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Tommy C.
Boston, Massachusetts
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Teaching Locations:
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
My approach in teaching is firmly grounded in developing a healthy and self-driven practice culture in my students. As a practicing teacher, I strive tirelessly to lead by example. I ensure my students feel empowered after each lesson and hold them accountable to commit to their own daily grinds. For working with a new student, my typical process is to begin with the end in mind. According to the particular needs and expectations of the student, we discuss attainable and measurable goals for a given period of time. Especially during times of difficulty, I encourage my students to follow their curiosity and guard their motivation as we share the journey of music making together.
About Tommy C.

As a strong believer in the life-changing power of music, my teaching is driven by my purpose to serve and empower students of all backgrounds to realize their full potential and to leave a positive impact on the lives of others. Currently a doctoral candidate in brass performance at Boston University, I have studied under the tutelage of some of the leading artists from the New York Philharmonic and the Boston Symphony Orchestra. As a performer, I have made appearances in the United States, Canada, Singapore, Thailand, Mainland China, Taiwan, Macau and Hong Kong. My recent career highlights have included a Canadian solo debut with the University of British Columbia Chamber Orchestra at Vancouver and an acceptance to the distinguished Pacific Region International Summer Music Association Festival. As an educator, I specialize in teaching trombone at all levels. I first began my teaching career when I was a freshman in my hometown Hong Kong, where I maintained a modest private studio and taught at a number of local elementary and middle/high schools. In recent years, I am enlisted on the rosters of multiple music centers online and in the Greater Boston area, and have accumulated more than 10 years of teaching experience with a private studio of 10+ students. In addition, given my international background, I am naturally comfortable in guiding students with diverse ethnic and musical upbringing. I can teach fluently in three languages (English, Mandarin and Cantonese) and am decently equipped for online teaching whenever necessary.

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During the last 6 months, Tommy has been a wonderfully patient, kind, and knowledgeable teacher to my 12 year-old son. He focused on my son's particular needs and provided lessons he put together to focus on areas to improve his skills. Moreover, Tommy is a talented musician, with the skill and experience to teach any level of trombone. I am very glad I chose Tommy to mentor my son in trombone.

Posted Dec 21, 2021
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During my time with Tommy, he has helped me improve in many areas. I feel that I learn and improve every lesson. Tommy is committed to teaching and points things out where I can improve upon. While teaching, Tommy uses many analogies that help me better understand what I'm doing wrong and how I can fix it.

Posted Nov 19, 2021

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Doctor of Musical Arts in Brass Performance
Sep 2019
Boston University
Cantonese
Fluent/ Native Proficiency
English
Fluent/ Native Proficiency
Mandarin
Fluent/ Native Proficiency

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