Blake Manternach

Blake M.

Boston, MA

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Blake delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:
January 2012

Award-winning trombonist, Blake M., originates from Eastern Iowa. Currently living as a Boston resident, Blake is a heavily sought after trombonist in the area. He has performed at many festivals and contests including The Grammys, The Music For all Festival, The Monterey Jazz Festival, The Montreal Jazz Festival, and the Iowa City Jazz Festival. Blake received the top soloist award 3 years in a row at the Iowa Jazz Championships. Blake has performed as part of the Grammy Jazz Band, Jazz band of America, Next Generation Jazz Orchestra, Iowa All-state Jazz Band, Iowa All-state Band, and the Brubeck Jazz Colony. He currently attends the New England Conservatory on Scholarship studying trombone and classical composition. In the past he has studied with esteemed teachers such as Norman Bolter, Donny McCaslin, Jerry Bergonzi, Luis Bonilla, John Mcneil, Efstratios Minakakis, and Jonathan Allen.

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Undergrad in Jazz Trombone Performance
Sep 2013 - Present
The New England Conservatory of Music


Fluent / Native Proficiency
Limited Proficiency


Sep 2013
New England Conservatory
Outstanding Performer Class 4a
Apr 2011
Iowa Jazz Championships

Photos & Videos

This is the kind of stuff I hope to have my students practicing.
Solo from a school concert.
Solo of mine on a Jazz Standard.

2 Reviews

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Harry Aug 31, 2015
Trombone · In home

I understand what jazz changes are now because of Blake. He knows a lot about improvisation. Also had a lot of fun in our lessons improvising on different kinds of music besides jazz.

Jon Aug 31, 2015
Trombone · In studio

I got in to the Iowa All-state band because of Blake! He makes me WANT to practice.

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