EVENT: Trombone Masterclass by Eliezer Aharoni

I’m excited to announce that one of the fathers of modern day bass trombone technique, Eliezer Aharoni, will be in the Las Vegas area on January 31st and he has offered to conduct a free masterclass for all of our local trombonists!

Eliezer Aharoni

Eliezer Aharoni

For those not familiar with Mr. Aharoni’s work, he is the former bass trombonist with the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra and current Low Brass Instructor at the Jerusalem Music Center. In 1975, he wrote and published a ground-breaking method book, the New Method for the Modern Bass Trombone, which revolutionized how we approach using the valves. Mr. Aharoni is respected around the world as a master teacher, so this is an extraordinary experience for all of us here in Las Vegas to get to learn a thing or two from him on January 31st at 4:00pm at UNLV.

New Method for the Modern Bass Trombone by Eliezer Aharoni

New Method for the Modern Bass Trombone by Eliezer Aharoni

In his class, Mr. Aharoni told me that he would like to discuss a wide variety topics for both tenor and bass trombonists including; playing comfortably in the high register, proper and safe ergonomics for playing trombones with attachments, as well as a presentation of his two books, the New Method for the Modern Bass Trombone and his latest, The Non-Classic Bass Trombone. Mr. Aharoni’s New Method was the book my teacher at Ithaca College, Dr. Hal Reynolds, used to teach me the bass trombone, so I’m very excited to get to learn from the legend himself!

If you’d like a flyer to print out and post in your band room, studio or share with your trombone students and colleagues, just let me know. While the masterclass is FREE of charge and open to all who’d like to come, we’d like you to RSVP as soon as you can (by 01/24) so not only do we have a general idea of how many people to expect, but also to be able to contact you should there by any changes to the location and/or schedule.

To RSVP, or if you have any questions at all, please don’t hesitate to contact me anytime at ThirdBone {at} gmail {dot} com.

Here’s the info:

What: Trombone Masterclass with Eliezer Aharoni
Where: University of Nevada, Las Vegas – Beam Music Center, Room 159
When: Thursday, January 31st at 4:00pm

Contact: Mike Dobranski – ThirdBone {at} gmail {dot} com

Hope to see you on the 31st!

Link to the Facebook Event Page


Mike Dobranski is a professional bass trombonist, eater of good food and avid couch potato in the Seattle area. Follow Mike on Twitter at @MikeDobranski.


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