When beginning lessons, you must first decide if you are going to rent or buy your instrument. Most music stores will offer a rental program so that you will be able to pay monthly for a used instrument. While almost all will be in good quality, you will want to make sure they are dent free and the parts are easy to take apart, and reassemble. If you are looking to buy, student trombones can be purchased through music shops or instrument catalogs, and will be relatively inexpensive.
In-home trombone lessons are a convenient option for improving your musical skills. In home lessons are virtually the same in every aspect as lessons taught in a studio. You can let Musika know what days and times work best and the teacher will arrange to teach lessons in your home for the same price as in-studio lessons.
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!
Adult students often choose to study jazz or blues once they have mastered the basics, as the trombone can help solidify their love for big band or latin music. The trombone is an instrument which requires dedication, and daily practice is required in order to develop a good tone and love for the instrument.
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.