Abdulrahman Amer

Abdulrahman A.

New York, NY

Lesson Details


Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
I do not own a tuba but have a mouthpiece and am very experienced with one. In our lessons we will develop proper form in terms of posture as well as breathing. We will work out many of the technical aspects of the tuba from sound to valve work as well as tuning. Students will be exposed to intense classical repertoire based on level as well as introduction to tuba in the brass band style for versatility as a musician.
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Abdulrahman teaches



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

Teaching since:
September 2013

Beginning his studies of the trombone in middle school, Abdulrahman has been on a journey only the trombone can bring you on. His first introductions to music were purely classical, and with the guidance of his first mentor, Met Trombonist Weston Sprott, he was able to graduate from the Juilliard Map program into the Juilliard Pre-College program. Abdulrahman continued
his studies at Juilliard for one last year, studying with Met trombonist Damian Austin, and started taking a new direction with the trombone. As a sophomore at La Guardia high school for the arts and performing arts, Abdulrahman took his first swim in the pool of Jazz under the direction of Kevin Blancq, the current jazz director at La Guardia. Being exposed to artists such as Urbie Green and Bob Brookmeyer began to drive Abdulrahman Amer into a new world known as the world of improvisation. Self-taught, he was driven by friends to learn standards and allow his true artistry to come out in the medium of sound.

As a senior in high school, he attended the Manhattan School of music Pre-College on a full scholarship. Through new motivations, Abdulrahman is now an alumnus of the 2015 Grammy Band and Next Generation Jazz Orchestra, which added a new color to his senior experience. He now attends the Manhattan School of Music on a full scholarship as part of the class of 2019. Abdulrahman was named a 2016 jazz finalist in Youngarts, is currently an alumnus of the Banff Jazz Workshop for creative music as well as the Betty Carter Jazz ahead workshop, and is now on a path to harness his craft and spread love and peace around the world. He is now a new member of the GRAMMY winning band "Arturo O' Farill and the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra" and is the youngest in the band. Abdulrahman has played at numerous festivals and venues including the Jazz Standard, Smalls Jazz Club, Smoke Jazz Club, Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, Metropolitan room, Shapeshifter Lab, An Die Musik, Monterey Jazz Festival, Montclair Jazz Festival, as well as the Detroit Jazz Festival. Abdulrahman has also shared the stage with many notable artists and bands including Jazzmeia Horn, Tyshawn Sorey, Frank Lacy, The Mingus Big Band, Conscious Collective, Dave Koz, Ted Nash, and even Wynton Marsalis. Now leading his own band, Abdulrahman will allow his art and the trombone to guide his path.

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Band Member
Sep 2017 - Present
Arturo o farill and the afro latin jazz band

A grammy winning band consistently touring! Performances occur at Birdland Jazz Club every Sunday.

Sep 2013 - Sep 2014
New York Youth Symphony

Trombonist in the New York Youth Symphony

Sep 2013 - Sep 2014
NYYS Jazz Band Classic


Batchelor Music in jazz performance
Aug 2015 - Present
Manhattan School of Music
Sep 2011 - Sep 2015
Laguardia High School for the arts and performing arts
Sep 2010 - Sep 2014
Juilliard Pre-College


Fluent / Native Proficiency


YoungArts Jazz Finalist 2016
Jan 2016
Young Arts
Next Generation Jazz Orchestra 2015
Sep 2015
Monterey Jazz Festival
Grammy Camp Jazz Session
Mar 2015
Grammy Foundation
Outstanding Soloist
Mar 2014
Mingus Competition 2014 Manhattan School of Music

Photos & Videos

Receiving my new trombone from Antoine Courtois.  I am now a recognized Young Artist (1 of only 3 in the world) for the organization.

A photo with maestro Wynton Marsalis following a shared performance in Monterrey.

Photo by Abdulrahman A.
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Sam Nov 1, 2015
Trombone ·

Amazing teacher, has incredible talent at teaching and playing music. I know that he will be able to help me to be the best musician I can be. He did all the right techniques to get good and it shows in his playing. Overall great teacher and a great guy, really cares about the growth of the student.

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