Chicago Trombone Lessons

The Jerry Evans School of Music seeks to be one of the top Brass Programs in all of Chicagoland, and provides excellent Trombone instruction to all students of any skill level from Dr. Ryan Thielman. Whether playing in school orchestra, school band, Jazz band, solo, in an audition orchestra/band, in a rock band, or just for fun at home, students will receive a thorough Trombone education in environment of excellence and fun.

Dr. Ryan Thielman is an in-demand performer, arranger, and educator across the Chicagoland area. Dr. Thielman holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in trumpet performance from the University of Missouri at Kansas City, a Master of Arts degree in jazz performance from the University of Cincinnati, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in jazz performance from Roosevelt University. Dr. Thielman has taught at the college level as a guest lecturer in the classroom as well an ensemble coach.

Dr. Thielman has performed with multiple award-winning artists including Buddy Guy, B.B. King, Tito Puente Jr., Tech N9ne, Susan Tedeschi, Elle King, The O’Jays, and Bobby Watson.

As an ensemble leader, Dr. Thielman co-founded and co-led the Foundation 627 Big Band of Kansas City, the Ryan Thielman Jazz Quartet, the Dexter Gordon Tribute Society Red, and the Greenlight Jazz Duo. As a side man, Dr. Thielman regularly performs with the Chicago Blues Allstars, The Marty Sammons Orchestra, and the Mike Dangerous Orchestra throughout Chicago.

The JESM Brass program empowers musicians using proper fundamentals, a core curriculum designed to fit each student’s needs, and helping students connect to music where they can also play music that they choose. From J.S. Bach, to Antonio Vivaldi, to Ludwig Van Beethoven, to Wolfang Amadeus Mozart, to Movie/Broadway themes, to Jazz music, or Pop/Rock/Funk music, a student can learn it at the JESM. Your student will excel in their school’s orchestra and school’s band programs as Dr. Thielman will work hand in hand with the music of your student’s orchestra/band teacher.

Trombone Lessons cover all or part of the following information based on the students’ level, needs, and goals:

Music Fundamentals: Reading music/sight reading, basic music theory, and playing by ear.

Technique: Proper technique, embouchure, tone development, breath control, articulation, and scales.

Musicality: Understanding the dynamics and interpretation of music, phrasing, and improvisation.

Style: Developing Trombone skills in classical, jazz, and contemporary styles like Rock, Pop, Blues, etc…

Throughout the year, students have the opportunity to show off their musical skills and play their favorite music in concerts, recitals, or live gigs!