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William D.

30 Reviews
New York, NY
Starting at $30
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Jazz Trombone from New School For Jazz and Contemporary Music
  • Awarded The Musicianship Award for Excellence in Music Theory and Composition from Frank Sinatra School of the Arts
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William D.

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If you are looking to take your tombone playing to the next level, you came to the right place. I am currently a trombone major at the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music and have studied with some of the best trombonists in New York. I have a lot of playing and teaching experience, having performed at venues such as Carnegie Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center, and many other venues around the city. I can teach you any style you are interested in and will make sure you have fun doing it.

About Billy

I am a professional trombonist/guitarist living in New York City. I recently finished my Bachelor's Degree in Music Performance at the New School For Jazz and Contemporary Music. I have a lot of performing, touring, and teaching experience, performing in venues such as Carnegie Hall (Stern Auditori

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Daniel O.

3 Reviews
Ridgewood, NY
Starting at $55
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Bachelor's Of Music from San Jose State University
  • Teaching since 2004
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Daniel O.

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One the most difficult to wrangle, when you can find a partnership with a trombone... it is a magic.
Much loved, rarely tamed, a true joy to play.

Lets have some FUN
This is my main instrument, and one of the most hilariously interesting human inventions. I love talking about it.

About Daniel

What style do you want to play? I love to play it all. I mean it. So whatever moves you, we can work with that. I've played orchestral to hip-hop fusion, religious ceremonies to wine festivals, in motown, salsa, and funk bands, and with a jazz trio in a literal cave. So--it's up to you! *Lessons

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Donna
Daniel is patient, kind and incredibly talented. He is so knowledgable and passionate about music, you can't help but be excited to learn! A fantastic teacher, highly recommend!!!
Jay W.
Thank you Daniel!

Daniel is a great teacher. His background and knowledge on Music Theory is phenomenal and helped me take my playing and writing to the next level.

Highly recommend!
Camille
I really like Daniel. His love for music is infectious. As a teacher, he's patient, crazy smart, and easy to be around. He's also a deep thinker, which makes him really good at using simple analogy to help me understand complex concepts. It's a fun way to learn. TBH I was very surprised to leave lessons not just having learned new ways of thinking about music, but also about myself, and how I can start moving out of my own way. I recommend Daniel without hesitation.

Chris O.

Brooklyn, NY
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • BMA Music Education from The Ohio State University
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Chris O.

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Beginner: breathing, sound, tone, basic techniques, slide positions, ear training/pitch matching, reading music, basic songs by ear, scales, lip slurs, range.

Intermediate: scales, apreggios, etudes, sight reading, playing by ear, solos, intro to improvisation

Advanced: all scales, modes, advanced etudes and reading, improvisation and jazz harmony, orchestral excerpts, advanced solos, extended techniques.

About Chris

Hello my name is Chris, I am a professional musician and educator living in Brooklyn, NY. I've been playing trombone for 16 years. I am open to teaching any level from beginner to college. As a professional musician I've played in many different situations from traveling broadway shows, commercial

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Michael R.

2 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Jazz Trombone from University of the Arts
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2012
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Michael R.

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I went to college for Jazz Trombone Performance and currently I play professionally. I have had a lot of great opportunities playing, see my basic bio. I play most genres of music so I can help introduce new kinds of music to students or help enhance ones that you already know. I teach all ages on trombone, from basics, to college auditions, to professionally playing. I am here to help how I can!

About Michael

Hello there! My name is Michael, I am a trombonist/arranger/educator in the PA/NJ area. I love music and I love teaching even more. In 2015, I graduated from the University of the Arts with a degree in Jazz Performance and a Masters in music education and in 2016 As a musician, I've toured the

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Tailors lessons and learning to what I need!
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Joseph M.

16 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Joseph M.

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35 + yrs playing/teaching experience
Classical to Jazz
Fun mixed with work

About Joseph

Local tutor; Will travel to you, or we can use my studios located in Nassau, Suffolk and all 5 boroughs. My name is Dr. Joseph M., Ba/Ma/Dma, in Education and Performance. I have reference lists a mile long, (with phone #'s, so you contact my previous and current clients), full of succes

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Adeline
We went with online piano lessons at the moment due to COVID, but I was nervous about the format as the lessons are for my five-year-old daughter, so I was concerned the additional technology would be an impediment. Dr. Merkel was wonderful. He was friendly and encouraging to my daughter, ensuring she knew she could ask any questions she might have at any point. He absolutely made the technology work for us, and my daughter learned more than I would have thought possible in 30 minutes. She is counting down to her next lesson!
Ashna S.
Very knowledgeable. My daughter enjoy learning from him.
Isabel Z.
So far, I have had only one lesson with Dr. M., the only singing lesson I've had in my entire 66 years of a lifetime. My only regret, is that I did not take them sooner. Dr M. is patient, an expert, and motivational. What more could you ask for when working with a teacher. He thinks he can make a singer out of me; I'll have to trust his judgement. It would be awesome, if he achieves our goal.

Nate S.

1 Review
Teaches Online
Starting at $42
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2010
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Nate S.

1 Review
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Online Trombone Teacher

Whether you are just starting out with trombone or already ten years in, this package allows you to connect with an instructor who can assess where you’re at and establish a trajectory to help you reach your goals. You may focus on learning a few pieces or just specific techniques. Either way, you’re sure to end the package feeling more competent and confident in your abilities. This lesson package can be repeated as needed.

About Nate

I am an innovator of fine arts and education that is interested in experiencing unique opportunities throughout a progressive lifetime. I am determined to maintain a career that promotes creativity and academic advancement in the field of visual and performing arts. My experiences with education ha

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Antonio
A great experience for my son. Mr. Nate was punctual and professional while still making each lesson fun enough for an enthusiastic 10 yr old kid.

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Average Cost of Trombone Lessons in New York, NY

The average cost of 60-minute trombone lessons in New York is $69. 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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$56 average
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$69 average

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"Pasquale was excellent. He evaluated how my son blew into his trombone, and made the necessary corrections. It was exactly what we needed. He was very friendly and encouraging, and gave us specific tips on how to practice. I am so grateful we found him."
Matthew
Took Trombone lessons from Pasquale G.
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"Bryan is an excellent teacher. You will not find a more passionate teacher. I highly recommend him!"
Barbara
Took Trombone lessons from Bryan H.
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"Alexis is very knowledgeable. She has been working with my daughter ( a second year band student) on expanding her skill level on the trombone. My daughter and gotten so much better and her confidence level has grown. Alexis is great with kids and really helped my daughter improve!!!
Thanks Alexis!!!!"
Barrington
Took Trombone lessons from Alexis S.
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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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"I was skeptical about online lessons, but the experience was really great. My son grew leaps and bounds in just 45 minutes. Jeremy is a very patient and skilled teacher. I'm so impressed with him. My son is looking forward to future lessons."
Susan Casey
Took Trombone lessons from Jeremy S.
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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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"Very nice and knowledgeable teacher and my son is enjoying his lessons."
Ty
Took Trombone lessons from David R.
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"Jeremy has a very friendly personality and is clearly very proficient on the trombone. Looking forward to more lessons."
Matthew
Took Trombone lessons from Jeremy S.
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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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"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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(Real Life) Music Lessons in NYC: The Importance of Networking

Written by: TakeLessons Teacher, Tao G.

Most of the musicians making a living in New York City used the same crucial method to begin and build their career: networking. Don’t let that mislead you; they all worked hard at their craft and are very likely extremely talented. However, talent doesn't always promise success. Author Stephen King once said, “Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work.” If you’re taking music lessons in New York City, you probably already knew that, but read on to see how hard work relates to networking in the greatest city on earth:

1.) Hi, my name is.. Tao and I play trombone! And I’m here to explain that you have to get out and meet other musicians. You can find local music literally everywhere from Battery Park to Marble Hill, with all kinds of genres from Jazz to Irish Folk. Even in my neighborhood in Queens, there is local music happening every other night minutes from my apartment. Use the Internet to scope out scheduled events happening around the city. Introduce yourself. Shake hands. Trust me, musicians love getting feedback from other musicians, especially honest feedback. And leave it at that. All you’re doing when you meet people is making other musicians aware of you. If you have a gig coming up, invite them! It’s always a two-way street.

2.) Follow up with people. And be gently persistent. If a musician decides to share their contact info with you, send them a message right away. Re-introduce yourself so they remember how they met you, what you play, and what you talked about. Explain that you’re taking music lessons in NYC and how their performing has inspired you. If you have mutual connections, go ahead and swap stories - but keep your conversation primarily about the person you’re talking to.

  1. What to do when you don’t hear back. Don’t sweat it. New Yorkers lead hectic and incredibly busy lives. Some cats are riding a dozen trains all day and making appointments all over the city. They probably didn't catch your text/email/phone call while on the train, and then got a handful of messages all at once and your message got buried in the clutter. Seriously, if they gave you their contact info willingly, they aren't trying to dodge you. Just wait a few days and send them another polite message reminding them of your correspondence.

4.) Don’t be a Mean Girl. If you've ever seen that movie, you know what I’m talking about. Don’t be the person that puts on a smiling mask for the public, and then insults everyone behind their back. It’s not only rude, but it also has a way of getting back to the person you’re insulting. Be it from jealousy or someone just rubs you the wrong way, you should rather want to be the person everyone gets a good vibe from. Again, nothing fake - just be pleasant and appreciative of the opportunity to meet other musicians. Many times I've seen music supervisors hire a less-talented individual because they were nicer and had a better attitude than a more talented individual.

So, network and be patient. As for myself, my networking began seven years before it led to consistent work in NYC. Granted, I worked continually on the road for several years before actually settling in the city, but the point is to stick with it! Stay committed to your music lessons, and remember that all good things come to those who work hard and cultivate their presence in the music scene. Network, my friends, so that one day wide-eyed youngsters seeking work will be wanting to shake your hand.

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