Trombone and Other Brass instruments with Patrick Di Somma
About Patrick Di Somma
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 bands (including the Rodger Fox Big Band) to hip-hop bands, and is a member of the Australasian Champion Wellington Brass Band.
He recently returned from studying in Chicago, USA, having completed his Master of Music degree in trombone performance at the 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, having studied 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 and brass tutoring for the Christchurch Primary Schools’ Music Festival, and the National Secondary Schools Brass Band. He has many years of experience privately teaching all brass instruments to people of all ages and all levels.
Timetable and Enrolment
Term 2 2022
Scots College Creative and Performing Arts Centre Music Rooms
Patrick Di Somma
All ages from 8 years to adults
$356 for half hour lessons for 8 weeks (or pro-rata if term started already)
(longer lessons will be charged accordingly)