email | phone: 734-945-5984

John Rutherford offers private lessons at his home in Detroit. All levels and ages of low brass players (tenor and bass trombone/euphonium/tuba) are welcome. Fundamentals are emphasized, including warm-ups, etudes, and solos. Duets are an imporatant part of each lesson. Students are expected to practice and be prepared for every lesson.

Lessons available via Skype (motorcityhorns)

Photos of my home teaching studio in Detroit

John Rutherford also offers lessons in Royal Oak at:
The Detroit School of Rock and Pop

Rates are as follows:

1 hour at my home-$50
1 hour at your home-$60 (within 15 minutes of Grosse Pointe)

24 hours notice required for cancellations

ATTENTION ORCHESTRA/BAND DIRECTORS AND MUSIC TEACHERS: I'm available to come to your school and teach lessons and sectionals. Discounted rates available for multiple hours of teaching.

Contact John at 734-945-5984 for more info.

John Rutherford's Resume in pdf format
John Rutherford's Resume in html format

References available upon request.

Attention orchestra/band directors and music teachers. Please print and post this flyer for your students.

Low Brass lesson flyer in pdf format
Low Brass lesson flyer in html format

Required texts:

Arban's Complete Method for Trombone and Euphonium
Marco Bordogni/Joannes Rochut, Melodious Etudes for Trombone Book 1

Solos to be selected on an individual basis. Large selection of solos available at:

Hickey's Music

Robert King Music

Other Requirements:

Tuner and Metronome available at the Woodwind and Brasswind

Links to everything trombone related:

The International Trombone Association

The Online Trombone Journal

Doug Yeo's Trombone Website