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Teaching Philosophy

Learning a new instrument can be overwhelming. Getting better at your instrument can feel impossible. But with good mentorship and a supportive community, I believe learning trombone--and getting better at it--becomes easier and more fun!

Here's how we do that:

  • Provide you opportunities to connect with like-minded students within and outside of Long Beach, including a studio icebreaker party, studio recitals, and organized trips to local concerts.

  • Opportunities to perform in the community, and guidance on creating those opportunities for yourself, such as performing in a holiday trombone choir.

  • Opportunities to meet, work with, and pick the brains of music industry professionals.

This is all in addition to:

  • Honing in on the fundamentals of good trombone playing.

  • Incorporating playing, singing, listening, and games into lessons and daily practice.

  • Encouraging you to play an active role in your music education, providing opportunities to make choices on your terms during and outside of lessons.


  • Exploring multiple styles of music (like how playing Brahms is a whole different ball game than playing Count Bassie).

  • Working with a USC alum with 10+ years of music industry experience

And all of this at YOUR pace.

Sounds fun, right?

Philosophy: Bio
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