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Benjamin P.

Chicago, IL

$60/hour

Professional Trombonist Available for Lessons

In-person lessons
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$60/Hour


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University of Denver
Jazz Studies
DePaul University
Enrolled

Education

University of Denver (Jazz Studies)

DePaul University (Enrolled)

About Benjamin

Ben, a University of Denver graduate, is an experienced and versatile trombonist/educator based in Chicago. Ben is currently pursuing a Master's in Jazz Studies from DePaul University. As a freelance musician in Denver, Ben has played in a variety of musical settings ranging from big band jazz to Steely Dan cover bands. From 2014 to 2015, Ben traveled to over 30 countries playing music aboard cruise ships.

Ben's teaching philosophy is simple: cater to the student's interests and learning style. Ben has studied with a diverse range of teachers with contrasting teaching styles. He draws from what he has learned from all of his teachers to create individual lesson plans for each student based on his or her needs.

Ben brings professional musical experience and a commitment to ensuring his students have fun while learning and improving.

Ben is available to teach lessons in trombone, jazz improvisation, beginning piano, and music theory. Please don't hesitate to reach out with any questions you may have!
Ben, a University of Denver graduate, is an experienced and versatile trombonist/educator based in Chicago. Ben is currently pursuing a Master's in Jazz Studies from DePaul University. As a freelance musician in Denver, Ben has played in a variety of musical settings ranging from big band jazz to Steely Dan cover bands. From 2014 to 2015, Ben Read more

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Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Chicago, IL 60614
In-person lessons

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Music Theory

I have taken years of both classical and jazz music theory at the university level. I specialize in teaching the application of music theory to improve music performance. I also teach compositional application.

Piano

I have taken courses in piano at the university level and am experienced at teaching beginners. I focus on teaching students to read music, learn theory, play scales and arpeggios with correct fingerings and learning basic songs.

Trombone

I have a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies from the University of Denver on trombone. I have taught privately for five years and have years of freelance experience playing jazz, classical, salsa, musical theater, and more. I am currently pursuing and Master's in Jazz Studies from DePaul University in Chicago.

University of Denver
Jazz Studies
DePaul University
Enrolled

Education

University of Denver (Jazz Studies)

DePaul University (Enrolled)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $60.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Benjamin will travel within 20 miles of Chicago, IL 60614.