Oliver Barrett

Oliver B.

New York, NY

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Oliver delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
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Ages 5+

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I grew up in Houston, Texas and began playing trombone in 6th grade and never looked back. I have two degrees in music from the Manhattan School of Music and the Juilliard School. After I completed my masters I was invited to play with the Finnish Radio Symphony in the beautiful city of Helsinki, Finland for a season where I had the opportunity to join them on a European tour and Japan tour ( lots of Sushi and Wienerschnitzel!)

I am currently a member of Ensemble Connect at Carnegie Hall which is a two-year fellowship program "for the finest young professional classical musicians in the United States that combines musical excellence with teaching, community engagement, advocacy, entrepreneurship, and leadership."

I have taught over 60 private students from beginners to adults. I taught for the Harmony Program of New York for two years, and while I was at Juilliard I was the Morse and Music Advancement Program trombone teaching fellow.

But most of all I enjoy expressing myself through my instrument, having fun performing with friends for all sorts of audiences, and exploring new pieces of music.

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Sep 2016 - Present
Ensemble Connect- Carnegie Hall

Celebrating its 10th anniversary, Ensemble Connect—formerly known as Ensemble ACJW—is a two-year fellowship program for the finest young professional classical musicians in the United States that prepares them for careers that combine musical excellence with teaching, community engagement, advocacy, entrepreneurship, and leadership. It offers top-quality performance opportunities, intensive professional development, and the opportunity to partner with a New York City public school throughout the fellowship.

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Second Trombone
Sep 2015 - May 2016
Finnish Radio Symphony

The Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra is a Finnish orchestra based in Helsinki, and the orchestra of the Finnish Broadcasting Company. The orchestra primarily gives concerts at the Helsinki Music Centre.

Brass Instructor
Sep 2013 - May 2015
Music Advancement Program- The Juilliard School

The Music Advancement Program is a Saturday instrument instruction program for intermediate students from New York City’s five boroughs and the tristate area who exhibit great musical potential. The program actively seeks students from diverse backgrounds underrepresented in the classical music field and is committed to enrolling the most talented and deserving students regardless of their financial background.

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Adjunct Low Brass Instructor
Sep 2012 - May 2013
Lone Star College

Low Brass Instructor
Sep 2012 - May 2013
Katy Independent School District

Low Brass Instructor
Sep 2012 - May 2013
Cypress Fairbanks Independent School District

Trombone Teacher
Sep 2011 - May 2012
The Harmony Program of New York

The Harmony Program provides after-school music education programs in underserved communities across New York City.


Trombone Performance
Sep 2013 - May 2015
The Juilliard School
Trombone Performance
Sep 2008 - May 2012
The Manhattan School of Music


Fluent / Native Proficiency

Photos & Videos

I recorded the 2017-2018 Texas All State Etudes for my students to use as a reference.
Finnish Radio Symphony low brass section after a concert!

Ensemble Connect Group Shot

Performing with my class from the Harmony Program

Interactive Performance for students

Photo by Oliver B.
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