Alejandro Espinosa

Alejandro E.

New York, NY
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Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Professional jazz trombonist with 5 years of teaching experience! Especially experienced in teaching beginners.
Proficient in teaching all styles of music to all ages and levels.
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 music analysis.

I assure you will see leaps of improvement by working with me!
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Alejandro delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 10+

Teaching since:

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 Michigan State University. I have 7 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 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 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 love the music and have fun with what you are playing.

I can't wait to work with you and help you reach your ultimate goals!

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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


Fluent / Native Proficiency

Photos & Videos

Blue monk by Thelonious Monk, Arranged by Kai Winding for the classic Jay & Kai group.
An Original arrangement by me of a classical Argentinean song.
Original composition and arrangement.
Photo by Alejandro E.

Photo by Alejandro E.

Photo by Alejandro E.
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9 Reviews

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John M. Jan 8, 2019
Trombone · Online

Awesome teacher and instructor. Very patient and knowledgeable.

John M. Nov 6, 2018
Trombone · Online

Very knowledgeable and professional.

John M. Nov 6, 2018
Trombone · Online

Very knowledgeable and professional.

Michael Oct 7, 2018
Trombone · Online

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

Michael Sep 2, 2018
Trombone · Online

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

Michael Mar 13, 2018
Trombone · Online

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.

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Michael Jan 22, 2018
Trombone · Online

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

Karina Aug 29, 2017
Trombone · In home

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!

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Bai Aug 28, 2017
Trombone · In studio

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.

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