I am a professional trombonist. I have been Professor of Trombone and Euphonium at Muskingum University since 2013. I have also taught collegiality at Ohio State University and Ohio Wesleyan University, where I taught trombone, euphonium, and tuba. In addition to teaching at the college level, I have five years of public school experience. I am comfortable teaching beginnings, intermediate, and advanced students. I also have experience teaching special needs students.
As a performer, I have played with many top orchestras in the US, including the Buffalo Philharmonic, Columbus Symphony, Wheeling Symphony, Mobile Symphony, and many more. I have also performed at the International Trombone Festival as a soloist and chamber musician.
As a teacher, it is my goal for the student to improve in each lessons. I will provide specific goals and instruction in each lesson. Materials will be assigned for the student to practice throughout the week. I am a patient teacher and care about the development of each of my students.
During the course of taking lessons, we will work on tone production, breathing, technique, articulation, phrasing, musicality, posture, and more.
Teaches students 5 and up
Teaching since 2008
When I first met Lucas, I had been referred to him by my first instructor who had taken a job in Texas. I was 75 years old and, after not playing the trombone for 50+ years, had stated playing the trombone again two years after retiring. Lucas was in his final two years of his PhD training at OSU.
Lucas is a very accomplished trombonist whom I heard at several recitals. However, he was always patient and kind with me but also expected me to appreciate the importance of tone, slide position, rhythm, tempo, dynamics,etc.
Lucas helped me feel comfortable playing in a local community band but also willing to try more challenging pieces of music.
In the spring of last year, OSU would not let Lucas teach any non-OSU student, so I had to terminate my time with him. A sad time for me.
Lucas is a highly knowledgeable teacher with great attention to detail. His instruction pushed me to become a more musical and technically proficient trombone player.
Lucas is a fantastic instructor and even more importantly a fantastic performer. He brings a great personality and well-paced instruction to his lessons. It is often difficult to find someone who can teach both tenor and bass trombone at a high level. However, with his unique background on both instruments, Lucas is well equipped in the instruction of both. He is great at listening to your playing and pinpointing exercises that can help you grow in the weaker areas of your performance. This paired with his extensive career as a performer gives each student the opportunity to gain skills from every angle of trombone performance.Show More
Dr. Kaspar is a teacher who teaches to the student which creates a productive session. Dr. Kaspar will challenge his students to achieve greater things than they may be capable of, but will not be demanding about it and will rather encourage the student to keep trying and not give up. I have been taking lessons with Dr. Kaspar for 3 years now and I hope to continue to do so into my professional career.Show More
I was lucky enough to have Dr. Kaspar as my private trombone instructor for 5 years. Through this time I learned very much through our lessons and learned how to become very independent in my practicing habits. I would highly recommend Dr. Lucas Kaspar to anyone looking for trombone lessons who is really serious about getting better at their instrument.Show More
- Levels Taught:
- Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I have over ten years of experience teaching brass instruments. I have taught brass at the collegiate level for six years and the K-12 level for five years. I received my Doctorate in Musical Arts degree in Trombone in 2018.
I have a passion for playing and teaching all brass instruments.
I have played in many top orchestras and ensembles throughout the US.
All ages welcome. Lessons are customized and catered to the needs/goals of each student.
Professor of Trombone and Euphonium- Muskingum University, New Concord OH
Coshocton City Schools
K-6 Music Teacher 5th/6th Grade Band, Asst. High School Band
Ohio Wesleyan University
Professor of Low Brass- Trombone, Euphonium, Tuba
The Ohio State University
University of Alabama
Fluent / Native Proficiency
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