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Holly S.
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Trombone is, and should be, FUN. It's my main instrument, and I have 20 years of experience: both my Bachelor's and my Postgraduate Diploma are in Trombone Performance. If you want someone who knows the instrument inside and out, who can help you with intricate technical issues, and who is well acquainted with trombone repertoire and how our instrument is used in different styles and ensembles, I've got the knowledge and the skills -- and I'll do it all in a way that helps you LOVE playing.
About Holly S.

My 20 years of musical experience taught me that JOY is as important as knowledge and technique. We'll pursue a learning trajectory that suits you and your goals (large or small!), all while providing you with the encouragement to enjoy the process as well as the results. My teaching style is dynamic and positive; I want you to look forward to your lessons. And I have both the teaching and performing chops to challenge you and impart some serious skills. I have my Bachelor of Music from the Peabody Conservatory and a Postgraduate Diploma in Trombone Performance from the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, England. I've taught a wide range of students -- from children who've never before picked up an instrument, to accomplished high schoolers, to adults who've always wanted to learn and finally have the freedom to do so. I enjoy helping people as much as I enjoy performing, and I'd love the chance to inspire and encourage you however I can. (My recommendation for young, beginning students is half-hour, weekly lessons. This gives us the opportunity for regular check-ins, without overwhelming them with too much information at once.)

Levels taught

Teaches all skill levels

Teaching since

Teaching since 1999

Education

Postgraduate Diploma, Trombone Performance

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Teaches ages 9+

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Holly S.
Teaches Online
Student Favorite
Student Favorite
Fall in Love with the Trombone with Master Lessons from a Certified Pro
Student Favorite
Student Favorite
Trombone is, and should be, FUN. It's my main instrument, and I have 20 years of experience: both my Bachelor's and my Postgraduate Diploma are in Trombone Performance. If you want someone who knows the instrument inside and out, who can help you with intricate technical issues, and who is well acquainted with trombone repertoire and how our instrument is used in different styles and ensembles, I've got the knowledge and the skills -- and I'll do it all in a way that helps you LOVE playing.
About Holly S.

My 20 years of musical experience taught me that JOY is as important as knowledge and technique. We'll pursue a learning trajectory that suits you and your goals (large or small!), all while providing you with the encouragement to enjoy the process as well as the results. My teaching style is dynamic and positive; I want you to look forward to your lessons. And I have both the teaching and performing chops to challenge you and impart some serious skills. I have my Bachelor of Music from the Peabody Conservatory and a Postgraduate Diploma in Trombone Performance from the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, England. I've taught a wide range of students -- from children who've never before picked up an instrument, to accomplished high schoolers, to adults who've always wanted to learn and finally have the freedom to do so. I enjoy helping people as much as I enjoy performing, and I'd love the chance to inspire and encourage you however I can. (My recommendation for young, beginning students is half-hour, weekly lessons. This gives us the opportunity for regular check-ins, without overwhelming them with too much information at once.)

Levels taught

Teaches all skill levels

Teaching since

Teaching since 1999

Education

Postgraduate Diploma, Trombone Performance

Teaches ages +

Teaches ages 9+

Speaks

Speaks English

Speaks

Has background check

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great communicator, smart ideas, very understanding, excellent listening skills, and advanced skill set with top value for money and time.

Posted Jan 14, 2022
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Holly is the BEST! Patient, informative, and so encouraging. We can't recommend her enough.

Posted Dec 2, 2021
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Great first lesson! Erin was very happy and looking forward to next week.

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Private Music Teacher
Jan 1999 - Present
Self-Employed & The Alexander School
Helped students of all ages and levels of experience to develop technically, musically, and personally. Specialized in students who needed patience, non-judgment, and encouragement. I continue to be proud of the fact that my students ended up proud of *themselves*.
Professional Freelance Trombone Player
Nov 2000 - Dec 2004
Self-Employed
Played nearly every genre of music: orchestral, brass quintet, big band, party/dance band, early music (Medieval/Renaissance/Baroque) -- all at a professional level. Managed all the "ins and outs" of a one-woman business.
Postgraduate Diploma, Trombone Performance
Sep 1997 - Jun 1999
Royal Northern College of Music -- Manchester, UK
Bachelor of Music, Trombone Performance
Aug 1993 - May 1997
Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University
English
Fluent/ Native Proficiency

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Trombone
Teaches Online
Teaches Online
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T
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Times are shown in your local timezone (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Pricing
30 minutes
$35
45 minutes
$50
60 minutes
$65
New Student Special
First 3 lessons
$30
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