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William C.

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  • Speaks English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Bachelor of Music from Texas Tech University
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William C.

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As a part of my music education certification, I am trained to teach beginner levels in all brass instruments.

About William

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 ha

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Doctor C. was very good, and I learned a new tip today. I would continue to work with him.
Julie Ray R.
We have been so glad that we tried TakeLessons and found Bill! He has done a great job engaging my 12 year old daughter. He assessed her skill level and got to work. He encourages her and through his lessons she has noticeably improved on the tuba. Also his communication has been excellent and as a busy mom, that is important!
Matt
My son thought he was very nice and we noticed an improvement after his first lesson.
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Steven M.

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  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner
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Steven M.

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Relatable and experienced Trombone and Brass teacher looking for beginner/intermediate level students! All ages welcome, no one is too young or too old to learn as long as you like music and want to learn your instrument. We will set goals together based on how YOU want to sound and what music YOU want to play. I will do my best to offer you the knowledge and experience I have while relating it to other concepts/experiences you already possess. In lessons, you can expect to work on tone, embouchure, breathing, rhythms, lip slurs, etc.

Once we have a handle on the basics, I'll arrange music hand tailored for my student based on what music they like to listen to! I've done music for students all ages and many genres. A few examples of favorites are The Polar Express movie soundtrack music, Back to the Future soundtrack, Bad guy by Billie Ellish, We Are Number One from Lazy Town, and many others.

I hope you're excited about these lessons as much as I am because nothing makes me smile ...

About Steven

Hello, I'm Steven! I've been a band geek since 6th grade, and am currently 23 years old. I started playing trombone back then and have since picked up and learned every brass instrument I could get my hands on. I've played with bands of all shapes and sizes, including Symphonic, Marching, Jazz, Rock

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Our first lesson was a success!
Luca B.
First lesson online with Steven. My 13 yo son was positive about his experience. They took the time to talk trombone & listen to Other artists trombone music. This approach was a natural and appropriate hook em’ for my son. Looking forward to the hands on playing and making music together in subsequent lessons.
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Jennifer W.

32 Reviews
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  • Speaks Sign Language, spanish, english
  • Music AA from San Jacintio College
  • Teaches students 4 to 40
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Jennifer W.

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Welcome!

I am experienced in trumpet, french horn, trombone, bass trombone, and piano, trumpet being my main instrument, been playing for approximately over 25 years. I have an Associate degree in Music education. I have also composition, arrangement, and written my own trumpet book.
I have self-taught myself to sing alto, guitar, handbells, organ, and percussion for approximately 15 years. I start learning music off and on from the age of 10. I started on piano and off I went from piano to trumpet. An along the way I pick up the guitar, voice, percussion, handbells, trombone, and french horn. I love learning and teaching music to others.

About Jennifer

Welcome! I am experienced in trumpet, french horn, trombone, and piano, trumpet being my main instrument, been playing both approximately over 25 years. I have an Associate degree in Music education. I have self-taught myself to sing alto, guitar, handbells, organ, and percussion for approximat

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Not good. We signed up and set up everything. This teacher never showed up to a lesson. We have contacted take lessons several times to arrange for another teacher or get a refund and have had no response.
Marcello S.
Amazing teacher who was patient and kind with a 13 year old who decided to learn an instrument without the benefit of a band class in middle school. I am very impressed with the tools she introduced him to, the lessons she laid out for him to accomplish on his own and how she left him motivated to get started right away on practicing.
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David R.

59 Reviews
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  • Speaks English, German
  • Teaching since 1998
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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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 c

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Don
Nothing but good things to say about David! Our 12 year old has been making great progress in the six months since our private lessons began. Extremely professional in all aspects - an absolute pleasure to work with!
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David is great, HIGHLY recommend.
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Pasquale G.

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  • Speaks Italian, English
  • Teaches students 8 to 80
  • Awarded Top soloist from Cruse america
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Pasquale G.

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the cornerstone of any orchestra or band is the big boy the tuba learning how to tame this instrument requires special skills. well look no further I have what you seek....

About Pasquale

Teaching is a passion. All my students love what they learn and their progress is my number one concern. I have been teaching since the age of 17. I welcome any student wanting learn the joys of playing brass instruments. I have taught more than 500 students on a private level since I began tea

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Tim Johnson
great first lesson :)
Azeem W.
Gallo does a great job of knowing how to assess your playing, and give clear and encouraging feedback on how to get better. He certainly taken my trumpet playing and teaching to the next level!
Emelye
Our son has been studying with Mr Gallo for several months, and he has been showing great improvements, in such a short amount of time, in both the school band and at home. Mr Gallo is kind, patient, and encouraging. Our son immediately felt comfortable with him, and looks forward to his lessons. Mr Gallo is accommodating and understanding if we ever need to reschedule. Even when we are eventually given the opportunity to begin in person lessons with a teacher whose is near our home, we would like to continue with Mr Gallo. We can’t imagine our son being taught by anyone else! We highly recommend him as a teacher, he is simply wonderful!
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Alex L.

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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2003
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Alex L.

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I have been a musician for 29yrs. with Alto Sax being my Primary Instrument. Being a Woodwind player I also play Flute, Clarinet, Trumpet, Trombone, Baritone, Tuba, and Percussion. I have performed in many large/medium/small venues with many Bands and Ensembles throughout my career. I have also, been a Georgia Certified Teacher, member of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity, and member of the Music Educators National Conference for 14yrs. Most recently as an educator in Clayton County I performed with other musicians at a County production of "The Wiz".

About Alex

I have lead others and taught them before ever having my own classroom as a leader in High School and College. It has greatly pleased me that my students have had many accomplishments in many groups. These vary from various Honors Bands, the Atlanta Youth Symphony Orchestra, and many High Valued Sch

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No matter where you live, chances are we can introduce you to an amazing tuba 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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Average Cost of Tuba Lessons

The average cost of 60-minute tuba lessons is $76. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $44 and $130 per hour.
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"Carolyn is an amazing tubist and a wonderful person! She would be a great fit for anyone looking for a patient, understanding teacher to help improve their playing."
Ellie
Took Tuba lessons from Carolyn T.
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"Laurie was an excellent teacher for my middle-school tuba player. She was very patient and encouraging. She was very knowledgeable on the details of playing the instrument."
Rob
Took Tuba lessons from Laurie P.
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"Brian is a phenomenal musician and amazing teacher! My tuba lessons with Brian helped me make huge strides in my skill and confidence as a performer. With his guidance I became an all-state tuba player for Tennessee. If I could give more than five stars I would!!"
Jacob
Took Tuba lessons from Brian H.
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"Great instructor very patient and encouraging! Very knowledgeable. This has been a very positive experience."
Susan
Took Tuba lessons from Pasquale G.
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"My son had Tuba lessons with Jeremy for almost 2 years and really enjoys it. Jeremy is very professional and knowledgable. Highly recommended."
Jing
Took Tuba lessons from Jeremy S.
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"My sons (one a beginner on trombone, one who already played tuba proficiently) began lessons with Mr. Smith during the shutdown last spring when we weren’t able to take in-person local lessons. They have really enjoyed learning from someone whose specialty is brass and have been motivated to practice on their own. Highly recommend!"
Rachel
Took Tuba lessons from Jeremy S.
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"We have been so glad that we tried TakeLessons and found Bill! He has done a great job engaging my 12 year old daughter. He assessed her skill level and got to work. He encourages her and through his lessons she has noticeably improved on the tuba. Also his communication has been excellent and as a busy mom, that is important!"
Julie Ray
Took Tuba lessons from William C.
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"Mark has helped me become a better tubist. He’s very knowledgeable and approachable. Highly recommend!"
Rudy
Took Tuba lessons from Mark T.
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"only took one lesson so far but he definitely clarified some basics for me."
Elizabeth
Took Tuba lessons from John K.
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"What a fantastic musician! Very knowledgeable and helpful! Highly recommend!"
Robert
Took Tuba lessons from Carolyn T.
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Private Tuba Lessons Near You

One of the largest members of the brass instrument family, tuba boasts the ability to produce the lowest pitches of all brass instruments. These low notes support a band or orchestra's complete sound, keep the rhythm, and are powerfully rewarding to play. Its low notes reinforce the bass of not only the brass section of an orchestra, but also the strings and woodwinds. 

Tubas aren't just found in orchestras, though; concert bands, brass bands, military bands, marching bands, and jazz bands all typically feature at least one (or more) tuba. As a result, tubas play a big role in a wide range of music. Whether you enjoy pepping up crowds at sporting events, the refined and complex melodies of classical music, or the jazz attitude, there's a tuba song for you!

Why Learn to Pl

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ay Tuba?

The tuba isn't normally considered a solo instrument. Its role, rather, is to support a band, orchestra, or other type of ensemble with a powerfully resonant baseline. As a result, tuba's a great instrument to learn, if you want to play music with other people. Playing tuba can get you out of your house and into a marching band, jazz band, or local orchestra. As a result, you'll meet plenty of new people and make lots of friends when you learn to play tuba. 

In addition to being a fun way to meet people, playing tuba's also quite healthy. A strong player must have the ability to control his or her breathing. This requires great lung capacity, a strong diaphragm and core muscles, and proper posture. All these aspects of playing tuba can improve a person's overall health by lowering blood pressure, increasing blood oxygen levels, and reducing stress. 

The Best Way to Learn Tuba and What You'll Study in Tuba Classes

Although it's easy to find plenty of free tuba classes online, the best way to learn is by studying with a private tuba teacher. In private lessons, you'll overcome challenges quickly and avoid forming bad habits, as you receive immediate feedback. In private lessons, you'll get the hang of new techniques and pick up new concepts, while learning at a pace that's comfortable for you. 

In addition to having your teacher's undivided attention, you'll also benefit from lessons that are completely customized to you keep you interested and motivated. For example, tuba lessons for children differ greatly in terms of content and teaching methods from tuba classes for adults. In private lessons, you'll be able to focus on the music you love most, while learning with the materials and exercises that are most effective for you. No two private tuba lessons are exactly alike!

Sample Curriculum for Beginner Tuba Lessons

If you have little or no previous experience playing tuba, then beginner lessons are for you. In beginner lessons, your tuba teacher will introduce you to the fundamentals of tuba playing. You'll master the basic techniques and theory that'll allow you to eventually play more challenging music. In beginner lessons, your tutor might choose to cover the following topics:

  • Instrument anatomy and care
  • Proper instrument hold, posture, and embouchure
  • Breathing fundamentals
  • Playing basic scales and melodies
  • Reading musical notation
  • Introduction to music theory

Sample Curriculum for Intermediate Tuba Classes

If you're already comfortable with the basics of playing tuba, then you're ready for intermediate lessons. During intermediate tuba classes, you'll expand your techniques, range, and lung capacity. You'll challenge yourself to master more complex music and challenging techniques. Your intermediate tuba tutor might choose to cover the following topics:

  • Warm-up and maintenance exercises
  • Producing quality sound
  • Multiphonics and microtones
  • Air noise
  • Bangs, clacks, and mouthpiece slaps

Sample Curriculum for Advanced Tuba Lessons

Advanced lessons are intended for students who're close to mastering the tuba. You'll work on overcoming personal challenges, improve your individual playing style, and perfect your tuba playing techniques. Topics studied in advanced lessons depend greatly on the individual student's interests and goals, but your tuba teacher might choose to cover the following topics:

  • Extended techniques
  • Polish dynamic playing
  • Keeping complex rhythms
  • Learn advanced music
  • Audition coaching
  • Performance preparation

How to Find a Tuba Teacher Near You

If you're ready to get down with the lowest-pitched brass instrument, then you'll need a teacher. Luckily, finding a tuba tutor on TakeLessons is easy! A quick search will direct you to a variety of highly qualified and experienced teachers who offer tuba lessons near you and online. Before you select a teacher, we recommend browsing several tuba tutor profiles and reading reviews left by other students, like you. 

The cost of tuba classes varies, but most instructors charge rates based on the length and frequency of lessons. With so many teachers to choose from, you shouldn't have a problem finding one who fits into your budget and your schedule. Plus, investing in private tuba lessons will pay off, as you pick up techniques fast and master new melodies even after only a few lessons!