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TEACHER AT CODARTS

Ilja is main subjest teacher trombone at Codarts, Rotterdam, bigband leader and coach trombone ensemble. Ilja forms a international team of teachers with Bert Boeren and Andy Hunter. 

 

Ilja is guest teacher at AHK and bigband leader at Utrecht Conservatory.

TECHNIQUE AND WARMING UP BOOK out now!

I'm happy to present my first technique book for trombone and (lower) brass instruments. It's based on my 18 years of experience as teacher at several conservatories, and as clinician. It's full of alternative and challenging exercises - not the regular stuff you are used to play as warming-up or technique check-up. I hope you will like it.

 

please send me an email in case you wanna buy the book contact me

Improvisation

In the last twenty I developed a clear, simple and well-organized method of improvisation. The general idea of this harmonic theory is the use of as little as possible scales and keys for as many as possible chords. The harmonic information is therefore very simple, but helps you to play over all kind of harmonic progressions, including the most difficult ones. The way I teach is based on his philosophy of putting all music-styles (jazz, Latin, classical, pop), information and influences together, instead of separating them. 

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