Tempe, AZ
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Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
With almost a decade of teaching experience, I provide a personalized approach to learning this beautiful instrument. For younger students, I also include aspects of music theory and aural skills into my lessons. Have any questions or would like to set up a lesson? Contact me! I would love to get you or your student on a path to success.
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PAUL teaches



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

Teaching since:
June 2010


Hi! My name is Paul. I graduated in 2016 from Arizona State University with my Master of Music in Performance. I am completing the final year of my D.M.A. 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.

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).

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Jan 2018 - Present
Paul L

Freelance low brass clinician in school music programs.

Bass Trombone
Aug 2017 - Present
Salt River Brass

Bass Trombone for Salt River Brass.

Private Instructor, Trombone
Jun 2010 - Present
Paul L Studio

Freelance Musician
Jun 2009 - Present
Contracted Musician

Substitute Bass Trombone
Oct 2016 - Apr 2017
Salt River Brass

Substitute Bass Trombone for Salt River Brass.

Bass Trombone
Aug 2009 - May 2014
Washington-Idaho Symphony

Auxiliary/Substitute Musician, Trombone
Jun 2009 - Aug 2013
Great Falls Symphony

All performances with the Great Falls Symphony were for Summer Pops concerts. I played both tenor and bass trombone chairs.


Doctor of Musical Arts, Performance
Aug 2016 - Present
Arizona State University
Master of Music, Performance
Aug 2014 - May 2016
Arizona State University
Bachelor of Music, Music Performance
Aug 2007 - May 2012
University of Idaho


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Studio Scholarship
Aug 2016
Arizona State University
Studio Scholarship
Aug 2014
Arizona State University
Lionel Hampton Scholarship
Aug 2010
University of Idaho
Al Grey Scholarship
Aug 2008
University of Idaho
John Philips Sousa Award
May 2007
Charles M. Russell High School


International Trombone Association
Jan 2010

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

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Photos & Videos

ASU Symphony Orchestra: Strauss, Rachmaninoff and Lutosławski
ASU Symphony Orchestra performs Hector Berlioz's Symphony Fantastique. 3/28/2018
ASU Symphony Orchestra Performs Gustav Mahler's 1st Symphony. 4/26/2018
ASU Trombone Ensemble performs Gabrieli, rehearsed and conducted by myself.
DMA Recital 2, Feb 16th, 2018.
This is a video of me conducting Tommy Perderson's Cogent Caprice featuring fellow student, Adam Dixon, and the ASU Trombone Ensemble.
DMA Recital 1, March 30th, 2017. The program is included in the video description underneath the video.
Myself conducting ASU Trombone Ensemble in Anton Bruckner's Inveni David arranged by Douglas Yeo.
Montana Photoshoot. Dec. 2016
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Bruce Jun 28, 2016
Trombone · In home

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.

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