Aidan Ritchie

Aidan R.

Los Angeles, CA
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Aidan delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
and Ages 5+

Teaching since:
September 2012

Hi! I'm Aidan, a trombone performance graduate student at UCLA. I've been playing euphonium, tuba, tenor and bass trombones for 14 years. I am currently a teaching assistant at UCLA and teach several other groups, both in the US and in Japan.

You may have seen my YouTube channel, where I have made instructional videos since 2007 on a variety of issues.

Experience

Assistant Brass Caption Head
Sep 2016 - Present
Pacific Crest

I am currently the Assistant Caption Head at Pacific Crest Drum and Bugle Corps, in addition to my euphonium section tech duties.

In this position I work more with the full ensemble, both from the field and the box level.

Brass Consultant
Dec 2015 - Present
Aimachi

I work with the Aimachi Marching Band in Nagoya, Japan as a brass consultant. In 2015, Aimachi won the All-Japan National Championships, as well as the brass, percussion, and colorguard captions.

Euphonium Tech
Nov 2015 - Present
Pacific Crest

I am the euphonium tech for the 24-person euphonium section at the World Class drum corps Pacific Crest. I teach at monthly camps, as well as traveling with the group on their nationwide tour in the summer.\

In this position, I work both with the 24 members individually with small lessons and as a section during sectional time and during normal rehearsal.

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Bass Trombone
Sep 2015 - Present
UCLA Gluck Quartet

Bass Trombonist of UCLA Gluck Trombone Quartet, a gigging group composed of UCLA students only.

Marching Band TA
Sep 2012 - Present
UCLA

I'm one of the teaching assistants for the UCLA Marching Band. I teach the brass and especially the 40-person trombone section every fall. I also perform from time to time with the band, including a trip to Taipei, Taiwan.

Bass Trombone
Oct 2014 - May 2015
Partners in Slide

Bass trombonist of the Partners in Slide gigging trombone quartet in San Francisco, CA.

Bass Trombone
Oct 2014 - Apr 2015
Symphony Parnassus

3rd/bass trombonist of the Symphony Parnassus in San Francisco, CA.

Bass Trombone
Aug 2012 - Mar 2013
Denver Young Artist Orchestra

3rd/bass trombonist of the Denver Young Artist Orchestra.

Education

Trombone Performance
Sep 2015 - Present
University of California Los Angeles
Trombone Performance
Aug 2008 - May 2014
University of Wyoming

Awards

Scholarship
Aug 2008
University of Wyoming

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