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.
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Trombone students will learn the notes of the trombone, how to hit the correct slide positions, and how to shape their embouchure. The trombone is a large brass instrument, and requires quite a bit of air support, so learning how to breathe properly is key. Most students will work on music excerpts from their school band, as well as solo repertoire, and most importantly, how to have fun playing the trombone!
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.