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Grant R.

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, rhythms, intonation, breathing, etc. But never forget that the ultimate goal is to perform the music the way it goes and to simply sing through the instrument. By this I do not not necessarily mean playing all the correct notes, but instead performing the music in the correct style and context as the composer intended, and always playing musical lines. Remember that music is to be shared with others, and that making a statement with the music we play, in a way expressing our deepest emotions, is what this is all about!
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Holly is very supportive and always cheerful. My son always looks forward to his lessons with her.

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Holly Schaff is a wonderful trombonist and teacher. She inspires students with her quick wit and quirky sense of humour all the while teaching the fundamentals of trombone in memorable ways. Holly h

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Here at TakeLessons, we offer the best online trombone lessons and in-person classes. When you sign up for our lessons, you have the unique opportunity to work one-on-one with a certified tutor who is 100% dedicated to your success. Our tutors work with students of all ages and backgrounds, so what are you waiting for? Sign up today!

Certified Trombone Teachers

Here at TakeLessons, we offer the best selection of trombone teachers. All of our tutors are certified and have undergone background checks, so you can rest assured you’re getting the best instruction possible.

When you sign up for our lessons, it’s easy to find a professional and qualified tutor near you. To find your match, browse through our inventory of teachers and check out their profiles. You can read about their experience and credentials, read reviews from previous students, and see their availability. Each profile also includes their starting rates. The rates range between $15 and $200 an hour, depending on your specific needs. On average, a 30-minute session is $38, while a 60-minute session will cost $67.

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Online Trombone Lessons for All Ages

What do a five-year-old and a seventy-five-year-old have in common? They can both learn to play the trombone! You see, anyone can learn this instrument, no matter their age, because our instructors are skilled at teaching students both young and young at heart.

You can sign up for trombone lessons for kids, adults, or even seniors as our tutors tailor lessons to each age group. While the way our teachers instruct kids may be different than adults, every student will walk away with the same knowledge and tools to achieve their musical goals.

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Trombone Lessons for All Levels

At TakeLessons, we understand every student is on their own journey. Some of our students come to us with no prior knowledge of the trombone, while others may have studied the instrument for several years. Because of this, our trombone teachers are equipped to teach students of any level.

For example, we feature trombone lessons for beginners that are geared toward laying the groundwork, helping students understand everything from the basic mouth position to instrument anatomy. However, we also offer more advanced sessions, which focus on articulation, inhalation tones, air noises, and more. Whatever level you’re at, our tutors can help.

Sample Curriculum for Beginner Trombone Lessons

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 Lessons

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
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  • Dynamic articulation
  • Rhythmic articulation

Sample Curriculum for Advanced Trombone Lessons

Your tutor will likely cover the following topics:

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

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How much do trombone lessons cost?

The cost of your trombone lessons will vary depending on various factors, such as the specific teacher, your skill set, and your goal interests. Here at TakeLessons, we strive to make learning this instrument affordable, so our lessons range between $15 and $200 an hour. On average, the cost of a 60-minute session is $67, and a 30-minute lesson is $38. With so many options available, you’re certain to find lessons within your price range.

Is the trombone difficult to learn?

When it comes to brass instruments, the trombone is actually one of the easiest to learn how to produce a sound. However, because the trombone doesn’t have any keys or valves, many students find it difficult to play fast music at first.

Whether or not you find this instrument difficult to learn may also come down to what you already know about music theory. For instance, if you already know how to read music and how to hold the trombone, you’ll be one step ahead of those who don’t know anything about music.

Regardless of your skillset, our private trombone teachers are committed to making it as easy as possible to learn this instrument. With your tutor’s help, guidance, and support, you’ll learn the trombone before you know it.

How long does it take to learn the trombone?

It depends. If you want to learn how to play a few basic songs, many students can do so within a few months of picking up the instrument. However, if you want to perform challenging music at a competitive level, it could take years to master the trombone.

How long it takes you to learn this instrument will depend on how much time and effort you put into practicing. When you sign up for in-person or online trombone lessons, your private teacher will tailor your sessions to suit your goals. As long as you follow your tutor’s instructions and dedicate time to studying, you’ll learn to play the trombone in no time!

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