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Tommy C.
Boston, Massachusetts
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Doctoral Candidate in Brass Performance with 10+ Years of International Teaching Experience
Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
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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 C.

A native of Hong Kong based in Boston, Tommy Chiu has made appearances in major cities across Asia and North America as a musician and educator, including a recent solo appearance with the University of British Columbia Chamber Orchestra after being named as a finalist of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestral Institute Concerto Competition. Outside of performing, Tommy teaches brass extensively both online and in person. He serves as the brass faculty of the Performing Arts Center at MetroWest and maintains a private studio of students of all ages located throughout the United States and Hong Kong. Tommy holds degrees from The Chinese University of Hong Kong and Rutgers University, where his principal teachers included Jarod Vermette of the Hong Kong Philharmonic and Colin Williams of the New York Philharmonic. Currently, he is a doctoral candidate in brass performance at Boston University under the tutelage of Toby Oft, Principal Trombone of the Boston Symphony Orchestra.

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Tommy C.
Boston, Massachusetts
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Doctoral Candidate in Brass Performance with 10+ Years of International Teaching Experience
Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
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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 C.

A native of Hong Kong based in Boston, Tommy Chiu has made appearances in major cities across Asia and North America as a musician and educator, including a recent solo appearance with the University of British Columbia Chamber Orchestra after being named as a finalist of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestral Institute Concerto Competition. Outside of performing, Tommy teaches brass extensively both online and in person. He serves as the brass faculty of the Performing Arts Center at MetroWest and maintains a private studio of students of all ages located throughout the United States and Hong Kong. Tommy holds degrees from The Chinese University of Hong Kong and Rutgers University, where his principal teachers included Jarod Vermette of the Hong Kong Philharmonic and Colin Williams of the New York Philharmonic. Currently, he is a doctoral candidate in brass performance at Boston University under the tutelage of Toby Oft, Principal Trombone of the Boston Symphony Orchestra.

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Tommy is not only a wonderful trombone musician …. he is equally a great trombone teacher. He has a skilled way of expressing concepts around HOW to play technically and musically. He's patient and keeps things moving along week to week. Highly recommended!!!

Posted Apr 30, 2022
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Tommy is a very patient and enthusiastic teacher. Even before we began our lessons, he was already very attentive to my needs and recommended instruments that are suitable for me as a beginner. In our lessons, Tommy likes to use real-life examples to help me better understand the concepts, which has been greatly beneficial to my learning and has made it much more interesting. I’m very happy to have Tommy as my teacher and I thoroughly enjoy my time with him every week!

Posted Mar 29, 2022
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Tommy is a very patient teacher that always guides his students to the best of his ability and works on improving their tone and musicality during lessons. We love having him as a teacher and he has helped my child grow as a musician so much!

Posted Feb 23, 2022
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Doctor of Musical Arts in Brass Performance
Sep 2019
Boston University
Cantonese
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Instructor details
Trumpet
Teacher's Studio
Teacher's Studio
SEE MAP
Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA
Student's Home
Student's Home
Teaches Online
Teaches Online
Work hours
M
T
W
T
F
S
S
Times are shown in your local timezone (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Pricing
30 minutes
$38
60 minutes
$50
New Student Special
First 3 lessons
$30