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Patrick Di Somma

Patrick Di Somma


Trombone Lessons | Cornet Lessons, Euphonium Lessons, Flugelhorn Lessons, Trumpet Lessons, Tuba Lessons | Aural Lessons, Ensemble Coaching, Theory Lessons, NCEA Music Tutoring, Online Lessons

  • Qualifications: Master of Music - Northwestern University (Chicago, USA), Bachelor of Music (Hons.) - New Zealand School of Music (Wellington, NZ)
  • Pricing: $35/half hour -$65/hour
  • Styles: Classical, Orchestral, Brass Band, Jazz/Pop/Commercial, Contemporary styles
  • Suitability: All levels


Patrick is a professional trombonist based in Wellington. He regularly performs across New Zealand with a variety of ensembles, including the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, the Christchurch and Dunedin Symphony Orchestras, and Orchestra Wellington. In addition to this, Patrick regularly performs with several jazz/contemporary groups, ranging from big band to hip-hop, and is a member of the Australasian Champion Wellington Brass Band.

He recently returned from study in Chicago, USA, having completed his Master of Music degree in trombone performance at the prestigious Bienen School of Music at Northwestern University, and was awarded Program Honours at the completion of his studies. At Northwestern he studied under Michael Mulcahy (Chicago Symphony Orchestra), Randall Hawes (Detroit and Cleveland Orchestras), Timothy Higgins (San Francisco Symphony Orchestra), Douglas Wright (Minnesota Orchestra) and Professor Christopher P. Davis.

Prior to this he completed his Bachelor of Music with Honours at the New Zealand School of Music, studying under Matthew Allison and Andrew Jarvis of the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra.

Patrick has held the trombone teaching position at the Christchurch School of Music, as well as ensemble coaching for the Christchurch Primary Schools’ Music Festival, and the National Secondary Schools Brass Band.

Teaching Info

My lessons are effectively structured to the level of each student, appropriate to the age and experience of the individual, with technical skills and musicality as the central focus. Alongside this, the main aim of lessons is to develop a thorough understanding of music through playing and teaching necessary music theory, and most importantly to cultivate an enjoyment of music-making.

I’ve had plenty of experience teaching all brass instruments, to people of all ages and all levels – get in touch and we can talk it over!

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