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Mercury Shadow is a Portland trombonist and tubist that teaches trombone and tuba lessons.

Dave Bones

Trombone Instructor/Low Brass Instructor 

Dave Bones (he/him) comes from New England and studied for three years at Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA. While residing in the Boston area, Dave performed for many events including at the Hatch Schell, and Vermont Reggae Festival.

Dave now resides in Portland, Oregon. He has performed with artists near Portland, OR including Hank Hirsh, Gaea Shell, Bobby Bradford, Bob Hernandez, Cleve Williams, Carlton Jackson Big Band, Kansas City Rhythm Kings, Body and Soul, Palante, Conjunto Allegre, La Mayor Salsa Band, and others.

Teachers that have been particularly impacting in Dave’s study are Alan Raph (world-renowned trombonist and author), Tad Weed (pianist, Carmen McRae & many others); Dante Luciani (UM); Phil Wilson (Berklee), and Michael Dease (MSU). Dave feels that the learning process never stops, and continues to fuel his passion through independent study with Mike Kris (instructor at UNC, and in-demand free-lance trombonist.)

He is very passionate regarding education and presentation, and is combining his background in music with public speaking and communication training in Toastmasters. Currently, Dave’s main focus is on his private lesson studio, as well as low brass and jazz clinics throughout the school year.

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