- Levels Taught:
- Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
- Teaches students:
- Ages 5+
- Teaching since:
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.
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.+ Read More
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.+ Read More
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.
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%!!!
Very friendly and talented! A great teacher with years and years of experience! Learned a ton! Thank you, Hayden!