he is, and younger that the usual Trombone teachers we have found. :-)
Hayden has prepared my son for All State competitions, and for many concerts with his school and/or the jazz band my son performs outside of school. I recommend Hayden 100%!!!"
Daniela
Took Trombone lessons from Hayden M.
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"He's pretty awesome. I always leave his lessons with something I didn't have before - whether that be trombone knowledge, encouragement, or a good friend chat that was well needed. It's fun to learn from someone who has so much passion for what he does!"
Laura
Took Trombone lessons from Jeremy S.
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nick
Took Trombone lessons from Alexis S.
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"David has been so great guiding my 11 year old through his first lessons on the trombone."
Mason
Took Trombone lessons from David R.
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"I've now been a student of Alejandro's for more than a year during which I've made enormous progress. He continues to encourage and challenge me in a personable and productive way. - Michael"
Michael
Took Trombone lessons from Alejandro E.
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"Holly makes the lessons really fun and she is incredibly patient. My eleven year old daughter is very self conscience but Holly has lots of ways to help her feel comfortable and is very encouraging. She also has a great sense of humor. For the first time ever my daughter wanted to get her horn out and practice without me having to ask. I would definitely recommend Holly!"
Lisa
Took Trombone lessons from Holly S.
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"My son really enjoyed his first lesson! Bobby was very supportive and encouraging."
Elie
Took Trombone lessons from Bobby S.
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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 contro

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lled 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!