- Teaches students:
- Ages 5+ and special needs
- Teaching since:
- June 2008
Meet John, the trombonist, bassist and world class music educator with extensive training from Los Angeles County High School for The Arts, Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz, Berklee College of Music and Onyx Productions. John is an expert on several topics, well networked and generous with his knowledge.
Compose/Arrange/Transcribe big band/small group scores for Ralph Peterson Jr.'s (Art Blakey, Michael Brecker, Charles Lloyd) record label.
Performing professionally since 2006
Tours to Paris, Panama City, NYC and Monterey (California) teaching grades K-undergrad with jazz legends such as Joe Lovano, Danilo Perez, John Pattituci, Adam Cruz, Ben Street and David Liebman.
Experience as one of Berklee's advanced ear training/harmony tutors for two years. I also taught a bit of Tonal Harmony and Counterpoint.
Tours to Anchorage (Alaska), Kansas City, Honolulu, Los Angeles, Washington D.C. and Seattle teaching jazz to students grades K-undergrad with jazz legends such as Bobby Watson, Antonio Hart and Lisa Henry
After going through the rigorous instruction of the 3rd best Music High School in the Country, declared by downbeat magazine, I was granted the certification joining the professional musician network.
The general purposes of the International Trombone Association shall be: To promote communications among trombonists around the world, to improve the artistic level of performance, teaching, and literature associated with the trombone family and to function as a clearing house for trombone-related ideas and information+ Read More
An instructor who is knowledgeable and connects well with his student. Exactly what one needs
John is careful about getting the basic skills mastered and his step by step instructions help greatly for beginners.
John is really generous with his vast knowledge in music and is very kind.
John was an excellent teacher. Right from the beginning he was prompt, accommodating, and professional. The lesson was great. His easy going, friendly manner makes you very comfortable. John was very knowledgable and talented.
I had a few questions that couldn't be answered in the lesson. John went the extra step over and above to have researched those questions and got in touch AFTER the lesson to answer them and provide additional videos to check out. Great experience!
John is awesome, patient and pays attention to detail. A skilled and knowledgeable dude. I highly recommend him.
John is one of the most gifted musicians I know. His ability to see music as an extension of his soul sets him apart from the herd. John helped with my breathing so I can last longer. I would recommend anyone to meet with john and take a lesson on anything musical. Love this guy!!!+ Read More
John is extremely versatile and talented, and his love for music is so obvious and inspiring. I went to him with what I thought was a solid foundation of knowledge but he brought so many new ideas to the table that I started thinking of music in a whole new-and positive- way. He is very personable and easy to work with, and he treats you with respect and focused attention to detail. Definitely try working with him, you won't regret it!+ Read More
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