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Jonathan Tan

Jonathan Tan


Trombone Lessons | Jazz Improvisation Lessons, Online Lessons

  • Qualifications: Bachelor of Music (Jazz Performance)
  • Pricing: Between $35 and $70. Dependant on duration and frequency of lessons.
  • Styles: Jazz, Classical, Contemporary
  • Suitability: Trombone lessons for all levels, and general brass lessons for beginner to intermediate levels.


Jonathan Tan is a graduate of New Zealand School of Music where he studied Jazz Performance Trombone and was a recipient of both the Massey University High Achievers Scholarship in Arts and a Bonded Merit Scholarship for Achievement in Jazz Performance. Jonathan currently enjoys performing, touring and recording as a freelance trombonist, and teaching brass and tutoring bands both privately and at a number of Auckland schools.


Jonathan has featured with a number of prominent New Zealand acts including Katchafire, Tahuna Breaks, Sons of Zion, Auckland Jazz Orchestra, Auckland Neophonic Jazz Orchestra (with Tim Beveridge), Queen City Big Band, Rodger Fox Big Band, Tuxedo Swing Orchestra, Aaradhna, The Managers, Jocee Tuck, Foundation, Yebiisu, Batucada Sound Machine, and dDub.


Jonathan also enjoys musical theatre and has performed in pit orchestras and show bands for productions of Chicago, Cabaret, The Full Monty, Hairspray, The Hot Mikado, Miss Saigon, Phantom of the Opera, The Producers, Seussical, Spamalot, Urinetown, as well as three productions of both Les Miserables and West Side Story. Jonathan was also the trombonist for Auckland Theatre Company’s 2014 production of Jesus Christ Superstar (sponsored by Kensington Swan) and their 2015 production of Guys and Dolls (sponsored by Audi).


Jonathan has performed at many prominent local festivals including the Auckland Big Day Out (2010), Bay Dreams (2016), BW Summer Festival (2013), Jim Beam Homegrown (2014, 2015), the Kingsland Festival (2011), St Jerome’s Laneway Festival in Auckland (2018), One Love (2015), On The Lawn (2015), Parachute (2010, 2011), Prana New Years Festival (2010-2011, 2011 – 2012, 2012 – 2013), Raggamuffin (2011, 2012), Splore (2012, 2018, 2019) and WOMAD (2015).

Teaching Info

Teaching Experience


Trombone/Low Brass Tutor at ACG Parnell College (2013 – 2017), Dilworth School (2017 – present), Diocesan School for Girls (2011 – present), Epsom Girls Grammar School (2017 – present), Glendowie College (2017 – present), Northcote College (2012 – present), Sacred Heart College (2014 – 2019), St Cuthbert’s College (2017 – present), and Westlake Boys High School (2011 – present).


General Brass Tutor at King’s School (2011 – present), Michael Park School (2015 – 2017), Kohimarama School (2008 – 2012), Glenfield Music Centre (2013 – 2019), Mangere College (2011 – 2015), and Waitakere College (2011 – 2019).


Jazz Combo Tutor at Diocesan School for Girls (2011 – present), and Waitakere College (2012 – 2019).

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