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Rob B.

Northwestern and Juilliard-Trained Musician and Teacher

Northwestern and Juilliard-Trained Musician and Teacher

$50/hour

  • 5 hours tutoring

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Hello! My name is Rob, and I am a professional educator and trombonist. I earned a Master of Music degree Northwestern University and my Bachelor of Music degree from Juilliard, both with a focus on trombone performance. I have experience tutoring, teaching private trombone lessons, and working with groups of students. I have worked with students of all ability levels and ages, from pre-Kindergarten through adult.

In all my teaching, I try to keep rote memorization of facts to a minimum....

Hello! My name is Rob, and I am a professional educator and trombonist. I earned a Master of Music degree Northwestern University and my Bachelor of Music degree from Juilliard, both with a focus on trombone performance. I have experience tutoring, teaching private trombone lessons, and working with groups of students. I have worked with students of all ability levels and ages, from pre-Kindergarten through adult.

In all my teaching, I try to keep rote memorization of facts to a minimum. Instead, we will focus on learning about general patterns, systems, and trends. Once students understands that framework--whether it is a historical period, a common chord progression, or a musical phrase--they have an easier time remembering specific examples, and are better prepared to apply the concept in new situations. Instead of giving the students the answers to their questions, I work on giving them the tools to figure out the answers themselves.

This same approach applies in my lesson teaching. Whether the student is a beginner or has been playing for many years, my goal is to provide the tools they need to self-correct while practicing and become their own teacher. We will focus on learning the fundamental elements of musicality students need to express themselves and convey the spirit of each piece, while working to improve their trombone technique as a means of playing more expressively.

During my time in school, I studied and performed with many of the world's leading brass musicians and teachers. I do my best to pass what I have learned from them onto my students. I also completed both fundamental and advanced coursework in music theory and music history, including classes with a focus on counterpoint, analysis, 20th century music, and much more.

I am passionate about helping students succeed, whatever success means to them! Whether you are preparing for the AP music theory exam, an audition, a performance, or are just interested in learning more about music or picking up a new instrument, I am excited to work w


Education

Juilliard School
Music--Trombone
Northwestern Unversity
Masters

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History

Music History

Music History

I have a Master of Music degree from Northwestern University and a Bachelor of Music degree from Juilliard. Over the course of my studies I became fascinated by music history. In addition to the fundamental music history curriculum required of all Juilliard music undergraduates, I have taken additional courses focusing on nationalism and exoticism, 20th century opera, the intersection of music history with art history, and more.

Music

General Music,

General Music

I have a Master of Music degree from Northwestern University and a Bachelor of Music degree from Juilliard. During my combined 6 years of post-secondary music education, I studied music theory, music history, ear training, sight singing, and more. I am qualified to tutor any general music topic.
Music History,

Music History

I have a Master of Music degree from Northwestern University and a Bachelor of Music degree from Juilliard. Over the course of my studies I became fascinated by music history. In addition to the fundamental music history curriculum required of all Juilliard music undergraduates, I have taken additional courses focusing on nationalism and exoticism, 20th century opera, the intersection of music history with art history, and more.
Music Theory,

Music Theory

In my studies at Juilliard and Northwestern, I took a combined 12 semesters of music theory coursework. This includes classes on the fundamentals of music theory as well as advanced courses in analysis, counterpoint, music cognition, and more.
Trombone

Trombone

I have a Master of Music degree from Northwestern University and a Bachelor of Music degree from Juilliard. I have studied with many of the world's leading trombone performers and pedagogues, including Joe Alessi, Michael Mulcahy, Tim Higgins, and many more. While at Northwestern, I also served as the graduate assistant teacher for non-music majors studying the trombone.

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$50/hour

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Rob B.

$50/hour

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Contact Rob

Response time: 43 minutes