- Levels Taught:
- Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
*Depending on what your goals are, my lesson plan will change. We will do some ratio of analyzing famous songs, and workshopping your original songs. Don't hesitate to contact me with any questions!
- Teaches students:
- Ages 5+ and special needs
- Teaching since:
Hello! I'm Sam and I'm a graduate of the Juilliard School. I'm a huge music nerd and teaching is one of my biggest passions. For eight years, I have been teaching students of various ages and backgrounds, compiling lesson plans designed to work with students at ALL LEVELS. As a prominent NYC based jazz trombonist/bandleader/composer, I am more than qualified to teach any student.
I have given numerous masterclasses, workshops, lessons and group lessons in everything from classical trombone technique to jazz history. I offer fun, cohesive lessons catered to your ability in the following subjects:
--Trombone (jazz and/or classical, beginning to advanced)
--Jazz Harmony (any instrument [bass, piano, drums, guitar, etc.] beginning to advanced)
--Music Theory and/or AP Music Theory prep (any instrument, beginning to advanced)
--Ear Training (any instrument, beginning to advanced)
--Arranging/Composition (any instrument, beginning to advanced
--Songwriting (any instrument, beginning to advanced)
--Piano lessons (beginning to intermediate)
*Since I charge the same rate for each of these subjects, many of my students request to split the lesson time into 2 or more subjects
If you have any questions about my specific lesson plans for a particular subject, please don't be afraid to shoot me an email!
My personal project. A great way to sample my trombone playing and composing abilities.
-regular trombone substitute
-various shows and venues in NYC area
-2017 "Big Band Holidays Tour"
-played at the Marciac Jazz Festival (France) in 2015 and 2016, as well as other performances within USA
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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
my first lesson went very well. Awesome teacher.
My skype lesson with Sam was one of the most insightful musical experiences I've had in regards to educating myself about the craft of trombone playing. Not only is his remarkable prowess at the instrument itself apparent but his knowledge of musical harmony and overall artistry allows all of his expert advice to come full circle and become even more impactful. His teaching style was incredibly supportive and effective and with clear and concise input I feel like I can very easily implement the information he gave me into my own playing. From the nuances of trombone technique to the intricacies of complex musical harmonies and progressions, Sam is more than capable of instructing students of all ages and skill levels. I would absolutely recommend Sam to anybody who wants to study music/trombone seriously or even is just getting started and wants to build a strong foundation. I can't wait until my next online lesson!+ Read More
Sam is a fabulous trombone teacher and player! In our lessons, he is really good at assessing what I can and can’t do and then building lessons to address those skills. As a teacher, he is very fun and down-to-earth while also having high standards and being willing to challenge me.+ Read More