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PERFORMANCE / PRIVATE INSTRUCTION / SECTIONAL COACHING
BRASS MUSICAL INSTRUMENT REPAIR & SALES
Mr. Groves is available for instruction on trombone, didgeridoo, euphonium, baritone, tuba and trumpet. Please click on the LESSONS tab for more details concerning private lessons including current rates and studio location. John's services include: adjudication, beginning band recruitment demos for trombone, clinics (trombone / brass masterclasses and sectionals) and didgeridoo presentations (for K-12, college ethno-musicology classes, and general public workshops), Brass musical instrument Repair and Sales for Trumpets, Trombones and more brass.
Lessons build personal musicianship confidence and a life time of music appreciation skills. Students over the years have qualified for Idaho & Washington All-State Band & Orchestra, WIBC, All-Northwest honor ensembles and All-State solo contest. Post high school students have successfully auditioned for music scholarships for in state and national music programs in colleges, universities and conservatories.
John Groves has 26+ professional years experience instructing youth through adult musicians. John earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Music from Central Washington University, focused study in music education and trombone performance. Mr. Groves has studied trombone with Kadie Nichols, Pacific NW Ballet Orchestra and Larry Gookin, Professor of Music Central Washington University. Study of didgeridoo with Djalu Gurruwiwi, Northern Territory, Australia. Completed brasswind musical instrument repair training at Colorado Institute of Musical Instrument Technology (CIOMIT).
Groves' instructing and performance experiences include but not limited too, Brass Choir, Dixieland/Trad Jazz, Jazz Band, Rock, Funk, R&B, Soul, Marching Band, Orchestra, Quartet, Solo, Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Trombone Choir & Australian Aboriginal music studies.
CURRENTLY PERFORMING with:
AVAILABLE AS A FREELANCE MUSICIAN of Trombone & Didgeridoo.
JOHN GROVES JAZZ COMBO
POCATELLO MUNICIPAL BAND
IDAHO STATE CIVIC BAND
DIDGERIDOO - SOLO ARTIST
A sampling of musicians, ensembles, events & places John has performed include:
Green River College International Studies Australia & New Zealand background music & presentation.
Copastetic (R&B, Funk, Dance, Show Band)
Cherry, Cherry (Neil Diamond Tribute)
Federal Way Philharmonic Orchestra
Rainier Symphony Orchestra
Mid-Columbia Symphony Orchestra
MOJO Big Band
Portage Bay Big Band
Washington All-State Band
Sacramento Jazz Jubilee
Bank of America Down Under Tour
Columbia Winery Australia Festival
iLani Casino & Resort
Bite of Seattle
Seattle Folklife Festival
World Rhythm Festival in Seattle
Harrah's in Arizona
Feather Falls Casino in California
Speaking Rock Entertainment Center in El Paso Texas
Woodland Park Zoo Jungle Party annual fundraiser event
Walkabout the Stars and Willawong Bird Station opening at Seattle's Woodland Park Zoo
Moonlight Swing Orchestra
Ann & Nancy Wilson of Heart
Alice in Chains
by using the search phrase "John Groves Didgeridoo"
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