Just got your new trombone? Have you had your trombone for a while and have been meaning to take it for a test drive? Or is your child taking band class in school? At Eagle Rock Music Studio in Los Angeles, trombone lessons are offered to musicians of all ages and skill levels. Our trombone students frequently include young children and adults alike; some aspire to be professionals while others simply study the instrument for recreational enrichment. If your situation fits either scenario, or if it lies somewhere in the middle, Eagle Rock has something for you that will expand your musical horizons.
The trombone belongs to the brass family of instruments, and until the 18th century it was referred to as the sackbut; “trombone” is simply the Italian word for sackbut. (The sackbut itself dates back to the 15th century.) Unlike other brass instruments, the trombone utilizes a slide mechanism that adjusts the length, which alters the pitch.
Traditionally, the trombone is a part of countless ensembles and settings: orchestras, marching bands, concert bands, even solo and chamber music. Of course, the trombone has been used in jazz music as well, gaining popularity within the genre during the swing/big band era. Today, trombones are commonly found in swing, jazz, merengue, salsa, R&B, ska, and in the brass bands of New Orleans.
At Eagle Rock Music Studio, we believe every student should learn something new each time he or she visits us, and that lessons should be fun, engaging, and exciting. Our coursework focuses on tone production, sight-reading, music theory, and jazz improvisation. We also understand that each student has their own goals and learning styles, and that it is important to tailor the lessons to the individual needs of each and every student. As a result, all of our trombone lessons are private/one-on-one.
We offer two course paths for trombone players: one for professionals and another for recreation. Practice is extremely important for developing a working proficiency with your instrument (regardless of skill level), but actually becoming a working professional requires honing these skills under the guidance of an instructor who can identify your goals and help you work towards turning your dreaming into doing. Playing for recreation may eliminate the stress involved in playing competitively, but the same principle of identifying goals and working towards their specific solutions still applies when teaching within this setting.
Eagle Rock Music Studios is located just north of downtown Los Angeles between Glendale and Pasadena. We look forward to seeing you come by. For more information or to set up a lesson, please call us at 323-309-8467.