Dustin Grimes

Dustin G.

Pittsburgh, PA
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Lesson Details

Music Theory

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I have a deep understanding of music theory and have taken courses in music theory, composition, form/analysis as well as other advanced music theory courses. I want to help my students develop a greater understanding of how music works.
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Dustin teaches



Dustin delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+

Teaching since:

Mr.Dustin is a freelance bass trombonist and professional musician in the Dallas-Fort Worth Area. Dustin holds a bachelor’s Degree in music performance from Texas Christian University and has performed with Center Stage Brass, The Brass Roots, and The Balcony Big Band. Dustin leads an active and versatile freelance career playing in ensembles of a wide range including orchestral settings as well as jazz and commercial settings while also running his own private lesson studio.

Dustin has a background check from Pittsburgh and is certified to work with students at the Carnegie Mellon University Preparatory school!


Graduate Assistant
Aug 2017 - Present
Carnegie Mellon University

Studying music at CMU in addition to assisting with the Preparatory School within the College of Fine Arts

Principal Bass Trombone/Musician
Apr 2015 - Present
Christ Chapel Bible Church

Perform a wide variety of musical styles and settings for the Church!


Masters in Music
Aug 2017 - Present
Carnegie Mellon University
BM in Music
Aug 2015 - May 2017
Texas Christian University


Fluent / Native Proficiency
Limited Proficiency


2017 Burke and Bagley Award Winner
Mar 2017
Burke and Bagley
Louis Armstrong Jazz Award
May 2013
Flower Mound High School


Texas Music Educators Association
Aug 2016

Begun in 1920 as the Texas Band Teachers Association, the Texas Music Educators Association is an organization of over 10,000 school music educators dedicated to promoting excellence in music education. TMEA is comprised of five divisions: Band, Orchestra, Vocal, Elementary and College. On behalf of its members and Texas schoolchildren, TMEA carefully monitors the actions of all state decision-making bodies on issues affecting fine arts instruction in Texas. In addition to many member benefits, TMEA offers professional development opportunities for its members with Region workshops and especially with its annual Clinic/Convention. TMEA supports the future of music education by offering scholarships to music education majors and by sponsoring the Texas Future Music Educators, an organization through which high school students interested in careers in music education learn more about what to expect in their college education and future careers.

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Kappa Kappa Psi
May 2014

Founded on the campus of Oklahoma State University on November 27, 1919, Kappa Kappa Psi is a guiding light with which band students can grow, learn, and develop themselves and their band programs. Kappa Kappa Psi is an organization of opportunity and quality, brimming with historic, well-developed leadership and membership programming that students use to become great leaders, better band members and better adapted young adults prepared for what lies ahead of them.

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Photos & Videos

Welcome to Dustin Grimes Private Lesson Studio!
Me with Mike Garson, former piano player with David Bowie!

Photo of me!


1 Review

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Jude M. Jun 22, 2018
Trombone · In studio

Dustin was Fantastic! Could hear an immediate improvement with a cleaner sound of my son's playing. Dustin is calm and easy going but still addressed the issues my son was having in a positive and relatable manner.
So excited that we are able to have Dustin tutor my son for the trombone.
Monica Disbrow

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