Andy Taylor

Andy T.

Portland, OR
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Levels taught:
Intermediate, Advanced
Why take lessons from Andy? Andy uses techniques from his unique experience.

- Personalized Trombone Development Plan (TDP) modeled after long-proven tech industry practices.
- Warm up and range extension routines from the Eastman School of Music trombone studio and alumni.
- The latest teaching techniques: In the past four years, Andy has spent a full week/year in trombone seminars with top educators/performers including Joe Alessi (NY Phil, Julliard), Tim Higgins (San Francisco Symphony, Northwestern), Randy Hawes (Detroit Symphony, Northwestern), Pete Ellefson (Indiana U.).
- Returning to music: Andy returned to music performance after 25 years. He knows exactly what it's like to climb back into the saddle. If you are returning after a significant time away, Andy can help you focus your re-entry to maximize your results.
- Studio Recitals: once or twice a year, we get together with family and friends and do a relaxed performance of solos, duets and larger ensemble pieces. It's a great way to focus our musical skills towards a goal, and to get comfortable with small group performing technqiues.
- If you're "stuck" or plateaued, Andy has a range of solutions that can help break through.
- Member of Oregon Music Educators Association & International Trombone Association

About Andy T.

​FREELANCE (Bass & Tenor Trombone)
Perform classical, jazz and rock styles including John Dover Quintet, Willamette Falls Symphony, Portland Civic Orchestra, Oregon Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra, Warner Pacific College Wind Ensemble, Linfield College Baccalaureate Brass, Pacific University Jazz Band, Ralph Radio Theater Dreamfire Express Band, Vanport Jazz

COLLEGE ENSEMBLES
Eastman School of Music Trombone Choir - Dr. John Marcellus, Conductor
Eastman School of Music Jazz Band
University of Rochester Symphony Orchestra

EDUCATION
Trombone performance study, Eastman School of Music
Bachelor of Science, Math & Computer Science, SUNY Binghamton
PRINCIPAL TEACHERS
Mark Lusk, Professor of Trombone, Penn State University
Joe Stanko, MMus Julliard, NYC freelance Bass Trombone
Perry Martin, BMus Eastman, NYC freelance

ADDITIONAL STUDY
International Trombone Festival 2018 - Panelist, Performer
Pokorny Low Brass Seminar Performer 2017
Alessi Seminar Auditor 2015, 2017
Charles Reneau, Bass Trombone, Oregon Symphony
John Marcellus, Professor of Trombone, Eastman School of Music

OTHER
TEDxPortland Performance Partner 2012-2018
OSB Board Director 2011-2017
Intel Corporation 1994-2014, Gordon E. Moore Governor's Award
Thinking Machines & Texas Instruments
Lecturer
​WebSite design
Graphic Artist

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Andy is a great player and very organized and helpful instructor.

Posted Feb 5, 2020

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Experience

founder & bass trombone
Feb 2018 - Present

Portlandia Brass Ensemble

Principal bass trombone
Sep 2016 - Present

Salem Orchestra

marketing and bass trombone
Nov 2015 - Present

Big New Band

cofounder & bass trombone
Nov 2011 - Present

Rose City Trombones

tenor trombone
Mar 2011 - Present

Second Wind Jazz Septet

bass trombone and former board member
Mar 2011 - Present

Oregon Symphonic Band

Education

Trombone performance
Sep 1981 - Jun 1983

University of Rochester, Eastman School of Music

Affiliations

National Association for Music Education
Jan 2010
Founded in 1907, NAfME is among the world’s largest arts education organizations. NAfME advocates at the local, state, and national levels; provides resources for teachers, parents, and administrators; hosts professional development events; and offers a variety of opportunities for students and teachers.
International Trombone Association
Jan 1977
The general purposes of the International Trombone Association shall be: To promote communications among trombonists around the world, to improve the artistic level of performance, teaching, and literature associated with the trombone family and to function as a clearing house for trombone-related ideas and information

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