For rates and to schedule a lesson/meeting, please fill out the form below or email me at john@johnyao.com

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Offering in person (NYC) and/or Skype Lessons on the following topics:

  • Composition (small, medium or large sized ensembles)
  • Arranging (small, medium or large sized ensembles)
  • Orchestration
  • Band Leading/Conducting
  • Private Trombone Instruction
  • Jazz Improvisation



  • Masters in Jazz Performance, Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College, Flushing, NY; diploma 2007.
  • Bachelor of Music i Jazz Studies, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN; diploma 2000.


  • Queens College, Adjunct Faculty
  • Molloy College, Adjunct Faculty
  • Manhattan School of Music, Guest Lecturer
  • Temple University, Guest Lecturer
  • Boston University, Online Facilitator
  • York College