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These Trombone teachers are highly rated by students in the Westfield area, including Dobbs Ferry, White Plains, Whitestone, Ridgewood and Princeton Junction.

Bobby S.

Brooklyn, NY 11207

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Private Trombone Teacher

The trombone is a colorful and exciting instrument played in many styles of music throughout the world, from jazz and classical to funk and soul to reggae, afro-beat, and Latin American music. In addition to covering the basic technical requirements of the instrument, I'm particularly interested in the many genres in which the trombone can be found, and I like to focus on the styles of music that most interest and challenge my students. I began playing soprano trombone over ten years ago, and I have taught tenor trombone privately and in public school programs for several years. I encourage the use of long tones, air support, and brass calisthenics to improve tone, increase range and endurance, and work towards greater flexibility.

About Bobby

I am a jazz trumpeter, improviser, and composer as well as an avid listener and enthusiastic educator. I maintain an active performance schedule playing improvised music as well as funk, soul, afro-beat, reggae, hip-hop, and American folk music. In addition to trumpet, I have experience performing and recording on slide trumpet, trombone, baritone horn, and french horn. I write and arrange music for my own groups and regularly write and record horn arrangements for folk, pop, and reggae groups. I have attended Berklee College of Music and Ithaca College, and I have a Master's degree in jazz trumpet performance from the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston.

I have over nine years of experience working with students ages 7 to adult. I have worked both from my home studio and though several public and community music school program

s including the Hudson Arts Alliance in Hudson, MA, the Kittredge Elementary School in North Andover, MA, and the Performing Arts Center of Metro West in Framingham, MA. I have studied jazz performance with trumpet greats John McNeil and Walter White, improvisation with jazz gurus David Schumacher and Jerry Bergonzi, and George Russell's Lydian Chromatic Concept of Tonal Organization with master composer and theorist Ben Schwendener.

As an educator, my aim is to inspire in my students an enthusiasm for the artistic performance of music of any style. I strive to convey my own excitement for the art to young trumpeters and improvisers, and I have worked to encourage self-motivation and a longstanding interest in musical self-expression in elementary through high school students and adults. I have experience performing many styles of music from jazz and experimental improvised music to funk, reggae, and afro-beat, and I use my knowledge of divergent genres to encourage creative experimentation and convey the expressive artistic elements shared by all music. As an improviser I am particularly interested in teaching the theory and philosophy of spontaneous composition and musical communication.
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February 1, 2019
Isaac J.
Engaging, empowering, knowledgeable.
October 3, 2018
Elie K.
My son really enjoyed his first lesson! Bobby was very supportive and encouraging.
September 25, 2018
Walter S.
Bobby was very patience,and an excellent instructor .We were on the same page.

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Bobby S.

Brooklyn, NY

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Karl L.

Brooklyn, NY 11216

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Professional trombonist in New York City with 10 years of teaching experience to students of all ages! Master's from New York University, Bachelor's from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Member of ska-punk band Streetlight Manifesto and frequently heard in Broadway pits.

Teaching style emphasizes fundamentals as a jumping-off point to whatever styles interest the student. Comfortable teaching orchestral excerpts, solo repertoire, and jazz improvisation.

About Karl

Karl is a professional musician in New York City. He plays with ska-punk band Streetlight Manifesto and in several Broadway show orchestras. Karl hails from Omaha, Nebraska where he started teaching privately in high school. He received his B.A. from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where he became well-versed in jazz and classical. Karl then completed a Master's at New York University where he was an adjunct faculty instructor.

He has taught individual and group lessons to students of many ages on trombone, trumpet, and bass guitar. Karl’s teaching style is grounded in fundamentals but also tailored to each student. He believes that music can enrich one’s life by improving discipline and the ability to multitask. Most importantly, it's fun!

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March 29, 2017
Merideth
Fantastic! He picked up on my skill level right away and tailored the lesson specifically for me. Would definitely recommend!
March 19, 2017
peter
Great ....
September 21, 2015
Tomin
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.

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Karl L.

Brooklyn, NY

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Jeffery M.

New York, NY 10023

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I'm a very flexible teacher. Whatever you feel that you need to work on, we will work on. Currently, I am taking lessons from Steve Turre at Juilliard. He has performed with many jazz greats including Dizzy Gillespie, Woody Shaw, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, and J.J. Johnson. If you're interested, I wouldn't mind teaching you some of the things I am learning here at Juilliard.

(Travelling will incur an extra fee.)

About Jeffery

Hi there! I am a Grammy-nominated, 23-year-old trombonist and singer from New Orleans, LA. I graduated from The Juilliard School with my Bachelor's in Jazz Studies in May 2018, and I am returning to Juilliard to pursue my Master's. You can catch me working a LOT in the NY area as both a sideman and a leader of my own quintet.

I also play euphonium, tuba and some piano. I've performed/recorded with Wynton Marsalis, Delfeayo Marsalis, Ellis Marsalis, Mac Miller, John Legend, Solange, Jon Batiste, and more. I have studied privately/have great relationships with world-renowned trombonists such as Steve Turre, Joe Alessi, Elliot Mason, Delfeayo Marsalis and Wycliffe Gordon. I would be more than happy to share with you what I have learned (and continue to learn) from such amazing players.

It would be my pleasure to help you increase yo

ur musicianship! All I ask is that you be honest with me as well as yourself. I love to learn equally as much as I love to teach, so book a lesson! (Ask about my group lesson rates, those are always a lot of fun too!) Let's learn from each other!
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January 20, 2019
Boyce G.
Jeffery is able to provide an excellent perspective on what it takes to perform in an organic and musical way in front of large crowds, as he has a ton of experience doing so. I highly recommend taking lessons from Jeffery, it is a wonderful experience.
January 19, 2019
Beau
Great guy very smart very helpful excited to learn more!
July 2, 2016
Mike Pellera
Jeffery breaks down the basics of Classical and Jazz Theory and gives you methods to master new concepts and directly apply them to improvisation and composition.

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Jeffery M.

New York, NY

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Michael T.

Forest Hills, NY 11375

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Experienced music teacher of 7 years available for eager students of all experience levels and ages!

About Michael

Michael graduated from the prestigious Music Education Program and Psychology Program at Ithaca College in 2012. Ithaca gave him the incredible opportunity to hone in on his musicianship and compositional skills. He was also able to discover a new medium of composition, film composition. Michael immediately fell in love with the art of writing music for film and was able to make his first musical debut on a film directed by Mike Blaney. In his time at Ithaca College, he composed scores for multiple films and continues to maintain an active composition career. Michael is currently finishing as a music teacher Brooklyn Scholars Charter School (BSCS) and Music Content Leader for National Heritage Academies (NHA) New York Branch. Michael is currently in school studying the psychological benefits of music education for children and adolescents

, while teaching private lessons.
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September 4, 2019
Lola K.
Micheal is so kind! He really has wonderful energy and my daughter gets excited with all his praise and instruction. We are very lucky to find him here.
August 26, 2019
Hilda U.
August 21, 2019
Chukwuemeka M.
I love his patience in teaching my son. I'm looking forward for the best as my son continues to learn from him.

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Michael T.

Forest Hills, NY

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Alejandro E.

New York, NY 10011

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Professional trombonist working in the NYC area. Experienced in teaching all styles of music to all ages and levels.

I have also taught many older students that want to rediscover their passion for music.

Lessons are customized and catered to the needs/goals of each student. Instead of simply training students to read music and play notes, I prefer to teach my students to think, play, and act like musicians.

My lessons feature improvisation skills, sight-reading, playing by ear, building a strong technical foundation and musical analysis.
Lesson are also focused on staying engaged by playing new fun and challenging material.
To me the most important thing is to have fun and to keep the passion we all have for music while gaining technical proficiency.

I assure you will see leaps of improvement by working with me!

I can’t wait to meet you!

About Alejandro

I'm a professional trombonist with a strong musical background: I have a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Music Performance - Trombone from City College of New York and Im currently working on my masters at NYU. I have several years of experience teaching students of all ages and levels, and I have been working as a freelancer since I was 17.

I originally arrived in NYC from Argentina at 9-years old. The rich musical environment of NYC allowed me to study and absorb all styles of music at a young age.

I have had the opportunities to study with trombone masters such as Michael Dease, Jason Jackson, Alan Ferber, Ed Neumiester and Wycliffe Gordon. These learning experiences directly affect the development of my students.

I currently play in a wide range of musical situations all over NYC, from jazz combos and big bands, to musicals and c

lassical orchestras and even other genres such as Salsa, Reggea, Ska, Rock, Pop etc.

As my student, you will develop critical skills that will help build a strong musical foundation which will define you as a musician. I will evaluate the level in which you currently are and provide a clear defined path in order to reach our goals.
One thing I strongly focus on is your love for music. My goal is not only to see you progress, but to nourish your love of music and have fun with what you are working on.

I can't wait to work with you and help you reach your goals!
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October 20, 2019
Sanjay
October 7, 2019
emaan
He is a great teacher - calm, reasonable , knowledgable and encouraging
We have had one lesson with him, and look forward to our future lessons.
August 25, 2019
Stephanie F.
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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Alejandro E.

New York, NY

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Alba P.

New York, NY 10023


Private Trombone Teacher

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).

About Alba

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.

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Alba P.

New York, NY

Alba P.

New York, NY 10033

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Private Trombone Teacher

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.

I adjust every program according to the student. I like to do arrangements from the pieces students want to play and I make a specific method for each student.

About Alba

I'm a performer in jazz music. Coming from a musicians family I started to play the trombone at the age of 9. I have my bachelor in classical trombone in ESMuC (Spain). Studied classical with Daniel Perpiñán, Brand 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).

I have been teaching in Music Schools to kids from 6 years-old to adults. Since I moved to New York I would like to keep teaching because I also learn from my students!

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October 3, 2019
Joan Humet
Alba immediately honed in on exactly the kind of student I am and taught me the basics. Looking forward to more lessons! I was a little unsure of doing lessons over Skype, but it turned out to be perfect.
September 14, 2019
Mary
As an adult student and only 3 weeks in--so far so good! Alba is definitely an accomplished musician and a very good teacher. Her teaching style is very positive and right to the point, which works well for me.
September 12, 2019
Gemma Pujol Busquet
Alba is helping my daughter perfect her scales and overall playing of the trombone. Her lessons are packed with some review and new information. She has definitely shown progress within such a short time of being tutored by her.

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Alba P.

New York, NY

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Michael B.

Brooklyn, NY 11230

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Private Trombone Teacher

I am an experienced teacher, having been a low brass teacher for over a decade. Over 90% of my students that study privately through their senior year of high school receive some form of college scholarship for musical ability, as well as excellent standardized test scores. Additionally, my students have received placement in state rankings for organizations such as NYSSMA, TMEA, ASBOA, as well as Interlochen and Tanglewood summer institutes.
My lessons are customized to each students needs and goals, with the primary goal being a cultivation of great fundamentals.
As a performer, my experience as a freelancer in NYC and performing with word class ensembles like the Metropolitan Opera, Broadway shows, and chamber ensembles makes me an excellent choice.

About Michael

Hello! My name is Michael, and I am a low brass musician, specializing in trombone, bass trombone, and euphonium. I studied at the University of Arkansas, and the Mannes School of Music. I currently work as a freelance musician in New York City, and teach at the University of Arkansas Summer Music program.

I am an experienced teacher with over a decade of experience. Students in my care have received top state scores from NYSSMA, TMEA, ASBOA, and have been selected to summer festivals such as Interlochen and Tanglewood. Previous students of mine have received scholarships to some of the best universities and conservatories in the world, including the Eastman School of Music, Indiana University, the University of Alabama, the University of Arkansas, San Francisco Conservatory, and the University of North Texas.

My lessons are tailored

to each individual student and their own personal goals, with emphasis being placed on learning world class fundamentals.

As a freelance musician in NYC, my skills and knowledge from performing with world class ensembles like the Metropolitan Opera, the Chamber Orchestra of New York, Broadway Shows, as well as a variety of jazz and chamber music, make me an ideal teacher.
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September 5, 2019
F. Martin
Michael was very helpful in working on euphonium parts I had upcoming in an orchestra concert. He’s very professional, and made sure I was 100% on all the parts I was doubling on.

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Michael B.

Brooklyn, NY

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"We have found Mr. West to be knowledgeable, patient, and very good with advanced beginner/intermediate young musicians. (My son is 12 and fairly new to th
e trombone.) Mr. West is organized, professional, and has a good step-by-step plan for improving their playing. We recommend him highly!"
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Mary
"As an adult student and only 3 weeks in--so far so good! Alba is definitely an accomplished musician and a very good teacher. Her teaching style is very p
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"Alba immediately honed in on exactly the kind of student I am and taught me the basics. Looking forward to more lessons! I was a little unsure of doing le
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