Esther Armendariz

Esther A.

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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I have over 10 years experience as a performer in orchestras, musical pits and chamber groups, and four years teaching trombone and euphonium extensively, at all levels. I have had students be accepted into California All-State bands, university music programs and Interlochen Summer Arts Academy. I have started students on the instrument, and give clear and effective feedback for students at all levels.

About Esther A.

I current hold a studio of 16 private trombone and euphonium students. I teach introductory to advanced lessons, and have had private students accepted to the Interlochen Summer Academy, university music programs, and California All-State Honor Bands. Your lessons with me will focus on integrating music and technique. You will learn fundamentals of playing a brass instrument, phrasing, music theory, and how to recreate your achievements in lessons while practicing on your own. I am principal trombone with the Santa Cruz Symphony and second trombonist for the Stockton Symphony and Symphony Silicon Valley. I have performed with the San Francisco Symphony, San Francisco Opera, SF Ballet, Colorado Symphony and the Jalisco Philharmonic, among others. In 2016, I finished a one-year position as Associate Principal and 2nd trombone with the Colorado Springs Philharmonic.


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Trombone Coach
Aug 2019 - Present

SF Symphony Music and Mentors

Trombone/Brass Coach. Leading sectional coachings in SFUSD schools

2nd Trombone
Oct 2018 - Present

Symphony Silicon Vally

Trombone and Euphonium Instructor
Oct 2018 - Present

James Logan High School

Trombone and Euphonium Private Lessons Instructor

Jul 2018 - Present

Brass Over Bridges

Founder, trombonist and administrator for brass quintet, performing traditional and educational concerts, and holding masterclasses.

Principal Trombone
Sep 2017 - Present

Santa Cruz Symphony

2nd Trombone
Sep 2016 - Present

Stockton Symphony

Brass Coach
Jul 2018 - Aug 2018

University of the Pacific Summer Music Camp

Teaching masterclasses, brass ensemble classes, brass chamber classes, and performing on faculty recitals.

Trombone Coach
Oct 2016 - Jun 2018

Young Musicians Choral Orchestra

Teaching private trombone lessons


Master of Music, Trombone Performance
Sep 2013 - May 2015

San Francisco Conservatory of Music

Bachelor of Music, Trombone Performance
Aug 2009 - May 2013

University of Southern California



Fluent / Native Proficiency

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