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These Trombone teachers are highly rated by students in the Mercer Island area, including Arlington, Puyallup, Monroe, Mountlake Terrace and Stanwood.

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Students begin with the Rubank method. A strong emphasis is placed on the fundamentals of scales, ear training, sight reading, and music theory. Along with this we have fun playing the music student enjoys.

About Randall

I have been teaching music for over 20 years and playing as a professional musician for even longer. I know how to get the best out of my students and have fun doing it. I'm a University of South Florida grad and I have worked and studies in Las Vegas and at the Berklee school of music. My students constantly win superiors at contest and sit in the upper chairs in band and orchestra. Lets have some fun and make some music.

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In a laid back fun way we will learn the fundamentals of our instrument. I start out with the All For Strings series of books and add the Suzuki method books for some tunes. In 3 to 6 months you will be playing the music you like and having fun and learning new things while you do.

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Lessons in the living room or den

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Both classical and

Jazz.
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July 31, 2019
Evan H.
Randall is great!
June 5, 2019
Catherine M.
Lessons with Randall have been an awesome experience. Randall is very patient and knows how to get you where you need to be. Highly recommend!

Michael Messana
May 19, 2019
Samira J.
Randall is a very nice guy, but his teaching is not really focused on student's learning.

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Randall K.

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the star of the big band the trombone if you need assistance learning how to tame this wonderful instrument don't hesitate to ask.

About Pasquale

Teaching is a passion. All my students love what they learn and their progress is my number one concern. I have been teaching since the age of 17. I welcome any student wanting learn the joys of playing brass instruments. I have taught more than 500 students on a private level since I began teaching.
I began studying at the age of 9 with a top trumpet professional, David Frick. Man what an experience. If you want to make excelllent progress look no further.

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October 16, 2019
Min Chou
My son has been learning with Mr. Pasquale for more than a year. He absolutely loves the lessons. He is a great instructor!
September 15, 2019
ChrisTopher
Great instruction-but had an issue with scheduling, so lesson was delayed.
August 21, 2019
Jacob
Good first lesson. My son is excited for the next.

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Billy D.

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If you are looking to take your tombone playing to the next level, you came to the right place. I am currently a trombone major at the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music and have studied with some of the best trombonists in New York. I have a lot of playing and teaching experience, having performed at venues such as Carnegie Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center, and many other venues around the city. I can teach you any style you are interested in and will make sure you have fun doing it.

About Billy

I am a professional trombonist/guitarist living in New York City. I recently finished my Bachelor's Degree in Music Performance at the New School For Jazz and Contemporary Music. I have a lot of performing, touring, and teaching experience, performing in venues such as Carnegie Hall (Stern Auditorium and Zankel Hall), Dizzy's Club Coca Cola at Jazz at Lincoln Center, The Jazz Standard, Smoke Jazz Club, and many other venues around the city. I have several guitar and trombone students, but include music theory, composition techniques, and ear training into my lessons as well. I have experience in a variety of different styles of music. I really enjoy sharing my love for music with my students, and my main priority is making sure that my students' learning experiences are as efficient and enjoyable as possible.

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September 24, 2019
Andrew J.
Great teacher. Very kind, easy to understand, and covered quite a bit.
August 25, 2019
Trevor H.
Good focus on fundamentals with lots of tricks of the trade for newer players..very patient and helping my son focus on results. Very happy!
August 22, 2019
Steven
Billy is a great teacher! He was able to take my background in piano and apply it to the guitar really well. Within just a few weeks I could play a song! 100% recommend.

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Grant R.

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I have studied with some of the finest trombonists in the world, performed in the nation's top orchestras, and am firmly committed to excellence in the trombone field. Music is one of the most indescribably powerful and moving things in the entire world, and I want students to, above all, simply enjoy playing and experiencing this gift. The trombone is, of course, merely a means to an end in this regard; yet its rich, powerful, as well as versatile sound is what particularly draws me to it. My approach to playing the trombone is simple: producing the greatest sound on every note, as easily as possible. I think it is necessary to have the best sound that you can possibly make on the trombone in your head from day one, and to this end, I strive to play as much as possible for and along with the student so that they may develop their own ideal sound concept. I couple this with instruction on all the other fundamentals of trombone playing and music making, such as technique, scales, ...

About Grant

I have studied with some of the finest trombonists in the world, performed in the nation's top orchestras, and am committed to excellence on the trombone. Music is one of the most indescribably powerful things in the entire world, and I want students to, above all, simply enjoy playing and experiencing this gift. The trombone is, of course, merely a means to an end in this regard; yet its rich, powerful, as well as versatile sound is what particularly draws me to it. My approach to playing the trombone is simple: producing the greatest sound on every note, as easily as possible. I think it is necessary to have the best sound that you can possibly make on the trombone in your head from day one, and to this end, I strive to play as much as possible for and along with the student so that they may develop their own ideal sound concept. I coup

le this with instruction on all the other fundamentals of trombone playing and music making, such as technique, scales, rhythms, intonation, breathing, etc. But never forget that the ultimate goal is to perform the music the way it goes and to simply sing through the instrument. By this I do not not necessarily mean playing all the correct notes, but instead performing the music in the correct style and context as the composer intended, and always playing musical lines. Remember that music is to be shared with others, and that making a statement with the music we play, in a way expressing our deepest emotions, is what this is all about!
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June 11, 2019
Axel P.
Grant was terrific, and easy, friendly for our first lesson. My son was comfortable and attuned to Grant's ideas and instruction. I think Grant's teaching method and perspective on music and the trombone is effective. W look forward to more sessions. ~Pete
June 10, 2019
Christine
Grant has been an excellent instructor for my son who is just finishing his first year learning trombone. Grant is patient and really cares about his student’s progress. I feel my son is more engaged and enthusiastic about playing trombone under Grant’s tutorage. Highly recommend.
December 8, 2018
Kieran R.
Our son has been enjoying lessons with Grant. He has learned a lot in a short time and looks forward to lessons. We are glad to have met Grant!

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Grant R.

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My passion is teaching the trombone. I have started beginners, taught middle, high school, and university students. As a member of a professional orchestra for many years, I have experience performing many different styles of music and love to share my enthusiasm for the trombone with others. Lessons are rooted in a firm foundation of technique, focusing on efficient sound production and ease of playing. I love helping students reach their potential!

About Laurie

I am a professional trombonist and pianist and have three degrees from the University of Michigan, including a D.M.A. in Trombone Performance. I have taught piano since I was 16 and have accompanied singers and instrumentalists in concerts. For many years, I was a trombonist in the Sarasota Orchestra and previously was Assistant Professor of Trombone at Miami University.

I have started many students on trombone and tuba, as well as piano.
Students will find me to be encouraging, yet demanding. I cater to different learning styles and strive to learn how each student learns best.

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July 12, 2019
Rob
Laurie was an excellent teacher for my middle-school tuba player. She was very patient and encouraging. She was very knowledgeable on the details of playing the instrument.
January 11, 2018
Maggie
I loved my first lesson with Laurie! She taught me more in one hour than I could have imagined - and in a sweet and caring way!

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My teaching methodology focuses on the five major areas of trombone pedagogy in which a trombonists should develop strong foundations in order to become an exceptional player. These areas are 1) Breathing and Air Support, 2) Embouchure Control and Flexibilty, 3) Slide Precision and Timing, 4) Articulation and Phrasing, and 5) Intonation

About Brian

I am an experienced trombonist located in Raleigh, NC. I have established an exceptional playing career spanning from Middle and High School, having won chairs in multiple All-District honor bands, to performing with numerous ensembles spanning genres such as classical, jazz, and funk. Currently, I actively perform with the Greensboro Concert Band, Tobacco Road Trombones, and the Kings of Swing Jazz Orchestra. I have also previously performed with the Raleigh Civic Symphony, New South Funk Band, and assisted the Green Street Baptist Church orchestra and jazz band for special performances. As a teacher my aim is to help students gain mastery in the five fundamental categories, Tone, Intonation, Slide Technique, Articulation, and Music, required to become an exceptional player.

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I have experience teaching brass: trumpet, trombone, euphonium, and tuba; for 5 years and have played professionally for 15 years. What is your goal? Are you an absolute beginner or are you semi-pro auditioning? I have taught students from ages 7 to 60, beginner and beyond. Whatever role music has in your life, I'd love to help you develop it whether its your hobby or your passion.

About Nathanial

Nathanial is a multi-instrumentalist, arranger, and producer based in the Boston area. Currently his projects include arranging and writing horn parts for local professional acts, playing in a salsa band, recording in the studio for trombone.

He has performed at many of Boston's top tier venues such as the Sculler Jazz Club, Symphony Hall, Sanders Theatre, and TD Bank Garden. His experience is in classical, orchestral, chamber, jazz, latin, and popular genres of music.

When not composing, Nathanial enjoys teaching students the joys of learning an instrument with brass lessons. His goal is help his students achieve their learning goals and push their abilities to their full potential. In addition to brass, Nathanial also helps beginner producers navigating the DAW for the first time in Logic, Pro Tools, and FL Studio.

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May 27, 2018
Cathy
Very talented, great player, very kind and patient-
Good with all ages!
May 25, 2018
Chris B.
Nate has a great attitude, and clearly loves sharing his knowledge of and playing the trombone!

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Marc S.

Seattle, WA 98144


Private Trombone Teacher

I've been performing professionally for almost 50 years.
Beginners will learn breathing and technique and play tunes.
Intermediate - technique, breath, tone and tunes
Advanced - including some theory, composition and interpretation
Each student has their own needs & interests - I try to cater to those.

About Marc

Trombonist/vocalist/composer, Marc Smason has performed around the world with such luminaries as Big Joe Turner, Benny Green, Buddy Catlett, Schlomo Carlebach, the Funk Brothers, Carlos Santana, Andy Statman, Perry Robinson, Sam Shepard, Julian Priester, Hadley Caliman, Sonny Simmons, Jeff Johnson and the Ivar's clams. His playing encompasses many styles including jazz, latin, free improv, klezmer and R&B.
Marc has taught private lessons and workshops throughout his career.

“Smason sounds like the kind of horn player who could walk into any date and acquit himself with distinction. That mastery goes beyond the surface; he seems to have a feel for many styles…”
David Dupont, Cadence

“Smason’s vocals...are at once dry and emotional, lending
a fresh, believable quality.”
Mike Dennis, Earshot

“And you can hear Smason’s Sinatra-like crooni

ng…”
Roberta Penn, The Rocket

“An upbeat serving of great listening!”
Michael Guthrie, Victory Review
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I strongly recommend him for any brass instrument player."
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"Very knowledgeable person."
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"My daughter really likes Rachel. She feels that Rachel is a good teacher and even in the first lesson, she learned something new that she feels will make
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Rosey
"Excellent with my 12-year old child, on-time, stays longer to finish lesson. Great communication skills, well rounded."
Michael
"Alejandro - good to be back from my Ireland vacation and taking lessons with you again. Great class this morning. - Michael"
Dennis
"When I first met Lucas, I had been referred to him by my first instructor who had taken a job in Texas. I was 75 years old and, after not playing the trom
bone for 50+ years, had stated playing the trombone again two years after retiring. Lucas was in his final two years of his PhD training at OSU.
Lucas is a very accomplished trombonist whom I heard at several recitals. However, he was always patient and kind with me but also expected me to appreciate the importance of tone, slide position, rhythm, tempo, dynamics,etc.
Lucas helped me feel comfortable playing in a local community band but also willing to try more challenging pieces of music.
In the spring of last year, OSU would not let Lucas teach any non-OSU student, so I had to terminate my time with him. A sad time for me."
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"Great Trombone Teacher!

We needed a Trombone teacher for my 7th grader this past summer and Jessie was available. He has since then proven to be a lovely
teacher - very knowledgable, supportive, easy to understand and professional. I would definitely recommend him to other parents."
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Peter
"David gave my son a lot of insightful comments."
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