Masaki Kleinkopf

Masaki K.

Los Angeles, CA
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
My goal is to get students interested and excited about playing the trombone. While technique and fundamentals are important I consider those tools to make playing music through the trombone more fun and rewarding.

About Masaki K.

I am a professional trombonist, composer and educator in the Denver/Boulder area. I graduated from CU-Boulder in 2017 after studying with Paul McKee in the Thompson Jazz Studies Program. I am most interested in jazz and improvised music and I have performed at numerous clubs and venues in the area, and around the world. In lessons I use positivity and open mindedness to students. I focus on making music and developing the ear while also developing technique on the instrument. The most important of teaching trombone to younger students is making music, not on the technical details of the instrument.


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