Hayden Mapel

Hayden M.

Miami, FL

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

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I am a professional trombonist, composer, arranger, and teacher in South Florida. I graduated from the University of Miami with a Masters Degree in Studio Music and Jazz Trombone Performance and received a Bachelor of Music from the University of North Texas in Jazz Trombone Performance.

The goal of my lessons is to help students enjoy music. Through listening, singing, clapping, and playing, I take students through material that we both like and help them expand their abilities and understanding. I cater my material to each person's needs while including techniques to improve fundamentals.

As a professional musician, I perform a huge variety of styles for many occasions. As a college student, I studied traditional and modern jazz styles as well as Afro-Cuban and Brazilain genres. Between degrees, I performed on the cruise ships of Royal Caribbean and Celebrity Cruise Lines around the world for thousands of guests. During this time, I developed an understanding of classic Motown, Pop, R&B, Broadway Musical, and Rock styles. I was a member of the award-winning Bad Cactus Brass Band in my hometown of Phoenix, AZ and a member of the Los Wedos Salsa band in Denton, TX. I use all this experience to expose students to a wide variety of musical possibilities and techniques to further their musical journey.

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Orchestra Trombonist
Aug 2013 - Jul 2015
Royal Caribbean and Celebrity Cruise Lines

Traveled the world playing Broadway-style shows, backing up headline performers, and performing lounge sets. Completed two seven month contracts and one three month contract. Traveled to Alaska, Canada, Hawaii, Indonesia, Australia, New Zealand, the Bahamas, Mexico, Russia, Denmark, Iceland, Sweden, and England, and more.

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Dec 2014 - Jun 2015
Bad Cactus Brass Band

Member of award-winning Phoenix, AZ brass band. Performed at festivals across the state, appeared on a Southwest Airlines TV commercial, as well as corporate and private engagements.


Master of Music in Studio Music and Jazz Trombone Performance
Aug 2015 - May 2017
University of Miami
Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies Trombone Performance
Aug 2008 - May 2013
University of North Texas

Photos & Videos

My original composition, "Funky Flame," from my Master Recital. March 30th, 2017.
My original composition, "Kozmoz," from my Master Recital. March 30th, 2017
Photo by Hayden M.

Photo by Hayden M.

Photo by Hayden M.

Photo by Hayden M.
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Daniela Jun 11, 2017
Trombone · In home

Hayden has been teaching private Trombone lessons to my 13th year old son for over a year now. Hayden is organized and reliable; he is always on time, and has helped my son sound great. Hayden is passionate about Jazz, and knowledgeable. My son enjoys having a teacher that is as passionate as he is, and younger that the usual Trombone teachers we have found. :-)
Hayden has prepared my son for All State competitions, and for many concerts with his school and/or the jazz band my son performs outside of school. I recommend Hayden 100%!!!

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Tracy Jun 10, 2017
Trombone · In home

Very friendly and talented! A great teacher with years and years of experience! Learned a ton! Thank you, Hayden!

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