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Jim L.
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Learn trombone from a professional with experience on Broadway, Cirque du Soleil, Disney and Blast!
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Whether your goal is to ace an audition, work on sight reading, improve your ears, strengthen your rhythm, learn your favorite song, improvise, or create your own music, I can help. With a bachelor’s degree in music education and a master’s degree in jazz, I can help you understand theory and suggest listening resources. My experience as a pro musician for over 20 years has given me a unique perspective that will enrich your musical journey. If you’re interested in learning music production or creating videos, I can help you there too. (Find me on YouTube for some examples) I look forward to enriching your musical experience! Rule #1: MUSIC IS FUN!!
About Jim L.

I make music with my trombones, bass, and keyboards in the greater NYC area. I compose and produce music for a wide variety of clients around the world, and for my YouTube channel, Twitch livestream, and other outlets. Originally from central Michigan, I’ve worked on stages, in recording studios, and in broadcast media in dozens of cities around the world including London, Paris, Tokyo, Los Angeles, and of course New York. My credits include Cirque du Soleil, Disney, and the TONY® and EMMY® award-winning production "Blast!" My musical journey began when I was 4 years old with my first piano lesson. I love to make music that helps to tell a story, to stir emotions, and to bring a little bit more beauty into our world. I hope to help you make music that enriches your life and the lives of the people around you! I earned a master's degree in jazz studies at the University of Southern California while serving as a teaching assistant. I also earned a bachelor's degree in music education from Central Michigan University.

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Jim L.
Teaches Online
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Learn trombone from a professional with experience on Broadway, Cirque du Soleil, Disney and Blast!
Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Whether your goal is to ace an audition, work on sight reading, improve your ears, strengthen your rhythm, learn your favorite song, improvise, or create your own music, I can help. With a bachelor’s degree in music education and a master’s degree in jazz, I can help you understand theory and suggest listening resources. My experience as a pro musician for over 20 years has given me a unique perspective that will enrich your musical journey. If you’re interested in learning music production or creating videos, I can help you there too. (Find me on YouTube for some examples) I look forward to enriching your musical experience! Rule #1: MUSIC IS FUN!!
About Jim L.

I make music with my trombones, bass, and keyboards in the greater NYC area. I compose and produce music for a wide variety of clients around the world, and for my YouTube channel, Twitch livestream, and other outlets. Originally from central Michigan, I’ve worked on stages, in recording studios, and in broadcast media in dozens of cities around the world including London, Paris, Tokyo, Los Angeles, and of course New York. My credits include Cirque du Soleil, Disney, and the TONY® and EMMY® award-winning production "Blast!" My musical journey began when I was 4 years old with my first piano lesson. I love to make music that helps to tell a story, to stir emotions, and to bring a little bit more beauty into our world. I hope to help you make music that enriches your life and the lives of the people around you! I earned a master's degree in jazz studies at the University of Southern California while serving as a teaching assistant. I also earned a bachelor's degree in music education from Central Michigan University.

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Mr. Jim Lutz taught with me at a music school in Grand Rapids Michigan. This teacher is the whole package - Jim has the warm and patient personality of a caring educator on top of the technical knowledge, experience and world class skills of a professional performer. You simply would not be able to find a better instructor for a beginner, intermediate or advanced student of music. Well worth your time to reach out to Jim and study with the best. Very tech skilled - his virtual lessons would be just as valuable as in-person so I encourage any prospective student to take advantage of the opportunity to study with this first rate teacher and professional artist. Feel free to contact me with any question.

Posted Jan 3, 2022
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Freelance composer, producer, musician, greater NYC
Apr 2017 - Present
Jim L. Music
Ableton Designer/Operator - Twas The Night Before
Oct 2019 - Jan 2020
Cirque du Soleil
Associate Music Supervisor - Paramour das Musical (Hamburg, Germany)
Feb 2019 - Apr 2019
Cirque du Soleil
Associate Conductor/Trombones - Paramour on Broadway
Mar 2016 - Apr 2017
Cirque du Soleil
Bandleader, Trombones, Keyboards, Ableton, and Sound Effects - Kooza World Tour
Jan 2007 - Feb 2015
Cirque du Soleil
Freelance composer and musician, greater Los Angeles
Aug 2003 - Dec 2006
Jim L. Music
Lead/Solo Trombone, Baritone, Didgeridoo, and Vocals
Mar 2001 - Aug 2003
Blast! on Tour
Freelance musician, Walt Disney World and Central Florida
May 2000 - Mar 2001
Jim L. Music
Master's Degree - Jazz Studies
Aug 2003 - May 2005
University of Southern California
Bachelor's Degree - Music Education
Aug 1996 - May 2000
Central Michigan University
French
Limited Proficiency
German
Professional Proficiency
American Federation of Musicians
Apr 2000
A labor union representing professional musicians in the United States and Canada. Founding in 1896 as the successor to the "National League of Musicians," the AFM is the largest organization in the world representing the interests of professional musicians.
Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity of America
Aug 1997
Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity of America (also known as Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, Phi Mu Alpha, or simply Sinfonia) is an American collegiate social[1] fraternity for men with a special interest in music. The fraternity is open to men "who, through a love for music, can assist in the fulfillment of [its] Object and ideals either by adopting music as a profession, or by working to advance the cause of music in America."

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