About the Studio

Fall 2020 Update:

ASU is using a hybrid in-person and remote model known as ASU Sync. In the trombone studio, I am teaching remotely for the beginning of the semester but hope to incorporate in-person teaching in October. We are doing some Saturday morning warm-ups and chorale-playing outdoors.

We are creating projects using Bandlab and plan to create videos of chamber groups and the trombone choir. Stay tuned!

The ASU Trombone Studio is a supportive community where students are encouraged and challenged to take initiative in pursuit of their musical aspirations. The trombone studio at ASU is driven by three basic principles.

Ownership:

As a student, you are expected to take ownership in the learning process. I can guide, explain, suggest, prod, and demonstrate but in the end, the only person in that practice room day after day is you.

Community:

We are working together to serve something larger than ourselves. We can achieve more if we find ways to support each other. I want to have a strong trombone community at ASU. By harnessing our collective energy and creativity we can create a positive learning community for everyone.

Professionalism:

You are training to be a professional. The best way to do that is to act like a professional now. I have seen so many examples of people succeeding or failing in life largely because of how they comported themselves.