Hayden Mapel

Hayden M.

Miami, FL
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Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
As a teacher, I want to inspire passion. The trombone is my passion and I want to share it with you. Music is about creativity and expression and I want to help every one of my students experience this. I cater all my lessons to the student, but also want to help students establish a strong grasp of the fundamentals of music and the trombone. I hold a Master of Music in Studio Music and Jazz Trombone from the University of Miami, have worked in a variety of settings and styles, have been teaching for over 5 years, and can't wait to share my experiences with you!
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Hayden delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+

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My name is Hayden and I am a professional trombonist, composer, arranger, and educator in South Florida. I just finished touring the U.S., Canada, and Japan with the World-Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra, and now I want to impart the lessons I learned on the road with you. Before Glenn Miller, I completed a Masters Degree in Studio Music and Jazz Trombone Performance from the University of Miami and received a Bachelor of Music from the University of North Texas in Jazz Trombone Performance. I have been teaching private music lessons for the last four years and I have given public music clinics throughout the United States and Japan.

The goal of my lessons is to help students enjoy and understand music in a deeper way. 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 utilizing techniques from the history of music education to improve fundamentals.

As a professional musician, I perform a huge variety of styles for many occasions. As a former member of the Glenn Miller Orchestra, I am well-versed in traditional and modern jazz styles and improvisation as well as general performance techniques. I have also performed Afro-Cuban, Brazilian, and funk styles on many occasions. 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 these experiences to expose students to a wide variety of musical possibilities and techniques to further their journey as musicians.

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2nd Trombonist
Jan 2018 - Mar 2019
The World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra

I toured the United States, Canada, and Japan performing the original music of the Glenn Miller Orchestra for thousands of audience members at major performance halls and dances. I also led music clinics for middle and high school students in the U.S. and Japan as a part of the band.

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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


Limited Proficiency

Photos & Videos

Teaching a master class in Wadsworth, OH.

Performing with the Glenn Miller Orchestra

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

Photo by Hayden M.

Slide Hampton's arrangement of "What's New?" from my Master Recital. March 30th, 2017.
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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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