Tate Hearn

Tate H.

Austin, TX

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

Teaching since:
August 2012

Hello! My name is Tate Hearn and I want to teach you what YOU want to learn. I have been teaching for about 5 years to kids and adults all around the world. I have helped adults learn what they have always wanted to learn as well as kids getting awards in competitions such as UIL events.

I graduated with a major in Jazz Studies in Trombone Performance from The University of Texas State in San Marcos. Shortly after graduation, I became a Trombone Player for Royal Caribbean International. Within a year, I had climbed the ranks to Musical Director where I scheduled and managed all of the bands on board as well as still holding the trombone chair in the Orchestra. After, I composed and arranged some music for the Orchestra on board, the fly on guest entertainers started to hire me to write their shows and eventually Royal Caribbean was hiring me to write music for their shows. I am still performing regularly in Austin and surrounding areas.

I can wait to meet you!

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Jun 2017 - Present
Memphis Train Revue

I play trombone in this high energy party band playing corporate parties, weddings, and clubs.

Oct 2016 - Present
University of Texas

I substitute for students of UT that cannot make it to a performance for any reason. Mostly play in musicals for the theater department.

Aug 2016 - Present
Interrobang Brass Band

I play trombone for a local Brass Band performing arrangements of pop songs as well as original music on a regular basis.

Aug 2016 - Present
Hot Sause ATX

I play trombone for a wedding and private event cover band on a regular basis.

Feb 2013 - Present
La Vida Buena ATX

I play trombone for a original Salsa/Hip Hop band on a regular basis since I was in college. I was obviously not performing while at sea with Royal Caribbean, but joined again the moment I got back to Austin.

Musical Director
Aug 2014 - Jun 2016
Royal Caribbean International Cruise Lines

I played trombone and composed/arranged music for the Orchestra on board. I also scheduled and managed all of the other bands on board.


Jazz Studies in Trombone Performance
Aug 2010 - Jul 2014
Texas State University San Marcos
High School
Aug 2008 - Jun 2010
Plano West Senior High School


Fluent / Native Proficiency


First Aid
Aug 2014
Royal Caribbean International Cruise Lines

Trained in first aid and CPR


National Jazz Trombone Ensemble Competition
Dec 2013
Eastern Trombone Workshop
International Jazz Trombone Ensemble Competition
May 2013
International Trombone Festival (ITF)
Eagle Scout
Feb 2009
Boy Scouts of America


International Trombone Association
Jul 2011

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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Boy Scouts of America
Aug 2002

The Boy Scouts of America is one of the nation's largest and most prominent values-based youth development organizations. The BSA provides a program for young people that builds character, trains them in the responsibilities of participating citizenship, and develops personal fitness.

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Photos & Videos

A trombone battle between Altin Sencalar and myself (I am the one with long hair)
Photo by Tate H.

Photo by Tate H.
Bill Watrous and I at the Elephant Room in Austin.

I also love dogs!

My family!

I am all about trombones!!

Playing with a local brass band Interrobang. A solo from a tune called Mana
This is Carnival of Venice Main Theme. This is from the Arban Method book, which for brass players is a must have book!
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Collette Jul 28, 2017
Trombone · In home

Tate has been incredible with my 11 year old son. He has patiently introduced the basics of the trombone in an age appropriate way. Tate is very encouraging and never focuses on the mistakes but builds him up on what he is doing correctly so that my son gains the confidence to play the trombone in a group setting for 6th grade band. Tate relates well to kids by using their language and being in their world. I would imagine lots of people can play an instrument but not as many can break it down to the fundamentals and teach it. Tate does this very well.

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