Lesson Feesfrom $50.00 / 30 Minutes
Dylan Toombs earned his degree from the University of North Texas in Music Performance with a concentration in Euphonium Performance. During his educational endeavors at the University of North Texas, he was honored to study with the world-renown Dr. Brian Bowman, who instilled a great love of brass pedagogy and performance within him. In total, Dylan studied directly with Dr. Bowman for over seven years.
Dylan works as a brass specialist in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. His students have consistently won positions within the TMEA All-State ensembles, the Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra, and countless other drum corps and collegiate ensembles. In his free time, Dylan enjoys composing, teaching marching band, and playing in groups such as the Dallas Winds.
Toombs currently holds positions as brass coordinator with the Bluecoats drum and bugle corps and as a brass consultant with the Spirit of Atlanta drum and bugle corps. Previously, he was a brass staff member with Carolina Crown and the Assistant Brass Caption Manager at The Cavaliers. Prior to teaching, Toombs was a performing member of Carolina Crown . Toombs received the brass member of the year with Carolina Crown for the 2014 season. Throughout his drum corps career, Dylan has been a part of five Jim Ott high brass awards and a world championship in 2013.
He is in year ten as a visual specialist, music consultant, and design advisor for the Marcus High School Marching Band, in Flower Mound, TX. During his time at Marcus, he has been a part of six State Championship appearances, including two bronze medals and one gold medal state championship placement; as well as two BOA Grand Nationals Finals appearances in 2017 and 2021.
I have a very analytical brain and the application of this to my music pedagogy leads me to approach teaching in a technical (but accessible) manner. Through teaching high school/ middle school/ and collegiate level students for 11 years, I have been able to develop the ability to communicate and portray the ins-and-outs of playing the euphonium to all different age-groups and skill-levels. I value my depth of analysis and accessible portrayal of information as some of my greatest teaching strengths. I'm quick to adapt and can quickly identify the best individually catered approach to each student.
Once a student has progressed fundamentally to an acceptable degree, venturing into a greater level of musicality becomes one of my most enjoyable endeavors. Compartmentalizing the many facets of playing brass instruments is my strong suit; and I have come to learn that through these educational frameworks, my students are able to quickly and easily grasp how to play a musical instrument at a higher level.
Routine is the most important thing for a student to develop. I always begin by setting this up first.
Once a student has demonstrated mature self-control of their routine, I find it best to listen and apply small, incremental improvements to their playing. It is one thing to have a plan on how to clean your house, it is another to actually get started. I find it best to lead with one step at a time to keep it from becoming overwhelming.
Consistent practice is essential to one's musical training. There are times when I may request the students to record themselves and send me their recordings as a means of accountability.
Over the years, I have developed my own private teaching syllabus that is malleable to all different types of students. Through the application of Remington, Arban, Clarke, Bai Lin, Bordogni, and my own works; I have created a course that is effective for anyone and everyone.
Remington Fundamentals (Condensed Page Warm-Up) - Supplied by myself.
Arban: Complete Method for Trombone and Euphonium
Clarke-Gordon: Technical Studies
Bai Lin: Lip Flexibilities
Rochut-Bordogni: Melodious Etudes for Trombone