Alejandro Espinosa

Alejandro E.

New York, NY
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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 E.

I'm a professional trombonist working in the NYC area. I have a BFA in Music- Trombone from City College of New York and working on my Masters diploma in music 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 classical 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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Adam B.
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Posted May 24, 2020
Michael
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Extra fabulous class today if you can imagine that.

Posted Feb 22, 2020
Michael
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Posted Feb 15, 2020
Negar A.
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very helpful, patient and led me to discover new things. Oh yeah!

Posted Jan 26, 2020
Keith
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Posted Jan 15, 2020
Johnny
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Posted Dec 10, 2019
John C.
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Great experience for my first lesson. I enjoyed his feedback and his exercises to make me a better trombone player.

Posted Nov 23, 2019
Sanjay
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Posted Oct 20, 2019
emaan
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He is a great teacher - calm, reasonable , knowledgable and encouraging
We have had one lesson with him, and look forward to our future lessons.

Posted Oct 7, 2019
Stephanie F.
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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.

Posted Aug 25, 2019
Michael
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And the beat goes on. Now at the year and a half mark and working to achieve the next level, Alejandro is skilled in encouraging me through periods of self-doubt that I'll ever be good enough. Very grateful to him.

Posted Jul 30, 2019
Michael
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He always knows how to take me to the next level of skill and enjoyment.

Posted May 27, 2019
Michael
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Enjoy improving my skills and experimentation on the trombone, now in my second year of classes with Alejandro Espinosa. He makes the sessions fun and challenging at the same time. I've improved enormously, yet realize of course how far I've got to go. Lucky to have such a fine teacher guiding my progress.

Posted Feb 24, 2019
Michael
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I've now been a student of Alejandro's for more than a year during which I've made enormous progress. He continues to encourage and challenge me in a personable and productive way. - Michael

Posted Feb 5, 2019
John M.
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Awesome teacher and instructor. Very patient and knowledgeable.

Posted Jan 8, 2019
John M.
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Very knowledgeable and professional.

Posted Nov 6, 2018
John M.
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Very knowledgeable and professional.

Posted Nov 6, 2018
Michael
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Alejandro - good to be back from my Ireland vacation and taking lessons with you again. Great class this morning. - Michael

Posted Oct 7, 2018
Michael
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Alejandro Espinosa is a natural-born teacher. I look forward to my weekly classes. Been a student now for 7 months. - Michael

Posted Sep 2, 2018
Michael
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Alejandro is a marvelous teacher, patient yet challenging, encouraging the student through the class and with helpful homework notes between classes. I've been studying with him for two months now. Both of us have been impressed with my progress on the instrument.

Posted Mar 13, 2018
Michael
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A wonderful first class. Clear explanations. Presented a great practice plan for me. Challenging, but doable, and fun.

Posted Jan 22, 2018
Karina
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I recently started playing the trombone, Alejandro has helped me on so many levels. As a beginner student i was a bit nervous since i thought it wouldn't be worth it, but he gave me the foundation and the confidence to keep learning. His class is fun and inspiring! Alejandro is a great musician with the heart of a teacher!

Posted Aug 29, 2017
Bai
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I went to Mr Espinosa's home to take my lesson - the place is right next to the 135th subway stop, very convenient! Mr Espinosa was patient, understanding, and friendly. I was a little worried that a professional like him would laugh at the embarrassing skills of an adult like mine - didn't happen. He was down to earth despite his great playing, kind of more like a friend or a big buddy rather than a teacher. I think our lesson brought me much improvement! He also taught me some helpful daily practice routines. Another little touching detail was he provided me with free drinks and snacks, something none of my other teachers have done before. His studio was also fully equipped: it has a piano, great stereo, stands, and music books.

Posted Aug 28, 2017

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Education

Music Performance- Jazz
Sep 2018 - Present

New York University

BFA Music Performance- Jazz
Jan 2016 - May 2017

CUNY City College of New York

BFA Music Performance- Jazz
Aug 2014 - May 2015

Michigan State University

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