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.
Musika offers customized one-on-one music lessons at your home - a time saving solution for busy parents and students. The convenience of in-home lessons allows you to save time without having to transport your child to class, allows your child to maximize their busy schedule, and provides a safe and familiar environment in which to learn.
All lessons will incorporate the basics of music theory, correct technique, and overall musicianship. No two lessons will be the same, because no two students are the same, and our teachers work with each student to determine the best teaching method, and approach so that the student will work to their maximum potential. While teachers will teach the basics, they will also incorporate the individual goals of the student, and work to assure their success!
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!
Our recommended starting age for trombone is 8. The instrument requires a good amount of lung capacity as well as physical strength with the muscles around the mouth and the ability to maneuver the instrument's sliding valve. While a student younger than 8 might be physically able to play the instrument, this is rare.