- Levels Taught:
- Beginner, Intermediate
- Teaches students:
- Ages 5+ and special needs
- Teaching since:
I am excited to start offering my teaching services on trombone, euphonium and the rest of the instruments from the brass family here at takelessons.com.
I have played with notable groups such as the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and am a former member of renowned Axiom Brass Quintet. I studied with Jay Friedman and other members of the Chicago Symphony at Roosevelt University for five years. My teaching philosophy falls into the Arnold Jacobs Song and Wind school of thought. I teach a lot of mouthpiece buzzing, and fundamental exercises to get my students playing with golden singing sounds!
Currently I am starting my second year in the DMA program at the University of Iowa where I am also a graduate teaching assistant in the trombone studio. In addition to the teaching I do at the University I am also a low brass teaching partner at West Music in Coralville.
Currently I am affiliated with two professional orchestras in the Eastern Iowa area. I am the second trombonist in Orchestra Iowa based out of Cedar Rapids, and will be filling in as an interim second trombone for the 2017-2018 Quad City Symphony season. I have been playing in professional orchestras for the last ten years and can teach you orchestral style, and audition preparation.
In addition to my orchestra playing, I was also a member of Axiom Brass Quintet from 2012-2014 where we were the first prize winners at the International brass competition held in Passau Germany.
As a soloist, I was also the grand prize winner of the Chicago International Brass solo competition in 2012 on euphonium.
Currently, I am also an active member with the New Chicago Brass, a modern brass ensemble based out of Chicago. I am comfortable teaching all brass instruments for all ages and skill levels. I look forward to answering any questions you may have in regard to taking lessons on a brass instrument.
I am playing second trombone with the Quad City Symphony in Davenport Iowa for the 2017-2018 season.
I teach private students of all ages in the studios at West Music location.
I teach undergraduate private trombone lessons, play in large ensembles, and coach chamber groups.
I am the second trombonist at Orchestra Iowa. I also play a lot of principal trombone, as well as euphonium and bass trumpet.
I substitute in the Waterloo Cedar Falls Symphony.
I frequently am called to substitute in the Dubuque Symphony in Dubuque, Iowa.
I was substitute 2nd trombone for the Raider's of the Lost Ark Movie in the Concert Hall series.
I performed tenor tuba with the Chicago Symphony on Janacek's Sinfonietta, Holt's Planets, and Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition playing the Bydlo tuba solo.
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My son is brand new to the trombone and Caleb has been great. My son is having fun which is all due to Caleb.
Knowledgeable, friendly easy to work with.