Online Trombone Lesson

Online Trombone Lesson:  Study all aspects of trombone and music with Chris Rinaman, a professional New York City freelance trombonist with over 20 years of experience in jazz, Broadway orchestras, and commercial music.  Masters of Music from Manhattan School of Music.

Online lessons available in tenor and bass trombones, euphonium and baritone horn.  Also available for lessons in arranging, orchestration, virtual orchestration and production with Digital Performer and Vienna Ensemble Pro.

Lessons offered through FaceTime or Zoom (or most videoconferencing platforms will work) for all ages and levels of students.

  • Low-brass playing techniques
  • How to Practice
  • Music Theory and Sight Reading
  • Solo and repertoire selection and preparation 
  • Jazz Improvisation and Jazz Theory
  • Trombone Recording and Home Studio Techniques
  • Digital Performer (DAW) instruction and help with building templates
  • Orchestration and Virtual Orchestration Techniques for Home Studio Recording and Producing

My teaching style is based around the individual student's needs and interests.  Topics I always cover include basic technique such as scales and flexibilities, tone, musicality, and how to practice!  I can assist with picking out and working on music for state Solo Festivals, as well as learning jazz improvisation and how to improvise.  In this day of virtual band, I can assist with how to record at home, and how to produce your own music and trombone recordings.

Lessons are available for purchase in advance in blocks of 15 minute times.  For most students, 30 minutes is a good length to cover most basics in a weekly lesson, but for more advanced students, 45 minute or 1 hour lessons are available.  If a student needs some encouragement to develop a regular practice routine, scheduling multiple 15 minute "warm-up" sessions is a good option.

They may be scheduled on a regular or as-needed basis. 

Christopher Rinaman

Teaching Experience 

Private Instructor.  2009- Present.  Long Island New York.  Currently maintains a studio of trombone students of all levels in Nassau & Suffolk counties. 

Low Brass Instructor.  2018- Present.  Leman Conservatory at the Leman Manhattan College Preparatory School. 

Low Brass Instructor. 2019-Present. 92Y School of Music. 

Music Coordinator and Brass Mentor 
Arts Conservatory Project, Police Athletic League, Duncan Center, New York, NY        2003- 2008  

Brass Teacher 
Rincon School of Music, Astoria, NY        2003-2005  
Music School of Westchester, Mamaroneck, NY        1998-2002  
Suzuki Music School, Jacksonville, FL        1994  

EDUCATION 

Manhattan School of Music 
New York, NY  
Master of Music in Jazz Trombone Performance - 1998  

University of North Florida 
Jacksonville, FL  
Bachelor of Music in Trombone Jazz Studies, Summa Cum Laude - 1996

For more information, please contact me using the form below.  And please ask about my FREE introductory 15-minute lesson!