Chris Waage, Bass Trombonist
Private Lessons


I curently offer private lessons in my home studio in east Independence. My 2014 rates:
  • $15 per 1/2 hour lesson
  • $25 per hour lesson
Lesson Expectations

I realize this is stating the obvious, but I expect every student to come to lessons prepared. This includes having a working instrument, all necessary books, and having practiced the assignment from the previous week.

This always raises a question: How much practice time do you require per week?
Simple answer: However much practice time it takes for you to master the assigned material.

My recommendations are:
  • 6th grade: 20-30 minutes per day, five days per week.
  • 7th grade: 30-40 minutes per day, five days per week.
  • 8th grade: 45-60 minutes per day, five days per week.
  • High school: 60 minutes or more per day, five days per week.
Required Materials

To succeed in any endevor, you will need tools. The necessary tools for success as a musician playing trombone are minimal when compared to other instruments. For private lessons, I require the following items for all students:
  • A quality instrument, in good, working condition.
  • Slide lube, and/or rotary valve oil.
  • An electronic metronome.
  • A tuner.
  • Your lesson notebook (provided at no cost as a part of your lessons).
  • Your own copy of all assigned studies and solos.
    Please note: I do not provide music beyond that which is included in the lesson notebook. You are responsible for purchasing all method books and solos. Unless the book is out of print, photocopies are not acceptable
Please see my Resources page for listings of recommended brands of equipment.

To schedule a lesson, please contact me at your convenience.
Bach/Greenhoe Bass Trombone



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