Trombone Lessons

Currently I am offering Virtual Lessons due to the coronavirus social distancing going on.  I've found FaceTime to be the simplest way, either through an iPhone or iPad, but I am happy to use another service if that works better.

I've been finding that 30 minutes is a good length for online lessons for most students, but I'm happy to schedule a longer time if that is needed.  Please contact me for my current rates for online lessons.

Payment can be made to via Venmo, PayPal, QuickPay (Zelle), or if needed just contact me and we can make other arrangements.  Here's a link to PayPal and Venmo services:

 Venmo: @Christopher-Rinaman




Private lessons taught in your home throughout Nassau and Suffolk counties in New York.  I teach trombone, euphonium (baritone horn), tuba, and trumpet for all levels of students.

My teaching style is based around the individual student's needs and interests.  Additional topics I always cover include basic technique like scales and flexibilities, tone, musicality, and how to practice!  I can assist with picking out and working on music for NYSSMA Solo Festivals, as well as learning  jazz improvisation and how to improvise.

Can be setup on a weekly schedule, or scheduled "as-needed."   Please contact me through the form below for more information, rates, and availability. 


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 


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