Daniel Nakazono

Daniel N.

Long Beach, CA
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Daniel delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
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I have been playing trombone for nearly nine years and am a trombone performance major at the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music, at CSU Long Beach; I am a student of Steve Trapani.

I have been a member of the El Paso Symphony Youth Orchestra in El Paso, Texas and am currently a member in many other large ensembles including: The Bob Cole Wind Symphony, The Bob Cole Conservatory Symphony, and the Orange County Youth Symphony. I have also earned sub positions at the American Youth Orchestra, and YMF's Debut Chamber Orchestra.

I have studied with many professional musicians, including: Steven Trapani, Michael Hoffman, Jeremy Wilson, William Booth, Robert Frear, Robert Cowan, and Joel Chavaria.

I have also attended masterclasses with Timothy Higgins, Ian Bousfield, Sergio Carolino, Jeremy Wilson, Megumi Kanda, Douglas Yeo, James Miller, Alex Iles, David Rejano Cantero, John Lofton, Randall Hawes, Michael Roylance, Robert Frear, David Cooper, Sean Reusch, Kyle Covington, Julie Landsman, Jen Baker, David Vining, Seth Vatt, Andrew Glendening, Scott Sutherland, and Gene Pokorny.

Another educational experience that I attribute to my growth as a musician took place during the summers that I attended high school, I marched Baritone and Euphonium for four seasons with, The Mandarins Drum and Bugle Corps, from Sacramento, California. The Mandarins are a World Class marching ensemble that competes in the Drum Corps International organization.

My pedagogy and philosophy is a mix of all the wisdom that I have acquired from all of these amazing musicians, and I want to share as much of it as I can with my students.

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Assistant Principal, Trombone
Aug 2017 - Present
Orange County Youth Symphony


Bachelor of Music- Trombone Performance
Jul 2016 - Present
California State University, Long Beach


Fluent / Native Proficiency


John Philip Sousa Band Award
Jun 2016
Bruce Beach, Band Director of Franklin High School Bands; El Paso, TX

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Rachel T. Jan 17, 2018
Trombone · In studio

Daniel is a very enthusiastic teacher! His love for knowledge and sharing what he loves with others makes him a great choice for any student who wants to feel driven to succeed in music. Daniel is a fantastic musician and person!

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