Michael Burner
Arlington, VA
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Michael Burner

Michael B.

Arlington, VA
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Fun, engaging curriculum that tackles the basics of Piano without becoming too overwhelming. My teaching focuses on learning to use all fingers and both hands independently, as well as reading music, identifying note names and types, and making music a lifetime love.

About Michael B.

Hello! My name is Michael, and I am a low brass musician, specializing in trombone, bass trombone, and euphonium. I studied at the University of Arkansas, and the Mannes School of Music. I currently work as a trombonist in the US Army Band “Pershing’s Own”, and teach at the University of Arkansas Summer Music program.

I am an experienced teacher with over a decade of experience. Students in my care have received top state scores from NYSSMA, TMEA, ASBOA, and have been selected to summer festivals such as Interlochen and Tanglewood. Previous students of mine have received scholarships to some of the best universities and conservatories in the world, including the Eastman School of Music, Indiana University, the University of Alabama, the University of Arkansas, San Francisco Conservatory, and the University of North Texas.

My lessons are tailored to each individual student and their own personal goals, with emphasis being placed on learning world class fundamentals.

I currently perform with the US Army Band “Pershing’s Own”, and freelance in the Washington DC metro.
As a musician formerly based in NYC, my skills and knowledge from performing with world class ensembles like the Metropolitan Opera, the Chamber Orchestra of New York, Broadway Shows, as well as a variety of jazz and chamber music, make me an ideal teacher.


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F. Martin
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Michael was very helpful in working on euphonium parts I had upcoming in an orchestra concert. He’s very professional, and made sure I was 100% on all the parts I was doubling on.

Posted Sep 5, 2019

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Jan 2020 - Present

The United States Army Band, “Pershing’s Own”

I am a musician with the Premier Army band, The United States Army Band, “Pershing’s Own”.

Sep 2018 - Present

Woodmere Music Studios

Instructor- Piano, Trumpet, Low Brass. I instruct private students from ages 3-18 in basic music proficiency, through to advanced college-bound studies. I additionally teach class piano at DRS Yeshiva High School.

Trombone Instructor- Summer Music Camps
Jul 2014 - Present

University of Arkansas

Summer instructor for University of Arkansas Summer Music Camps. I teach masterclasses of 10-20 trombonists from ages 12-18. I additionally teach lessons.

Substitute Trombone
Feb 2018 - Jan 2020

Metropolitan Opera

Substitute Trombone for Metropolitan Opera Orchestra.

Second Trombone
Sep 2012 - Jan 2016

Arkansas Philharmonic

Second/Utility trombone with the Arkansas Philharmonic. Duties included availability on bass trombone, and euphonium/tenor tuba.


MM- Orchestral Instruments
Jan 2016 - Dec 2018

Mannes School of Music

BA- Music
Aug 2010 - Jul 2015

University of Arkansas



Fluent / Native Proficiency


Governor’s Award for Musical Excellence
May 2010

Mike Beebe


United States Army
Jan 2020
The U.S. Army is made up of the most dedicated, most respected Soldiers in the world. These Soldiers protect America’s freedoms while serving at home and abroad, and they are always prepared to defend the nation in times of need.
American Federation of Musicians
Jan 2018
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.

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