Christian Riesebieter

Christian R.

Suffern, NY
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Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
Take lessons with a experienced teacher that actively performs and teaches. What makes me a good teacher is the fact that I struggled during the first few years that I started playing. I had a work through those struggles in order to become the musician I am today, so I know how to break things down and to cater lessons to each individual student. There is no cookie cutter method for all, we each have our own issues to work on. Some naturally gifted teachers will just tell you to play something and make it work...but since I had to work hard to become successful, I can use what I learned to help you to achieve success. I will help you to build a strong fundamental base and to turn your weaknesses into strengths! Whether you are preparing for school band or ensemble, for honor band auditions, college auditions, or solo and ensemble festivals, I would be happy to help you to become the musician that you want to become.
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Christian delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+

Teaching since:

I've been playing brass for over 20 years, and have been teaching for about 20 years as well. I am married, have two young children and two cats. I'm so blessed to have had the opportunities to perform and travel as a musician, and I wouldn't have made it to this point with out the Lord's blessing and without people in my live teaching me, mentoring me, and supporting me. It took a lot of work to get to this point, and if you work hard you can get there too. We all start in the same place, which is, knowing nothing, and we go from there! I would be happy to help you to get there as well.

Currently, I perform as the principal euphonium with the 40th Infantry Division Band of the Army National Guard, the principal euphonium of the Southern California Brass Consortium, and the principal euphonium with the Salvation Army's Western Territory Staff Band. I also play with my church brass band at the Salvation Army!

I have experience performing as a soloist in San Diego, Los Angeles, Boston, San Francisco, Las Vegas, New Jersey, Atlanta, Seattle, Norway, United Kingdom and most recently Angola. I've also performed in Alaska, Arizona, Denver, New York, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, Canada, Mexico, Brazil and Germany. I enjoy playing in almost any medium from Brass Band, Wind Ensemble, Orchestra, Big Band, and even Bavarian Octoberfest Bands. I've also been known to play a little valve trombone in contemporary worship bands, but don't tell any slide trombone players that because they tend to get jealous!

I have a passion for helping people grow and improve as musicians, whether you are 8 years old or 80 years old, or any age. We can all improve and grow!

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Worship Arts Director
Jul 2012 - Present
The Salvation Army

Coordinate and teach Worship Arts Classes.
Coordinate and teach private music lessons.

Mar 2010 - Present
Army National Guard

Perform with the Army National Guard Band

Music Education Coordinator
Nov 2010 - Jul 2012
The Salvation Army

Coordinate and teaching private and group brass lessons around the Seattle Metro area.


Master of Music in Performance
Sep 2013 - May 2016
Azusa Pacific University
Bachelor of Music
Sep 2006 - May 2009
The Boston Conservatory


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Completion of the Reserve Component Basic Music Course
Sep 2010
United States Army School of Music


Full Tuition Scholarship
Sep 2013
Azusa Pacific University

Photos & Videos

Speaking between pieces at my graduate recital.

About to play the duet "Cousins" by H.L. Clarke with my buddy Aaron on July 4, 2017.

Playing principal euphonium with the Western Territory Staff Band.

Getting ready with play at the Beverly Hills Synagogue with the Army National Guard Band and IDF Choir.

Almost finished with my graduate recital!

Conducting the brass band on Easter Sunday!

Master's Recital!

Getting ready to play for the soldier/airman of the year banquet.

Performing the solo "When I Remember" in Angola!
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4 Reviews

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Antonin Nov 22, 2017
Euphonium · Online

Christian is a wonderful teacher. Very understanding and patient with our son who is just starting out. Highly recommend!

Christopher K. Sep 22, 2017
Trombone · In home

Would recommend Christian! Has lots of experience and is very patient.

Aaron Jul 13, 2017
Euphonium · In home

Christian is a patient teacher with great technical skills and even better teaching skills. He is a soldier in the Army National Guard and has taught many students as well as internationally with musical outreach. He is an awesome teacher!

Kenneth Jul 13, 2017
Bass Trombone · In studio

Christian is a great instructor!

He is patient and he is very thorough. He'll make sure you learn something new every lesson and he will ensure your growth as a musician. Along with teaching me how to play through difficult passages in my music he also taught me breathing techniques, tone quality, and many other great skills! Thanks to him, I was able to win a soloist competition with my bass trombone!

If you ever have a chance, take lessons with Christian and you will not be disappointed!

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