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Trombone Lessons with Dave Sherman

I have been teaching trombone for several years. It started with just one student then it was two, then before I knew it I had six. My students range in age from 11 to 56 years old. Trombone playing is very physical. Tonguing, breathing, posture, slide technique are all physical parts of trombone playing that often get neglected. I prepare individualized lessons based on the student's needs.

Dave's Daily Warm-up

My early years were spent studying with my uncle Sammy Sherman, a fine jazz trombonist. He emphasized the basics but more importantly he knew what it took to "get around the horn" and he showed us how to do it. He taught me doodle tonguing before there was a book on it. Sammy inspired us. Three of his four students became professional trombonists and three are still playing, over 40 years later. I am always learning new techniques to help me and my students. 

The cost for a 45 minute lesson given in the student's home is typically $30 and may be slightly more depending on the travel distance. Lessons are typically given weekly, or for more advanced students, every other week. Single lessons are also given to address specific issues. 

Dave can be reached at: dsherman772@hotmail.com