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Sam C.
Astoria, New York
Learn how to strengthen your ear and your pitch recognition from a Juilliard Grad
Hello! In my four years at the Juilliard School I have taken rigorous ear training courses. I saved every exercise and will approach these lessons much in the same way Juilliard's fine teachers do. However, I will obviously adjust to your skill level and we will start from there! Many people go about Ear Training the wrong way- for instance- many people rely on memorization and process of elimination to confirm what they're hearing. Through my lesson plan, you will learn how to hear as instinct, rather than through these other mental processes. Soon enough, you'll be identifying the pitch of every car horn, every door squeak! (believe me it's a blessing and a curse, mostly a blessing) Happy practicin'!
About Sam C.

Hello there, I'm Sam Chess! I'm a professional jazz trombonist/composer/ teacher in NYC, and I'm a graduate of The Juilliard School. I've been a huge music nerd my whole life, and have been fortunate enough to tour the globe, perform, and record with some amazing artists! However, remains one of my biggest passions. For a decade, I have been teaching students of various ages and backgrounds, compiling lesson plans designed to work with students of all skill levels and personalities! Since I have been immersed in music my whole life, I am qualified to teach the following subjects, whether beginning or advanced: – Trombone – Piano – Jazz Theory (any instrument) – General Music Theory/AP Music Theory prep (any instrument) – Arranging/Composition (jazz or classical) – Jazz History – Songwriting, Lyric Writing (any instrument) *Since I charge the same rate for each of these subjects, many of my students choose to combine or split the lesson time between two or more If you have any questions at all about my lessons, this website, music, life, etc, shoot me an email! Happy practicin'! Sam Chess

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Sam C.
Astoria, New York
Learn how to strengthen your ear and your pitch recognition from a Juilliard Grad
Hello! In my four years at the Juilliard School I have taken rigorous ear training courses. I saved every exercise and will approach these lessons much in the same way Juilliard's fine teachers do. However, I will obviously adjust to your skill level and we will start from there! Many people go about Ear Training the wrong way- for instance- many people rely on memorization and process of elimination to confirm what they're hearing. Through my lesson plan, you will learn how to hear as instinct, rather than through these other mental processes. Soon enough, you'll be identifying the pitch of every car horn, every door squeak! (believe me it's a blessing and a curse, mostly a blessing) Happy practicin'!
About Sam C.

Hello there, I'm Sam Chess! I'm a professional jazz trombonist/composer/ teacher in NYC, and I'm a graduate of The Juilliard School. I've been a huge music nerd my whole life, and have been fortunate enough to tour the globe, perform, and record with some amazing artists! However, remains one of my biggest passions. For a decade, I have been teaching students of various ages and backgrounds, compiling lesson plans designed to work with students of all skill levels and personalities! Since I have been immersed in music my whole life, I am qualified to teach the following subjects, whether beginning or advanced: – Trombone – Piano – Jazz Theory (any instrument) – General Music Theory/AP Music Theory prep (any instrument) – Arranging/Composition (jazz or classical) – Jazz History – Songwriting, Lyric Writing (any instrument) *Since I charge the same rate for each of these subjects, many of my students choose to combine or split the lesson time between two or more If you have any questions at all about my lessons, this website, music, life, etc, shoot me an email! Happy practicin'! Sam Chess

Levels taught

Teaches all skill levels

Teaching since

Teaching since 2010

Education

Bachelor's in Music- Jazz Studies/trombone

Teaches ages +

Teaches ages 5+

Speaks

Speaks English

Speaks

Has background check

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I'm so lucky I found Sam! I used to play piano and was hoping to brush up on technique, learn jazz chords/harmony, and play along improvising with a jazz soloist. Getting a Juilliard trained musician for this price is a STEAL, I highly recommend.

Posted Jun 22, 2019
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ok Sam is fantastic! the connection was a little weird at first but it was on my end I think because the second I moved to my living room it was steady. Rather than find a local teacher I just figured to see if I could find someone affordable online, and wow, he also went to Juiliard! 6 out of 5!

Posted Jun 22, 2019
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I bounced around with a few other teachers who had flashy profiles, but none of them had as thorough, personalized, or challenging of an approach as Sam. He was so quick to diagnose my mistakes and had a way of making the trombone fun rather than frustrating (imagine that!!) TEN STARS!!!!

Posted Jun 21, 2019
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Sam and his Check Mates
Oct 2017 - Present
bandleader
This is my personal project, we play around the NYC area. All original arrangements and compositions!
Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra
May 2016 - Present
Jazz at Lincoln Center
-regular trombone substitute -various shows and venues in NYC area -2017 "Big Band Holidays Tour" -2018 "Big Band Holidays Tour" -2018 Australia/China Tour -2019 -recording work and touring -2019 recorded "Black Brown & Beige"
Wynton Marsalis Septet
Aug 2015 - Present
Jazz at Lincoln Center
-played at the Marciac Jazz Festival (France) in 2015 and 2016, as well as other performances within USA
Bachelor's in Music- Jazz Studies/trombone
Sep 2014
The Juilliard School
High school diploma
Aug 2010 - May 2014
University High School
English
Fluent/ Native Proficiency
Billy Strayhorn Scholarship
Aug 2014
The Juilliard School
William R. Hearst Scholarship
Aug 2014
The Juilliard School
ASCAP
Nov 2017
ASCAP is a membership association of more than 625,000 songwriters, composers and music publishers. We uphold the value of our members’ music, and help them thrive alongside the businesses that use their music every day.
International Trombone Association
Nov 2016
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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Ear Training
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Teacher's Studio
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11-30th Rd #
Student's Home
Student's Home
Teaches Online
Teaches Online
Work hours
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W
T
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S
Times are shown in your local timezone (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Pricing
45 minutes
$60
60 minutes
$80
New Student Special
First 3 lessons
$30