Michael Burner

Michael B.

Brooklyn, NY
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Trombone

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

I am an experienced teacher, having been a low brass teacher for over a decade. Over 90% of my students that study privately through their senior year of high school receive some form of college scholarship for musical ability, as well as excellent standardized test scores. Additionally, my students have received placement in state rankings for organizations such as NYSSMA, TMEA, ASBOA, as well as Interlochen and Tanglewood summer institutes.
My lessons are customized to each students needs and goals, with the primary goal being a cultivation of great fundamentals.
As a performer, my experience as a freelancer in NYC and performing with word class ensembles like the Metropolitan Opera, Broadway shows, and chamber ensembles makes me an excellent choice.

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About

Michael delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:
2009

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 freelance musician in New York City, 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.

As a freelance musician 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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Experience

Instructor
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.

Substitute Trombone
Feb 2018 - Present
Metropolitan Opera

Substitute Trombone for Metropolitan Opera Orchestra.

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.

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.


Education

MM- Orchestral Instruments
Jan 2016 - Dec 2018
Mannes School of Music
BA- Music
Aug 2010 - Jul 2015
University of Arkansas

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Awards

Governor’s Award for Musical Excellence
May 2010
Mike Beebe

Affiliations

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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Photos & Videos

After a performance of Variese’s Ameriques at Alice Tully Hall, with the Mannes Orchestra.

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Performing Beethoven Fidello Overture in Carnegie Hall.

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With students at the 2017 UA Summer Music Camps.
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1 Review

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F. Martin Sep 5, 2019
Euphonium · In studio

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.

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