Introduction to Trombone | Lessonface

Introduction to Trombone

Introduction to Trombone with Natalie Cressman

In this thorough course, learn from Manhattan School of Music alumna and Lessonface teacher Natalie Cressman the basics of how to play the trombone. From the first steps as how to produce sound to learning a song by Natalie herself.
Designed and taught by Natalie Cressman, this course is recommended for beginner musicians or accomplished practitioners of other instruments.

  • Topics Covered:     
    • Parts of the trombone
    • Embouchure
    • Notes and partials
    • Slide positions
    • Bb Major scale
    • Breathing techniques
    • Staccato and legato articulations
    • Embouchure and slide exercises
    • Learn "Love Me Blind" by Natalie Cressman


Steadily evolving in many directions, the 25-year-old Cressman has already put down deep roots in several overlapping scenes. A prodigiously talented New York City-based trombonist, she’s spent the past seven years touring the jam band circuit as a horn player and vocalist with Phish's Trey Anastasio (and recently played with Phish at Madison Square Garden).

Deeply versed in Latin jazz, post-bop, pop, and Brazilian music, she tapped the interlaced traditions on her first two solo albums, 2012’s Unfolding and 2014’s Turn the Sea.

Now teaching with Lessonface she can conciliate her students with her busy touring schedule. You can check out her Lessonface profile here.


Enroll to receive immediate, lifetime access to this 55-minute video-based course.
For a limited time, we are offering a 30-day license to this course for free. No payment information necessary.
We also offer an option above to get lifetime access to the course for $5.95.
You may also learn more and save by bundling in two 30-minute private online lessons with Natalie, essentially getting the course for free.

This course was recorded April 2018 at the Lessonface studio in the West Village, NYC.
Watch this course at your convenience. You will receive immediate access upon enrollment.


After enrolling, you can watch this course anytime by logging in to your Lessonface account.
The class is also covered by the Lessonface Guarantee.

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