10 Complete Lessons


• Video Tutorials • Written Text

• Lesson Quizzes • Recording Assignments 

• PDF Sheet Music Downloads • Visual Graphics • iPad Apps 


• Brass Instrument History • Basic Music Theory 

• Listening Assignments using special curated YouTube playlist of trombone performance videos

Midterm • Final Exam


• Direct Interaction w XO Trombone Artist & Course Creator Darren Kramer

Everything you need to get started playing the trombone from the very beginning - I'll show you how to take it out of the case, assemble it, play your first notes, learn to read music, etc. You'll be playing songs like Happy Birthday & Star Spangled Banner in just a few weeks!


Music is the Universal Language

The Trombone is God's Voice :)

Music is a language and communication skill, so you will be encouraged to listen, speak, read, and write just as you would in any language class. Therefore, vocabulary terms and definitions will be emphasized, but general music notation will also be introduced in the form of written music. I will help you every step of the way and your progress will be evaluated through periodic recording assignments, practice journal entries, lesson quizzes, a midterm and a final exam. 

iBone App

I'll show you how to use this awesome $3 smartphone app to help you learn all the trombone notes and slide positions

Your First Three Notes

You'll be playing your first three notes by Lesson 2 with full multicam video and written text to help you understand everything you need to know.

Cleaning Your Trombone

In Lesson 5, I'll walk you through the cleaning process step-by-step so you can keep your horn in proper working order and stay healthy while you play!

Trombone: Basics 1 Curriculum

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My Promise To You

The pure joy, the life experiences, and the personal relationships I have enjoyed as a professional trombonist are beyond words. This instrument is so versatile and expressive it can transcend words and transport you to any musical world you desire.

I will be your tour guide.

*If you aren't satisfied with this course in any way, I'll give you a full refund, and we can still be friends :)