Lessons

Ross Holcombe teaching a lesson

Interested in lessons? Click here to contact Ross!

Currently offering online lessons on Zoom and other platforms.

Ross Holcombe teaches private trombone and euphonium students of all levels in the Tampa Bay area and across Florida. Ross will help you achieve your goals in music whether you're a beginner, high school student, college student, or even an adult wanting to stay current with your playing.

Private lessons for college students focus on the future playing and professional ambitions of the student. Most lessons begin with a discussion of goal-setting. Based on those goals the lessons may focus on:

  • Reconnecting to the reasons for wanting to play music

  • Career goals

  • Audition and performance success

  • Orchestral excerpts

  • Solo repertoire and etudes

  • Developing a daily routine

  • Graduate program auditions

Private lessons for middle and high school students are tailored to the individual goals of the student and may focus on such topics as:

  • Developing a love of music

  • Technique in service of expression

  • All-State auditions and Solo and Ensemble

  • College music admissions or scholarship auditions

  • Solo repertoire and etudes

  • Music theory

  • Practice and study techniques

  • Finding the enjoyment and ease of playing

Ross's students have been accepted to top university and conservatory graduate and undergraduate programs across the country, including:

  • New England Conservatory

  • The Juilliard School

  • Eastman School of Music

  • Michigan State University

  • DePaul University

  • Florida State University

  • University of Washington

In addition, Ross's students are frequently accepted as members of the All-State Band and Orchestra, and are encouraged to participate in youth orchestra, band festivals, and Solo and Ensemble.

If you have interest in bringing your playing to the next level, please click here to contact Ross about rates and availability.