Beginning-level trombones, known also as student models, are relatively cheap and available through many music shops or instrument catalogs. Some music shops can also provide trombone rentals. Something to look for with a used trombone is to be sure that the instrument can be taken apart and put together easily and is relatively free of dents. Your teacher can also help with the selection of an instrument and all the accessories required to keep it in great condition.
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.
Children can start trombone lessons in the 3rd grade, or around age 8. The must have enough lung capacity to produce a good tone, and have long enough arms to reach the furthest slide positions. Trombone lessons offer students a real advantage in school music programs, and should be thought of as a requirement unless they get enough individual attention from their band director who is also familiar with brass instruments.