As a clinician for XO Brass, Mr. Coffman has worked with a ll ages, from 4th graders to adults. His easy going and approachable manner make him a perfect guest soloist or an adjudicator for your event. Clinics can be tailored to any age group. Topics include:

  • Elements of trombone performance
  • Sound
  • Air
  • Mouthpiece buzzing
  • Lip slurs and flexibility
  • Articulations
  • Technique
  • Range
  • How to practice
  • Correct posture
  • Trombone care and maintenance

Elements of jazz performance:

  • Jazz improvisation
  • Jazz theory
  • Jazz style
  • Jazz transcriptions
  • Rhythm section tips
  • Section playing in a big band
  • Jazz combo tips
  • Working with your big band