Juan Saldivar Jr
Austin, TX
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Juan Saldivar Jr

Juan S.

Austin, TX
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
As a trombonist, I have been playing my instrument for the past 16 years, as well as tuba, bass trombone and euphonium. I have had the opportunities to perform across the country and world with prestigious groups. Not only that, but have also been in the realms of music education, where I have been teaching music of all ages for the last 7 years. I taught privately in both New Mexico and Texas, and I have also been a band director teaching in Texas. I believe that every student has the potential to grow with the correct guidance and a great teacher-student relationship. If you are choosing to making music a hobby, that is okay, because these lessons will also build your life skill, such as responsibility, independence, and leadership. Those choosing to make music as a career, I will guide you to taking the correct path and aim to achieve your goals.

About Juan S.

Juan Saldivar Jr, a native to Laredo, Tx, he began his college education at Texas A&M University of Kingsville (TAMUK). Where he had received scholarship fund to attend the university. While at TAMUK, he spent his time studying both tenor and bass trombone under the tutelage of Dr. Oscar Diaz. He was part of the TAMUK Trombone Choir, which was and still is considered the largest trombone choir in South Texas Region. He was also part of the South Texas Trombone Sound, a trombone octet which would tour across Texas and perform in festivals and conferences like the Big 12 Trombone Conference. Being a part of these ensembles, Juan many opportunities perform across the United States and Europe. Along with the traveling, began teaching privately in order to spread the wisdom he gain from his undergraduate studies. Soon after, Juan continued his music studies and obtained his Master of Music from the University of New Mexico on a full ride scholarship. While attending the university, Juan has had the opportunity to teach and perform around the community. Where he spread his teaching philosophy, "Any individual can grow musically and grow as human being with the guidance of a caring teacher." Juan continues to enlighten individual of all ages with the joy of making and teaching music in Texas, by teaching privately and as a band director in the Austin Area.


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Megan C.
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My son, Jordan, really loves working with Juan! The amount of progress he's made in a short time is amazing and he's incredibly fun and patient for beginners!

Posted Oct 15, 2020

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Band Director
Aug 2019 - Present

IDEA Montopolis

As a the band director at IDEA Montopolis, I am in charge of grade levels 6th-12th. I teach music and theory in these classes.

Low Brass Private Instructor
Aug 2017 - Jun 2019

Young Musicians Initiative - New Mexico Philharmonic

The Young Musician Initiative is the NMPhil’s signature youth outreach, and the first and only El Sistema USA program in the state of New Mexico. YMI imparts life skills and builds character through participation in musical ensembles.

APS - Private Brass Instructor
Aug 2017 - Jun 2019

Albuquerque Public School

Taught Privately for six different schools. Taught tuba, euphonium and trombone.

Trombone and Bass Trombone Masterclasses
Jun 2018 - Jul 2018

Alexander High School

Provided clinicians for the Alexander High School. Working on all-state music, performance practices and fundamental playing techniques.

Lead Trombone
Jul 2012 - Jul 2018

Laredo Theater Guild

Lead trombonist of the Laredo Theater Guild Orchestra. Working in productions like Sound of Music, Annie, Hairspray, etc.


Master of Music in Performance
Aug 2017 - Jul 2019

University of New Mexico

Bachelors in Music Performance
Aug 2012 - May 2017

Texas A&M University - Kingsville



Fluent / Native Proficiency


Fluent / Native Proficiency


International Trombone Association
Aug 2012
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

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