David Roode
Covington, KY
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David Roode

David R.

Covington, KY
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Teaching Locations:
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
I am a professional orchestral trombonist and I have been an active brass teacher for almost twenty years. I have played in orchestras across the USA and Europe, including the Cincinnati Symphony, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Scottish Chamber Orchestra and many more.

I aim to give my students a solid understanding of the technical skills required to play a brass instrument, and to share with them the musical knowledge I have gained from studying with some of the best brass teachers in the world.

About David R.

I'm an experienced brass teacher with almost twenty years teaching and performing experience. I perform frequently with orchestras such as the Cincinnati Symphony, Columbus Symphony, the Charleston Symphony and I am a member of both the Carmel Symphony Orchestra and Des Moines Metro Opera.

I'm currently accepting students in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky as well as online lessons. Feel free to contact me if you have any specific questions about lesson content, my teaching approach or anything else. Thanks!

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Beck
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My son is a newbie at trumpet and taking online lessons. David is very knowledgeable, patient, and friendly and was happy to answer any questions that my son or myself had to ask. I was pleasantly surprised that the online lessons were as effective as an in person lesson. David is a great teacher!

Posted Nov 25, 2020
Jessica
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Posted Nov 23, 2020
David C.
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Posted Nov 7, 2020
Julie S.
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Dave, is very good at explaining the concepts and techniques needed to become a better player

Posted Nov 7, 2020
Cora S.
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Very patient and creative in teaching young beginners.

Posted Nov 4, 2020
Cora S.
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Posted Oct 28, 2020
Mikel S.
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Very good cadence with my kid, nice teaching style.

Posted Oct 23, 2020
Lesia
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Posted Oct 20, 2020
Nicola
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My son enjoyed his lessons with David. He was very patient and helpful.

Posted Oct 20, 2020
Ty
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Very nice and knowledgeable teacher and my son is enjoying his lessons.

Posted Oct 14, 2020
Zachary P.
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So far it was a great lesson!

Posted Sep 22, 2020
Ander
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David helps me work out problems that I have with trombone. He's nice and patient.

Posted Sep 22, 2020
Jeff
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Posted Sep 21, 2020
Rina
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Posted Sep 16, 2020
Manjusha
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He is epic!

Posted Sep 14, 2020
Suryansh
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He taught me a note in 2 lessons, 1 hour.

Posted Sep 9, 2020
Demetres
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Posted Sep 2, 2020
Alex
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So far great start for the first lesson.

Posted Sep 2, 2020
Andrew Branch
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Posted Aug 25, 2020
Julie S.
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Dave is excellent at explaining the concepts and then using them in playing the horn.

Posted Jul 26, 2020
Reece P.
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Very easy to understand and is very patient and helpful

Posted Jul 17, 2020
Ngozi
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Posted Jul 8, 2020
Amanda
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Posted Jul 7, 2020
Bethany N.
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Posted Jul 6, 2020
Jennifer G.
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Posted Jul 6, 2020
Earl S.
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Posted Jul 6, 2020
Christina
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Posted Jul 4, 2020
Max
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Very encouraging and positive! Looking forward to future lessons.

Posted Jul 2, 2020
Tomoko K.
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Posted Jul 1, 2020
Lucas
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Great attention to detail

Posted Jul 1, 2020
Julie S.
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David is extremely helpful and knowledgable

Posted Jun 27, 2020
Aiden
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Offers technique suggestions, good assessment on my son’s ability & how he can improve and worked well with my son to keep him engaged during the lesson.

Posted Jun 6, 2020
Sam
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Provided great tips and feedback

Posted May 22, 2020
Nate
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He gave my son great tips for better performance

Posted May 22, 2020
Trevor W.
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David is very knowledgeable with how to teach and how to build self esteem. With after just a few lessons he’s already sounding much better.

Posted May 7, 2020
Miriam
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Excellent class. In 30 minutes my daughter has already had issues taken care of. Looking forward to more!

Posted Sep 18, 2019
Eli
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My son likes the lesson and how David chunks the music. He was very prepared, contacted me before the lesson to ask questions and to make it a great experience for my son.

Posted Sep 5, 2019
Marcus K.
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David has the right balance of patience, enthusiasm, and knowledge for teaching youth. I also really appreciate the encouragement he gives my son during his sessions.

Posted Aug 19, 2019
Bill P.
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Lesson was just what I needed to get started

Posted Aug 6, 2019
Peter U.
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David gave my son a lot of insightful comments.

Posted Jun 17, 2019
Emaan
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My son LOVED his first lesson and is so eager about the next! He learned a lot of useful and helpful information that excited him about his instrument ...David is amazing !!

Posted Mar 16, 2019
Tommy
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Great teacher. Listens well and knows how to help.

Posted Jun 15, 2018
Logan
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Great instructor for my 11 year old. Thanks!

Posted Jun 8, 2018
Robert
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David is great!

Posted Jun 7, 2018
Roshan V.
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Very good. Our kid got right help and input. Instructor was awesome and served purpose.

Posted May 6, 2018
Michael
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Great ability to help the beginner student understand how to improve

Posted Mar 19, 2018
Brogan
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David helps a lot. My playing has been getting better every week.

Posted Nov 26, 2017
Natalie
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David was very knowledgeable and patient with my 4th grader during her first lesson. She is excited to continue her lessons! Highly recommend David!

Posted May 15, 2017

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Experience

Brass Tutor
Jan 2010 - Jun 2014

Ealing Music Service

I was the leading bras tutor for the Ealing Music Service, in London, UK. While at EMS I taught all brass instruments in individual, small group and classroom settings.

Education

PG Diploma, Music
Sep 2007 - Jun 2008

Royal Academy of Music, London, UK

BA Trombone Performance
Sep 1998 - Jun 2001

Duquesne University

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

German

Limited Proficiency

Affiliations

American Federation of Musicians
May 2016
A labor union representing professional musicians in the United States and Canada. Founding in 1896 as the successor to the "National League of Musicians," the AFM is the largest organization in the world representing the interests of professional musicians.

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