Michael Whisenand
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Michael Whisenand

Michael W.

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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
I've been teaching Trombone and Bass Trombone for 3 years. Within the first few lessons, I'll have taught you new breathing techniques and you will (hopefully!) improve more so than you were before and as time goes on you'll be able to move on from this lesson to something more advanced. I have a heavy focus on Technique in both playing and breathing and I will typically use my own books or Rochuts for practice or warm up (All Provided by me of course!) :))

About Michael W.

I am a student Bass trombonist at the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music studying under the renowned Steve Trapani. I am currently a freshman and I am working to get my bachelors in both Music Performance and Music Education.

I have been teaching since my sophomore year in 2018, first teaching elementary schoolers for a joint performance we had at the time. From there, I moved on to become a section leader of the trombones in the Arcadia High School Marching Band and began teaching students that were my age along with students from First Avenue Middle School. This continued for a year and now I am here.

I hold a heavy focus on technique with breathing and playing along with the basic requirement for music work. I can next to guarantee that if you study with me, you will improve in some way shape or form.

Thank you and I hope I'll be able to play with you soon! :)

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Jewel
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Michael is a really amazing trombone teacher! He is very knowledgeable and patient!

Posted Mar 2, 2021
Justine W.
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Mikey’s a great teacher, he’s always willing to explain things you’re struggling to understand with tons of patience.

Posted Mar 1, 2021
Monroe Chung
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very knowledgeable and welcoming, adapted to my abilities well

Posted Mar 1, 2021
Racquel
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I’ve known Mikey for a couple months and without a doubt I can easily say that he is such a great and dedicated musician. We first met in online school, and considering he goes to one of the best schools in California for music, I’d say that he would make an excellent teacher. He works so hard to be the best that he can be and he truly has a heart of gold.

Posted Mar 1, 2021
Andrew
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I was in band with Mikey in highschool and as an upperclassmen he taught me the basics in a very easy way to understand. The next year he helped me strengthen my playing and overall become a better player. Now with having experienced music classes in collage, as well, he has become an overall wonderful teacher that still helps me today, even for my band 3 music which is the highest level in the band.

Posted Mar 1, 2021

Education

Music Performance B/A - Bass Trombone
Jul 2020 - Present

California State University, Long Beach - Bob Cole Conservatory of Music

Music Education B/A - Bass Trombone
Jul 2020 - Present

California State University, Long Beach - Bob Cole Conservatory of Music

Bachelor of Arts
Jul 2020 - Present

California State University, Long Beach

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Spanish

Limited Proficiency

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