Lesson Match has experienced instructors available to teach learners of all ages how to play the trombone! We offer lessons for beginner to advanced students, and our music teachers are familiar with classical, blues, contemporary, and jazz styles of music. Recommendations for Trombone Lessons If you are considering learning the trombone, that’s great! It is never too late to begin a new hobby and develop a new passion.
There are a few things you will need before you begin your trombone lessons.
First, and most important, you will need to obtain both a trombone and a mouthpiece. You can purchase a beginner model trombone or you can rent one from a reputable music store. Renting may be a wise choice for beginners who have never played the trombone before. When choosing a mouthpiece, beginners to the trombone should consult a music teacher or professional for their advice. There is a wide variety of mouthpiece styles and sizes available, and it can be hard for beginners to know which model to choose. Other pieces of equipment you will need are: a sturdy case for your trombone, a bottle or stick of slide oil, and a music stand to use when you practice at home. With these supplies, you should be ready to start your lessons! For parents considering enrolling their child in trombone lessons, there are a few things you should consider. First, the trombone is designed so that different notes must be played by moving a slide back and forth. To reach some notes, the slide must be fully extended. Parents should keep in mind that many young learners do not yet have the arm length to play all the notes on the trombone properly. It can also be difficult for very young children to be able to detect the proper notes and pitches by ear, which is an essential element of trombone playing. For these reasons, music teachers recommend that students begin trombone lessons at the age of 9 or above. If you would like your child to have an early musical start, you might consider having your child take piano lessons in order to learn how to read and play music until they are old enough to play the trombone.