How old should you be to take trombone lessons?
Usually, a student who takes private lessons with us is in middle school or older.
Do I need to have an instrument?
You need your own instrument for lessons. Star Music can help if you need to rent or purchase a trombone.
How long will it take to learn to play?
This depends entirely on your own practice regimen. The more you practice the faster you will advance. The lessons are geared to each individual student so that those who advance faster will move along faster and those who need more time will get it.
Gerard Lancaster was born in Sumter, SC and raised in Columbia. His musical journey started at the age of 7 singing in his elementary school (Edward E.Taylor) choir. Once he hit middle school (Gibbes), he joined the band playing trombone and has been playing it ever since.
In high school (Eau Claire), he was involved in many different ensembles including band (jazz, concert, and marching), the trombone choir, choir, steel drums and African drums. After graduating high
school in 2008, he attended South Carolina State University and graduated in 2016 majoring in Music Industry.
While there, he was a part of the band (marching, pep, wind ensemble, symphonic, concert,
and jazz), trombone choir, and a member of Kappa Kappa Psi National Honorary Band Fraternity.
In his professional music career, he has played with the Gene Dykes Big Band, Blythewood Jazz Orchestra, Carl Payne Big Band, Partly Cloudy Brass Band, Secrets, and Musical Solutions just to name a few and now is a new member of the Riverland Band. Also, in December 2019, he released his first single “The Journey” and in August 2020, released his second single “Ringtone." His first album will be released in 2021.