Photography Ray Meibaum

 2016 Studio Recital, Williams Hall, New England Conservatory

2016 Studio Recital, Williams Hall, New England Conservatory

 2014-2015 Students: Teddy Malasky, Andrew Nissen, Victoria Garcia, Colin Griebling

2014-2015 Students: Teddy Malasky, Andrew Nissen, Victoria Garcia, Colin Griebling

For those that inquire about my teaching...

Currently, I teach trombone at the New England Conservatory. (http://necmusic.edu/faculty/stephen-lange) I can carry between 3-5 students at one time, and the main reason for this is so I can spend ample amounts of time with each student.  In addition to wonderful curriculem NEC provides each student, I also work hard to create new and unique opportunities for my students. In addition to the weekly private lesson, we also gather most weeks during the school year (or as the BSO schedule will allow!)  This gives us a chance to broaden our craft to material not quite possible in just one weekly private lesson.  For example, we have had classes on performance technique, audition stress, ensemble skills - intonation and balance, mock auditions, orchestral excerpt coaching, etc.  It's yet again another chance to test out what the student has learned, and another chance to perform it.  The result of this model helps to encourage the students to also rely and learn from one another.  We also plan a studio recital every year - giving the students a chance to play something for the public.  Everyone plays 10-15 minutes, with piano accompaniment, and we will play an ensemble piece to close out the recital.  Again, it is another opportunity to hone those performance skills - a nice "warmup" to the required senior or master's recital!  Whether pursuing the next graduate school or a professional audition, my goal is to make sure each student is prepared for the next step in their journey.  

 

Update (10/1/2016):  I have decided to no longer offer Skype lessons, as connectivity issues have prevented the proper dialogue and learning experience necessary to have a quality lesson.  I may change my mind about this in the future, but for now, regular private lessons in Boston can be scheduled by contacting me at:  stephen.lange@necmusic.edu