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Karen D.

36 Reviews
Somerville, MA
Starting at $40
  • Awarded Grand Prize Winner from Meridian Records
  • Teaches students 3 and up
  • Teaches Beginner
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Karen D.

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Trombone:
A musical instrument in the brass family where sound is produced when the player's vibrating lips (embouchure) cause the air column inside the instrument to vibrate. Nearly all trombones have a telescoping slide mechanism that varies the length of the instrument to change the pitch. I will start with the basics. Proper breathing, reading, notes, rhythms, songs, theory, and improvisation.

About Karen

Hi! My name is Karen D. I’ve had the pleasure of performing, singing, writing, and recording since I was seven years old. Besides being an Honor Graduate of Berklee School of Music, I have been a lifelong student of the international world-renowned instructors Dante Pavone and Charlie Banacos.

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Stacie J.
Karen obviously loves the piano & guitar. She’s probably an excellent teacher for those instruments. Why do I say that? That’s what she talked about! She spent half my lesson trying to convince me to learn one of those instruments. Could work on listening skills! Not even sure if she owns a set of bongos herself. Didn’t start teaching me anything until last 10 min & then I had to leave early anyway. So 50 min out of 60 and about 5 I actually learned a few things I could have been practicing for at least 30 min of class. Use her if you want to learn something else other than bongos.
John J Conlon
Ms. Karen did a pretty good job, she had ideas for the lesson and provided ideas for the next lesson. She went out of her way to help me with this new idea---------"music" and "reading music." If there was any short fall in the lesson it was on my side and my preparation failings. I have no problem recommending Ms. Karen to others. Regards, JC
Troy W.
Extremely knowledgeable! Karen is a superb guitar instructor. Honestly, I was struggling. Discouraged! She helped me understand my strengths and weaknesses, and moved me from beginner to intermediate in a matter of months. If you’re getting tired of learning from YouTube and smart phone apps, let Karen kick start your guitar playing. You’ll be glad you did. Thanks Karen!!
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Tommy C.

2 Reviews
Boston, MA
Starting at $38
  • Teaches students 6 to 65
  • Teaching since 2012
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Tommy C.

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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

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 Universi

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Kerry
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.
Arnaud
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.
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Bobby S.

29 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • M.M. Jazz Trumpet Performance from New England Conservatory of Music
  • Teaches students 7 and up
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Bobby S.

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The trombone is a colorful and exciting instrument played in many styles of music throughout the world, from jazz and classical to funk and soul to reggae, afro-beat, and Latin American music. In addition to covering the basic technical requirements of the instrument, I'm particularly interested in the many genres in which the trombone can be found, and I like to focus on the styles of music that most interest and challenge my students. I began playing soprano trombone over ten years ago, and I have taught tenor trombone privately and in public school programs for several years. I encourage the use of long tones, air support, and brass calisthenics to improve tone, increase range and endurance, and work towards greater flexibility.

About Bobby

I am a jazz trumpeter, improviser, and composer as well as an avid listener and enthusiastic educator. I maintain an active performance schedule playing improvised music as well as funk, soul, afro-beat, reggae, hip-hop, and American folk music. In addition to trumpet, I have experience performing a

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Jennifer G.
Bobby Spellman is a very skilled music teacher. We met him when my son was in the fifth grade and had just started playing the French horn. Bobby came to our house every week and did a truly fantastic job helping my son learn a really tough instrument. He has taught my son for three years--switching to Zoom classes during the pandemic--and established a terrific rapport him which enabled him to improve significantly and develop a real passion for his instrument.
george
Bobby is a great teacher, trumpet player and musician. He is the real deal. Look no further. I highly recommend him!
Filiz
Bobby is a great teacher. He analyzes the needs of the student very well and he is very patient while correcting and guiding the student. I highly recommend taking lessons from him!
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Corey N.

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Starting at $19
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2020
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Corey N.

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The number one rule I follow is to treat every student as an individual and discover what they need to be successful. I currently teach my 12 year old brother and I've found that in order to get the best from him that I really do have to be the older brother sometimes instead of a teacher. I've seen this transfer to my other students and their parents have not only seen improvement on their horns, but also an improvement in their social skills and attitude. This, I believe, is what makes lessons with me a valuable experience for your child or developing student!

About Corey

Hi, my name is Corey and I'm a senior at West Texas A&M in Canyon, Texas! I'm currently the principal trombone in the WT Symphony and I also run our school's pep band for the volleyball and basketball games! I'm a performance major and I am preparing for my senior recital in spring, but I would abso

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Amber W.

25 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Teaching since 2008
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 3 and up
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Amber W.

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Experienced Music teacher of 8 years available for eager students of all experience levels and ages! I structure my lessons so students learn what they want to learn, while also building a strong foundation of their instrument and theory skills. I specialize in all styles. Typically, I use a variety of method books to pick from to meet the needs of the students. I also have many tools available to use during lessons.
My students have gone on to NYSSMA and on to college auditions successfully!

About Amber

I have been teaching private lessons since 2008, but have been studying music since I was only 4 with non stop private and in school lessons. I now have my Bachelor's degree in Music education and am working toward my Masters in Music performance and Instruction. I love working with my students.

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Pete D.
Very good. Receptive. Imaginative.
Ken W.
Amber is fantastic!
Scott G.
Great first lesson. She made me feel very comfortable, was well prepared and did a great job.
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Reece J.

Teaches Online
Starting at $45
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Bachelors of Music in Music Education from Appalachian State University
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Reece J.

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Learning an instrument should be both fun and motivating. If something isn't working, we'll take a different approach to accomplish the same goal. Everyone learns in their own unique way, and lessons should reflect that!

About Reece

Hello! Thanks for stopping by! I am a music therapist and music teacher based in the Atlanta-metro area. Music has always been a strong tool for self-expression and for connecting people, and that guides me in my teaching and therapy work. I love making music with people and helping them to make

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"Jennifer was amazingly patient with my beginner Trombone player. We are looking forward to future lessons!"
Owen
Took Trombone lessons from Jennifer W.
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"I now have a better idea of the steps I need to take to begin seeing improvement!"
Chase
Took Trombone lessons from Grant R.
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"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!"
Trevor
Took Trombone lessons from Billy D.
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"Challenging yet encouraging. I make progress in every class and in my practicing in between."
Michael
Took Trombone lessons from Alejandro E.
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"Fantastic! He picked up on my skill level right away and tailored the lesson specifically for me. Would definitely recommend!"
Merideth
Took Trombone lessons from Karl L.
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"First lesson today and things went smoothly. Jeremy took time to determine what my son could and couldn't do and built the lesson around those skills. My son's attention can drift but Jeremy was attentive, patient, and made real world connections.........which I appreciate."
James
Took Trombone lessons from Jeremy S.
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"Very knowledgeable and experienced musician. Highly skilled in both teaching and performance aspects of trombone. Teaching and instruction is tailored to each student's individual skill set and need. I highly recommend..."
Scott
Took Trombone lessons from Grant R.
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"I played the trombone when I was a kid but lost interest back then. After not playing for about 15 years Billy helped me to get back to it. We covered reading notes, learning a little bit about music theory (keys etc) and of course playing. I wanted to practice with some songs I like and Billy was able to write the notes down for me. This was super helpful and really made me enjoy playing the trombone again! We practiced in a room in the New School, which was cool since I could play as loud as I wanted, compared to back at home where I usually use a mute. He was very patient and friendly and I can highly recommend him as a teacher."
Johannes
Took Trombone lessons from Billy D.
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"Mr. Gallo is an outstanding teacher for brass instruments. I have played trombone for over 30 years, and he is teaching me how to improve my playing giving me a way to fight against my old little mistakes and addictions.
I strongly recommend him for any brass instrument player."
HUGO
Took Trombone lessons from Pasquale G.
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"Enjoy improving my skills and experimentation on the trombone, now in my second year of classes with Alejandro Espinosa. He makes the sessions fun and challenging at the same time. I've improved enormously, yet realize of course how far I've got to go. Lucky to have such a fine teacher guiding my progress."
Michael
Took Trombone lessons from Alejandro E.
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