Christopher Palmer

Christopher P.

Brooklyn, NY
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
In lessons we may work on developing areas such as sound quality, range, technique, reading, improvisation, and playing in different genres.
Whether music is your student's thing or they just want to expand their horizons and get involved, I believe it can be for anyone with the right mindset.

About Christopher P.

My name is Christopher P. and I am a graduate from Berklee College of Music with a Bachelor's in Film Scoring. I have been playing trombone since 2001 and have been composing and arranging music since my early high school years. I have had the privilege of playing with and writing for many different artists and ensembles with genres from classical and jazz to funk and salsa.

In addition to on my own, I currently teach at the Mind Builders School in The Bronx, with classes including Brass, Music Ensemble, and Music Theory. In October 2012 I began teaching trombone/brass and music theory at the King Philip Regional High School in Wrentham MA to students grades 4-12. Some of my students have entered into competitions and won awards/chairs due to their efforts and understanding of the techniques and skills I have taught them. There are few feelings as rewarding as hearing one's student develop and progress through their musical journey. Now that I live in New York I wish to continue to share my knowledge and passion with any student who hungers for music!

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Joe
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Chris was giving my child trombone lessons when we go to talking about some song lyrics I had written. Just for fun and because he LOVES composing music Chris eagerly took up my challenge to put music to the words. Now, instead of a bunch of verses I have a song and Chris deserves all the credit.

Posted Oct 29, 2015
Jim S.
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Chris was a terrific instructor in all respects. Assisted by his composition skills, he created an effective lesson plan that took me through a clear set of steps that allowed me to get where I wanted to go with this set of lessons. And he did so with enthusiasm. Highly recommended.

Posted Oct 26, 2015
Andrew Buckley

Chris was a truly great instructor and really helped me improve on the trombone, tuba, and euphonium. Not only was Chris a great teacher, but his lessons were a lot of fun. The lessons were key in getting me to the musician I am today. Chris gave me challenging music to play, but also gave fun music, such as movie themes. I highly recommend getting lessons from Chris, he is fun to play with and to learn from.

Posted Sep 21, 2015
Cathy O'Keeffe

My son took lessons from Chris for two years. Not only did his ability to play trombone and tuba improve significantly, but he truly enjoyed his lesson time. Chris has a wonderful ability to connect with kids (my son was in 7th and 8th grades) and to challenge them with music that interests them. Because of Chris, my son made the Southeastern Massachusetts District Jazz Band, a feat he would not have been able to accomplish with Chris' guidance. Chris helped to instill a lifelong love of music in my son, and to help him see that practicing can really pay off.

Posted Sep 21, 2015
Sally

My son took classes from Chris and I have never seen him more motivated and interested in lessons before. His skills as a trombonist improved significantly but he also become more invested as a musician in general.

Posted Sep 18, 2015
Sam Grant
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Chris is a fantastic instructor. Not only is he a great musician, he is fun to work with and learn from. Anyone would benefit from having him as a teacher, just like I have!

Posted Sep 18, 2015
Heather Boulger
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My daughter learned so much that year and he really helped develop her confidence as well by helping her perform more

Posted Sep 13, 2015

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Experience

Brass Lessons, Band Director, Theory Teacher
Sep 2018 - Present

Mind Builders Creative Arts Center

Teach all brass instruments to grade school students. Direct the school big band and prepare the students for concerts and competitions. Teach Music Theory class to students Ages 4 - about 70 where we learn everything from the notes on the staff to creating our own pieces of music following rules.

Trombone Teacher
Oct 2012 - May 2014

King Philip Regional High School

Taught students grades 4-12 low brass lessons. Worked on music theory and writing skills as well. Ran group sessions, master classes, and provided counseling when necessary.

Education

Bachelor's Degree in Film Scoring/Minor in Video Game Scoring
Sep 2009 - May 2013

Berklee College of Music

High School Diploma
Sep 2005 - Jun 2009

King Philip Regional

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Japanese

Limited Proficiency

Spanish

Limited Proficiency

Awards

Most Outstanding Trombonist
May 2007

Essentially Ellington

Affiliations

National Honors Society
Sep 2006
The National Honor Society (NHS) is the nation's premier organization established to recognize outstanding high school students. More than just an honor roll, NHS serves to honor those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, leadership, service, and character. These characteristics have been associated with membership in the organization since its beginning in 1921.

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