- Levels Taught:
- Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
With almost a decade of teaching experience, I provide a personalized approach to learning this wonderful instrument. Have a question? Please contact me! I am more than happy to answer any questions.
- Teaches students:
- Ages 5+ and special needs
- Teaching since:
- June 2010
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Hi! My name is Paul. I graduated in 2016 from Arizona State University with my Master of Music in Performance. I just completed the second year of my Doctorate of Musical Arts program at Arizona State University.
I have almost a decade of teaching experience that ranges from private, one-on-one lessons to larger masterclasses. My private students have auditioned into numerous all-region and all-state ensembles. Most recently, I have provided various workshops and masterclasses for local, Phoenix-area schools.
My performance experience is quite varied. I was a tenured member of the Washington-Idaho Symphony on bass trombone for five years. I left to pursue my Masters degree from ASU. Other orchestral experience includes several Summer Pops concerts with the Great Falls Symphony, some featured artists such as Kansas and Charlie Daniels. I have spent several years playing in jazz bands, Jazz I from the University of Idaho and Concert Jazz Band from ASU. In the spring of 2016, I performed with ASU's Concert Jazz Band at Highland Jazz Festival where we featured Wayne Bergeron and Andy Martin. Recent performances include Salt River Brass' " Made in America" program featuring trumpet soloist Rex Richardson, Phoenix Theatre's run of "Bullets Over Broadway," and performing with and conducting the Arizona State University Trombone Ensemble at the 2017 International Trombone Festival. In December 2017, I made my solo debut performing with Salt River Brass. I recently attended the 2018 Pokorny Seminar where I worked with numerous musicians including Tim Higgins (SFO), Jim Markey (BSO), Dr. Andrew Glendening (Host/RSO), and Gene Pokorny (CSO).
Freelance low brass clinician in school music programs.
Bass Trombone for Salt River Brass.
Substitute Bass Trombone for Salt River Brass.
All performances with the Great Falls Symphony were for Summer Pops concerts. I played both tenor and bass trombone chairs.
The general purposes of the International Trombone Association shall be: To promote communications among trombonists around the world, to improve the artistic level of performance, teaching, and literature associated with the trombone family and to function as a clearing house for trombone-related ideas and information+ Read More
I could tell Paul definitely knew all the tiny details about mastering the trombone since the first lesson. He recognized what I needed to improve upon in order to reach my goals in a timely manner, armed me with the tools to do so, and I have no doubt that I will achieve those goals as the lessons progress.+ Read More