Sam S.

Certified teacher in trombone, music theory, composition
From £15.00 / 30 min.

Lowest price includes 20% discount for block booking.

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From £15.00 / 30 min.

Lowest price includes 20% discount for block booking.

About Sam S.

Sam is a friendly, constructive and highly qualified music teacher with a first class degree in Music from the University of Bristol. He has a broad and exciting range of trombone experience, from playing in county-level orchestras to playing with funk ensembles in some of Europe's top night-clubs. This range of experience, combined with a strong academic background from a top UK University, means Sam is able to tailor his lessons based on the student's requirements, experience and passions.

Trombone Lessons
Sam's primary instrument is the Trombone, with a specialist focus on jazz trombone playing. Whether you're a complete beginner looking to blow your first note, or an experience player hoping to get into the intricacies of jazz improvisation, Sam will be able to teach and guide you through these.

During your trombone lessons with Sam, you will be working on:
- Principles of brass playing, including tone, range and breathing
- Learning pieces both by ear or through sheet music
- Musicality, including phrasing and dynamics
- Studying different genres and how to adapt your playing to suit
- Performance etiquette in different contexts
- Researching other brass players for inspiration and ideas

Music Theory Lessons
Throughout his Music degree, Sam focused on music theory and is able to understand the inner workings of music across a broad range of genres. A key principle of Sam’s lessons will be ensuring that the student fully understands the theory they are learning, by putting it in context and linking it to music that the student enjoys.

During your music theory lessons with Sam, you will be working on:
- Harmony, melody and rhythm
- Reading sheet music, including different clefs
- Diving deeper into genres that the student chooses, from classical to jazz
- Working towards ABRSM Grade 5 Music Theory if the student chooses

Composition Lessons
Sam has gained a wide array of compositional skills through University and ensemble work. As the conductor of Bristol University Jazz Orchestra, Sam had responsibility for arranging music for the band and was able to gain insight into the compositional techniques behind jazz, funk, pop and soul.

During your composition lessons with Sam, you will be working on:
- Using harmonic language, from types of chords to relationships between chords
- How to construct catchy and effective melodies
- Using exciting rhythmic ideas in your compositions
- Understanding of instruments and how to use different instruments to great effect

Your First Lesson
No matter which lesson you choose, your first lesson with Sam will be mainly an informal chat about what you would like to get out of these lessons. This will help Sam and the student get to know each other and begin to build a trusting relationship. Depending on your experience, you might get stuck in with some playing or some music theory exercises so that Sam can gauge your experience.


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