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Nick M. - Trombone and Music theory Teacher
$60per hour

Trombone Instructor

Nick's lessons:

Trombone, Music Theory

Trombone Lessons

My teaching approach involves a detailed look at both the fundamentals and nuances of trombone playing, but, more importantly, a concerted effort to cultivate a sense of meaning and purpose to the music played. It is my hope that each of my students establishes a unique and important connection to music, in whatever capacity they choose to pursue it.

Levels
Adv
Specialties
classical
free improvisation
new music
Ages
8 to 18

Music theory Lessons

Depending on the students age and interest, we can cover a great variety of topics. For students new to theory, understanding of basic tonal structures such as keys, scales, and chord progressions will lead the way to developing a richer understanding of large forms in western music.

As students develop, a close look at ways of making music outside of traditional theoretical tools will pave the way towards high quality interpretation skills. How does the meaning of a scale change when it is improvised? What happens to a note when its played by one, two, one hundred players? What about the frequencies between the keys of a piano? And what is music anyway? All of these questions can act as starting points for the eager student to develop a richer connection to music, art, and interpretation.

Levels
Adv
Ages
13 to 22

Overview

Nick is a trombonist, performance artist, curator, and art enthusiast. His musical passions involve exploring new sounds, freely improvising, researching the politics of performance, and (of course) listening to as much music as he can.

Nick graduated from DePaul University with a degree in trombone performance, where he studied with Mark Fisher (of the Lyric Opera of Chicago) and Charles Vernon (of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra). While there, Nick played a broad array of repertoire, from baroque to romantic to world premieres of new works.

Nick is also curator and performer for the group Mocrep (www.mocrep.org), a group that in just two years has become an integral part of Chicago's new music community. With this group, he focuses on performing not only with his trombone, but also with found objects and the body, instead of traditional instruments.

Nick is also active in the free improvisation community, and views it as a centrally important part of his practice.

Education

Bachelor of Music in Trombone Performance

Sep 2011 - Jun 2015DePaul University

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Chicago, IL
Near North Ave and California Ave
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