Gift Certificates Available. SHOP NOW!

Musika Music Lessons
We'll match you with the perfect teacher!

Lesson Special - Up to 20% OFF! Get Started Now with a Risk-Free Trial!

Evan S In HomeHome In StudioStudio Teaches OnlineOnline
avatar
Instruments: Trumpet, Trombone, Euphonium, French Horn, Tuba
Styles: Classical, Jazz, Pop, Rock, Blues, Folk, Country, R&b, Gospel, Musical Theater, Opera, Latin, Funk, Hip Hop, Electronic, Flamenco, Salsa, Showtunes, Spirituals, Reggae, Merengue, Latin Jazz, Swing, New Age, Samba, Bossa Nova, Soul, Marching Band, Punk, Mariachi, Avant-Garde

avatar

Evan S In Home In Studio Teaches Online
Instruments: Trumpet, Trombone, Euphonium, French Horn, Tuba
Styles: Classical, Jazz, Pop, Rock, Blues, Folk, Country, R&b, Gospel, Musical Theater, Opera, Latin, Funk, Hip Hop, Electronic, Flamenco, Salsa, Showtunes, Spirituals, Reggae, Merengue, Latin Jazz, Swing, New Age, Samba, Bossa Nova, Soul, Marching Band, Punk, Mariachi, Avant-Garde

Where I Teach:
In Your Home My Studio Online
Ages Taught: 10-80
Levels Taught:

EMAIL US OR CALL 877-687-4524

Verification

Background check cleared

Social security verified

Name verified

Phone verified

Email verified

Address verified

Studio Locations
ABOUT
Degrees / Training / Special Info:
Master Degree: calarts - performer / composer , Course Work: Colburn School conservatory of Music
Awards:

Invited to 

 International Ensemble Modern Akademie

2015 Impuls, Graz austria

2014, multiple tape releases

2012-14, Herb Alpert Scholarship recipient, California Insittute of the Arts

Overview:
I'm a professional trombonist, specializing in the fields of orchestral classical music, and also avant garde contemporary music, and improvised creative music. I was the first trombonist to graduate with a BM from the Colburn School, an intensely rigorous, professional level orchestra, and conservatory, I had the opportunity to work with the Ensemble Modern one of the premier European new music ensembles, and Frank Zappa's self proclaimed "last band".  In 2014, I graduated from the California Institute of the Arts,  where I studied composition, experimental music, and improvisation, and focused primarily on developing my own style of live electronics and improvisation via the trombone. I now maintain performances as a classical trombonist, while also performing regularly in the creative music scene in Portland. In 2014, I will have several recording projects released on various tape labels, and will travel again to Europe in 2015 to attend the Impuls academy. 
EXPERIENCE
Since the age of 10 (20 years ago), I have heard the trombone on a regular basis. My brother was serious about playing so naturally I absorbed the sound, and an idea of how to approach the instrument from listening to his lessons and practice. My interest in the trombone has taken me across the country, and the globe, to work with various performers in various contexts. My primary teachers were performers in the legendary low brass sections of the Chicago, NY, LA, San Francisco, symphonies. At other times I studied with members of the Ensemble Modern in Germany. Most recently my musical studies have focused around composition and experimental music performance. I believe that the ultimate lesson that I learned from the best of the teachers, was how to teach oneself how to teach oneself, as you are your own best teacher. I believe that I can impart and share the knowledge that was shared ot me, for the next generation of performers.   
METHODS USED
I tailor my teaching style to each student given their musical interests, and the aspects of their playing that need to be addressed to allow the student to succeed and improve.  Students of all ages will focus on singing, buzzing, and playing melodies by ear and basic technique to strengthen fundamentals. Beginning students: Essential Elements, ensemble music, beginning solo and ensemble repertoire. basic techncial studies such as scalesa and arpeggios.  Intermediate students: Rochut book 1. Arbans, Kopprasch, Blume technical studies. Lip slurs and range expanding expercises. More advanced solo repertoire and ensemble music.  Advanced students: Rochut books I, II. Arbans, Kopprasch, Blazhevich clef studies, excepts from the orchestra repertoire,  more advanced solo and ensemble music.
LESSON STYLE
Every student requires a uniquely tailored teaching style, but also they possess a unique set of strengths and "weaknesses" that will be addressed. I do not believe in the "cookie-cutter" approach to teaching. I believe that fundamentals (scales, tuning exercises, lip slurs, technical excecises) are important as these are the key to unlocking the instrument as a means of self-expression, by eliminitating the infamilarity and oddness of the trombone. That being said, I believe that technique should be approached in the most musical way possible, and I strive to teach technique through actual music.  My teachers, as were most successful brass players, were influenced by the legendary tubist of the Chicago Symphony, Arnold Jacobs. Jacobs approach of "song and wind" is the basis for my teaching style. It is essential as a brass player to focus on hearing the sound in your mind, training your ear, and allowing your body to produce the result without intervention.  To train students to hear the sound, to learn to play with others, I believe strongly in demonstrating examples on the trombone for the student, playing things back and forth, and sometimes playing together.     
PHOTOS & VIDEOS
Teacher Video
Teacher Video
0 REVIEW
Leave a Review
Verification

Background check cleared

Social security verified

Name verified

Phone verified

Email verified

Address verified

Studio Locations
BBB A+ rating
Check out our A+

Rating from the Better Business Bureau

Risk Free Trial Lesson
100% Risk-Free Trial Lesson

If you are not satisfied after your trial lesson, you will not be charged and we can match you with another teacher.

Ready to Get Started? Take a Risk Free Trial Lesson!

No credit card required.

Select all the days/times the student would be available to start lessons. Selecting "3pm - 7pm" means the student can start as early as 3pm or start as late as 7pm. It is important that you select as many days and the widest window of start times for each day as possible. That will help us make a match with one of our teachers.

Ok

Are you sure that's your only availability? The more availability you easier it will be to arrange a teacher for you.

Up to 20% OFF!