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Mr. Brendan W.

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"Hello! My name is Brendan and I am a professional trombone player and private instructor in Chicago. I have experience teaching trombone, jazz, music composition, ear training, music production, and music theory. I have been on the music scene for almost five years now and I have a ton of experience playing with all kinds of ensembles around town. I recently graduated Magna Cum Laude from DePaul more...

"Hello! My name is Brendan and I am a professional trombone player and private instructor in Chicago. I have experience teaching trombone, jazz, music composition, ear training, music production, and music theory. I have been on the music scene for almost five years now and I have a ton of experience playing with all kinds of ensembles around town. I recently graduated Magna Cum Laude from DePaul University School of Music with a BM in Jazz Studies. During my time at DePaul, I had the privilege of studying under the tutelage of Dana Hall, Dennis Carroll, Tim Coffman, Thomas Matta, Mark Fisher, and Charles Vernon. Each of these incredible mentors gave me the tools necessary to be an outstanding music instructor.

To this day, the thing I love the most about teaching music is its endless capacity for learning. I have studied music and the trombone for over 15 years and I still learn something new everyday. For this reason, my mission as a teacher is to grow with each of my students, keeping in mind that we are all on the same journey. The only difference between myself and a student is that we are in different stages of development on our instruments. This sort of transparency I keep with all of my students insures honesty and integrity between teacher and student, and creates a positive, safe environment for learning.

As a performer, my experience is extensive and began in my hometown of Wichita, KS. In 2014 I won First Runner Up in the International Trombone Association's Gilberto Gagliardi competition. That same year I won an audition to be a substitute trombonist for the Wichita Symphony Orchestra. The following year I won the Wichita Symphony's Youth Talent competition. That same year I won the Wichita Art Council Annual Art Awards' Youth Recognition Award. During my college audition saga, I received the ever prestigious Jacobs Award from Indiana University, and I had to decide between Eastman, Indiana, and DePaul. My heart was set on Chicago and in 2015 I attended DePaul University." less...

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fee: $50 (for 60 min)
travel distance: 10 miles
meeting type: in-person (not online)

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Education and Qualifications

certified: Brendan W. is a certified tutor

DePaul University, Jazz, Trombone

Chicago, IL 60647

Subjects Tutored

Music Theory - Ear Training - Trombone - Music Production