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.
It is very important for trombone students to have a basic grasp of music theory from the very beginning of learning the instrument. Students will learn the different slide positions, while training themselves how to play different notes. The teacher will help develop a correct embouchure, posture, and breathing technique, and also teach the student how to assemble, clean, and care for their trombone._x000D_
Whether you are an adult starting out, or an advanced player, Musika has a trombone teacher for you! Beginner adult students start with us every day and begin working with our teachers to learn the basics of music theory, technique, and overall musicianship. Our advanced students work to continue their education, and nurture and develop their skills. No matter your level, our teachers work with you to customize your lessons, and assure your progress!
Trombone lessons are recommend for children 8 and older. While it is possible that a younger student could start, it is rare that they would have success. The trombone requires a large enough lunch capacity to sustain breath control, and physical strenth in the mouth and upper body in order to produce a quality tone and move the slide valve for pitch.