Before getting an instrument, consider the level of the student and the amount you are willing to spend. In the short term it will be cheaper to rent a trombone, but serious students should consider purchasing their own instrument. Most new students should choose a small bore, straight trombone that is designed for beginners. More advanced students might consider F-rotor trombones that allow for greater range, but the advantages afforded and the needs of the student should be discussed with your teacher before purchasing.
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.
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 recommended for older children, beginning around age 8. While it is possible that a younger student may be able to play, it is rare. The instrument requires a larger lung capacity, with lots of breath control. Lip and mouth strength is also needed to produce a quility tone, as well as physical strenth to move the sliding valve.