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Karen D.

36 Reviews
Somerville, MA
Starting at $40
  • Teaching since 1980
  • Bachelor Of Music Magna Cum Laude from Berklee School Of Music
  • Awarded Grand Prize Winner from Meridian Records
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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
  • Doctor of Musical Arts in Brass Performance from Boston University
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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
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • M.M. Jazz Trumpet Performance from New England Conservatory of Music
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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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Billy D.

46 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Jazz Trombone from New School For Jazz and Contemporary Music
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2012
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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 have a degree from the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music and have studied with some of the best trombonists in the world. 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 musician based in New York City with a degree from the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music. I have many years of teaching and performing experience, touring all across Europe and played at many venues such as Carnegie Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center, the Jazz Standard, and Sm

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Luis R.

Teaches Online
Starting at $15
  • Teaches students 5 to 16
  • Teaching since 2021
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Luis R.

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My name is Luis Rivera, I am a senior in High School looking to be a music education major at the University of North Texas. My goal is to teach the beauty of music to as many people that wish to learn. I have been playing trombone and euphonium for 6 years and am a member of the Genesis Drum and Bugle Corps.

About Luis

I wish to give the gift of music to as many people who wish to learn. I teach fundamentals and basics to trombone and euphonium. I have a very hands-on approach to teaching involving examples and demonstrations.

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Taylor T.

Teaches Online
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  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2022
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Taylor T.

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I am a college student learning from the best trombone professors in Arkansas. These lessons will not only give me experience to continue teaching in the future, but They will also help you with all of your auditions for all-region/all-state or even college auditions.

About Taylor

I am a student at UCA trying to expose myself to the world of teaching. I am a music education major about to finish my second year of college. I have a great grasp of Trombone pedagogy and have learned under some of the best trombone teachers around the State. I feel most comfortable helping studen

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"He had a good sense of humor and tied everything in to playing the trombone. He's really good."
Owen
Took Trombone lessons from Randall K.
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"Really fun, energetic young guy who has kept my 12 year old interested in playing his trombone."
Laura
Took Trombone lessons from Jordan M.
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"My son has been taking trombome lessons with Jeremy for over a year and a half now. Jeremy provides great instruction, better than I could imagine in an online format. When my son is struggling with a new skill, Jeremy tries strategy after stratgy very patiently until he finds the technique that works. Jeremy puts in lots of extra time making recordings and selecting pieces for my son."
Annette
Took Trombone lessons from Jeremy S.
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"Jeremy is a fantastic trombone instructor. He demonstrates gentle patience, while maintaining very high standards. My son has accomplished so much in a relatively short period of time. Excellent teacher! Recommend without reservation."
Denise
Took Trombone lessons from Jeremy S.
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"Randall has really helped my son grow as a musician in a short period of time. He is very knowledgeable, patient and uses humor to help establish rapport. I was concerned about virtual music lessons, but the experience has been much better than I expected. We were only going to use this for summer enrichment, but have decided to continue during the school year."
Monique
Took Trombone lessons from Randall K.
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"Pasquale involved my boy from the very first lesson"
Philipp
Took Trombone lessons from Pasquale G.
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"Really good lessons! Great teaching technique!"
Lilly
Took Trombone lessons from Jeremy S.
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"Holly Is a good person and a good teacher looking forward to more lessons with her she is great thanks take lessons"
Robert
Took Trombone lessons from Holly S.
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"Holly makes the lessons really fun and she is incredibly patient. My eleven year old daughter is very self conscience but Holly has lots of ways to help her feel comfortable and is very encouraging. She also has a great sense of humor. For the first time ever my daughter wanted to get her horn out and practice without me having to ask. I would definitely recommend Holly!"
Lisa
Took Trombone lessons from Holly S.
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"Pasquale was excellent. He evaluated how my son blew into his trombone, and made the necessary corrections. It was exactly what we needed. He was very friendly and encouraging, and gave us specific tips on how to practice. I am so grateful we found him."
Matthew
Took Trombone lessons from Pasquale G.
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