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Sam C.

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New York, NY
Starting at $50
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  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Sam C.

New York, NY

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Private Trombone Teacher

Hello! Through my four years at the Juilliard School I have taken lessons with some of the worlds most prominent trombonists, including Elliot Mason, Steve Turre and Joe Alessi. In addition, I have a vast experience of teaching both classical and jazz students. I've created my own general lesson plan comprised of exercises I have received from these world renown teachers, as well as from other working professionals in NY.

I'm very quick to notice your skill level and create a cohesive, unique lesson plan catered to working on your weaknesses and polishing your strengths! A mediocre teacher will simply give you default exercises to work on-- a task better left to google. A good teacher, however, can diagnose a student and find the most efficient way for he/she to improve.

I promise to be a caring, fun, informative teacher. Please contact me for more information about my lessons.

Teaching is my biggest passion, I can't wait to work with you!
Happy practicin'!

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About Sam

Hello! I'm Sam and I'm a graduate of the Juilliard School. I'm a huge music nerd and teaching is one of my biggest passions. For eight years, I have been teaching students of various ages and backgrounds, compiling lesson plans designed to work with students at ALL LEVELS. As a prominent NYC base

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June 22, 2019
Tina
ok Sam is fantastic!
the connection was a little weird at first but it was on my end I think because the second I moved to my living room it was steady. Rather than find a local teacher I just figured to see if I could find someone affordable online, and wow, he also went to Juiliard!
6 out of 5!
June 22, 2019
Maggie
I'm so lucky I found Sam! I used to play piano and was hoping to brush up on technique, learn jazz chords/harmony, and play along improvising with a jazz soloist. Getting a Juilliard trained musician for this price is a STEAL, I highly recommend.
June 21, 2019
Lawrence
I bounced around with a few other teachers who had flashy profiles, but none of them had as thorough, personalized, or challenging of an approach as Sam. He was so quick to diagnose my mistakes and had a way of making the trombone fun rather than frustrating (imagine that!!)

TEN STARS!!!!
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Bobby S.

(25)
Brooklyn, NY
Starting at $30
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  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Bobby S.

Brooklyn, NY

(25)

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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

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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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Jeffery M.

(3)
New York, NY
Starting at $75
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  • Speaks English, German
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Jeffery M.

New York, NY

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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

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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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Loralee S.

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Trombone
Starting at $30
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  • Teaching since 2006
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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I have been a professional trombonist for over 10 years. I have a degree in Trombone Performance. I have traveled all over the country and wild playing a variety of music to include orchestral, symphonic band, jazz, and rock genres. I love to bring my varied experiences into the lesson topics.

About Loralee

I am a musician with over 10 years of experience performing professionally and teaching private lessons around the country and world. Contact me for beginning piano lessons and trombone or euphonium lessons for all abilities.

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Scott S.

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Trombone
Starting at $42
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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Scott S.

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Online Trombone Teacher

I enjoy nurturing musical creativity in my
students.

It is Rapturous for me when a student realizes
their own musicality by going past just
playing the notes on the page, to actively
expressing the Message (which could be a
Thought, Emotion, or a Scene) that is
inherent in the piece.

In a Low Brass lesson, I have the student play:
-A quick and effective warm-up with me.
-A quick review of their assigned
technical exercises.
-Their assigned Etude or Chart or Solo.
-A Duet with Me.

Technical aspects of Performance:
1. A mastery of ability to Sight Sing.
2. Clean Articulation.
3. A wide (and well-sounding) Range.
4. Moving between partials is Flexible.
5. A beautiful Tone.

I wish for my students to become more than
just good instrumentalists, I want for them
to always have fun with music. When a
student realizes that music can ultimately be
Emotional and Creative Outlet for them,
they will be Musicians for life!

About Scott

I am a Bass Trombonist, but teach all brass instruments. I have been teaching for 20 years. I help my students build their Tone, Technique and Articulation by teaching a simple Warm-Up routine. I have written an 8-page eBook entitled "Optimal Brass Playing" that describes ten areas of best practi

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July 3, 2019
Danny
Mr. Scott really is a nice person to meet. For my first voice lessons, He helped me identify what range I was comfortable with and introduced a few of his works that opened my perspective on reading music. He knows how to teach his material if you specify what exactly you want to accomplish.
July 3, 2019
Mike
Scott is someone who expertly emphasizes both the fundamentals of trombone playing and musicianship. I have had the opportunity to read his melodious etudes arrangements with him and his arrangements are expertly crafted to force the performers to work on listening, phrasing, intonation and sound quality all in one fell swoop. Scott's attitude is very warm and not condescending in the slightest. He is very positive while always encouraging the player to grow. If you are a low brass player who wants a deeper understanding on the intricacies of low brass performance and overall musicianship, you should absolutely give Scott a try.
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Matthew W.

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Trombone
Starting at $50
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  • Teaches students 9 and up
  • Teaches Intermediate, Advanced
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I have been playing trombone for over 17 years, I am a graduate of the Juilliard School, and have performed with orchestras like Metropolitan Opera, New York City Ballet and am currently a member of the Finnish Radio Orchestra. Because of my experience performing and teaching private lessons I'm able to help students reach short term and long term goals. Whether that be to grow as a musician or become a professional. I greatly enjoy sharing all the knowledge I have been given through my experience to help others learn and grow.

About Matthew

Matthew is the bass trombonist of the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, a position he won while pursuing his bachelor’s degree at the Juilliard School. Previously, Matthew was also a member of the Verbier Festival Orchestra for two summers. Matthew has performed with distinguished ensembles such

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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 $73. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and your location, you should expect to spend anywhere between $39 and $175 per hour.
30 min
$43 average
45 min
$57 average
60 min
$73 average

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"David is great!"
- Robert
Took Trombone lessons from David R.
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"Jeff really seemed to get a lot out of the lesson."
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Took Trombone lessons from Pasquale G.
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"I played the trombone when I was a kid but lost interest back then. After not playing for about 15 years Billy helped me to get back to it. We covered reading notes, learning a little bit about music theory (keys etc) and of course playing. I wanted to practice with some songs I like and Billy was able to write the notes down for me. This was super helpful and really made me enjoy playing the trombone again! We practiced in a room in the New School, which was cool since I could play as loud as I wanted, compared to back at home where I usually use a mute. He was very patient and friendly and I can highly recommend him as a teacher."
- Johannes
Took Trombone lessons from Billy D.
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"First lesson was a great success, Mr. West got straight to work and had my son sounding much better after only half an hour. Looking forward to my son gaining skill and confidence with Mr. West's guidance."
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Took Trombone lessons from Thomas W.
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"Thomas has been a great teacher for my son. He knows how to interact with him to get him interested and involved and inspire him to work hard."
- Heidi Bingham
Took Trombone lessons from Thomas W.
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"Bobby was very patient and encouraging. Can't wait for our next session!"
- Alba
Took Trombone lessons from Bobby S.
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"Great teacher! Very helpful and smart."
- Ishmael
Took Trombone lessons from Rachel T.
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"My son enjoys his lessons and is showing great improvement."
- Nick
Took Trombone lessons from Pasquale G.
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"Excellent lessons. Very patient and friendly. Also seems very knowledgeable and confident with instructions."
- Collin
Took Trombone lessons from Alexis S.
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"Alexis is vety nice and thorough. She explains everything well."
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Took Trombone lessons from Alexis S.
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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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