Most beginning students start with a straight trombone, which does not have extra tubing included. More advanced students may wish to go with an F-rotor trombone, which adds an extra trigger to make the trombone longer, changing the key. A student may decide to purchase a new trumpet, rent an instrument from a local shop, or try to buy a used instrument. If renting or buying used, make sure the instrument is cosmetically sound and largely free of dents, and that the valves and slide all move correctly.
By choosing in home lessons, you are choosing the most convenient way to add trombone lessons into your schedule! Adults love our in home lesson option as it maximizes their already busy schedule, while still allowing them to learn their instrument. These lessons are also good for children as it allows them to work on their new skill in the comfort of their own home, in familiar surroundings, so they can be totally at ease and able to take in all the skills they learn during the lesson.
Customized lessons are taught to all students. Teachers work with the students to determine their strengths and weaknesses, and then develope the best lesson plan for their individual success! Trombone lesson will incorporate music theory, and technique such as proper lip shaping, how to produce a quality tone, and proper posture and breathing to ensure the most quality playing from the student.
Adult trombone students may wish to study classical, jazz, blues, or even trombone versions of their favorite pop songs. What matters most is that the student is serious and dedicated to practicing every day! A teacher will create a custom lesson plan for an adult student that focuses on fundamentals, while keeping the lessons fun and informative.
We recommended starting trombone lessons around age 8, when the student is old enough to hold the instrument comfortably, their arms are long enough to play with the slide fully extended, and their breath support is strong enough to produce a decent tone. Trombone lessons will give students an advantage over students in their band who do not take lessons, and are highly recommended if the schools band directors experience with brass is limited.