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Jonathan Tan

Trombone Lessons | Cornet Lessons, Euphonium Lessons, Flugelhorn Lessons, Trumpet Lessons, Tuba Lessons | Ensemble Coaching, Theory Lessons

  • Qualifications: Bachelor of Music (Jazz Performance)
  • Pricing: Between $30 and $70. Dependant on duration and frequency of lessons.
  • Styles: Jazz, Classical, Blues, Latin, Reggae, Funk
  • Suitability: Trombone lessons for all levels, and general brass lessons for beginner to intermediate levels.


Jonathan Tan is 27 years old and 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 the Katchafire, Sons of Zion, Tahuna Breaks, Auckland Jazz Orchestra, Auckland Neophonic Jazz Orchestra (with Tim Beveridge), Queen City Big Band, Rodger Fox Big Band, Tuxedo Swing Orchestra, Avalanche City (at the VNZMA 2011), 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, The Producers, Seussical, Spamalot, 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), 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), and WOMAD (2015).

Teaching Info

Teaching Experience

Trombone Tutor at ACG Parnell College (2013 – 2017), Diocesan School for Girls (2011 – present), Northcote College (2012 – present), Sacred Heart College (2014 – present), and Westlake Boys High School (2011 – present)

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

Jazz Combo / Jazz Band Director Diocesan School for Girls (2011 – present), Marist College (2011 – 2013), and Waitakere College (2012 – present).

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