Trombone lessons are available with Ragan Kang (Friday & Saturday) and Francis Raciborski (Tuesdays). Students of all levels and ages are welcome. Ragan teaches jazz and classical, while Francis teaches classical exclusively. The lessons are at the JWA studio in St Leonards/Crows Nest. The venue is very close to the station, buses and easy parking, so it is easy to get to from anywhere on the north shore or the Sydney CBD. Lessons are in the afternoons and evenings at times convenient for school students and adult students after work.
Ragan Kang (M.Mus, B.Mus, Dip.Mus)
– jazz trombone lessons, classical trombone lessons, & euphonium lessons.
Ragan Kang is a working jazz musician and experienced teacher with both jazz and classical training. He is highly-qualified, with a Masters degree in trombone performance from Amsterdam Conservatorium in the Netherlands, a Bachelor of Music (jazz performance) from Sydney Conservatorium of Music, and a diploma of jazz performance from Adelaide University.
He has taught trombone and lower brass in schools in NSW and South Australia and has extensive experience performing and recording with big bands and jazz ensembles. He also leads his own jazz quartet featuring his original compositions.
Ragan is currently available for lessons on Friday and Saturday. Contact us to arrange lessons.
Francis Raciborski – trombone lessons & Euphonium lessons.
Francis Raciborski was bass trombonist in the Sydney Youth Jazz Orchestra and a freelance professional performer, specializing in classical and big band trombone. He is completing a degree in trombone at the Sydney Conservatorium of music. As well as big band, he has a background playing in orchestras with early training in the Sydney Youth Orchestra and later work in the Penrith Symphony Orchestra.
Francis is a skillful and organised teacher, dedicated to his students and is able help young players achieve remarkable results. Francis can prepare students for AMEB and other exams.
Francis teaches trombone and euphonium on Mondays and Tuesdays.