Naomi Moon Siegel
Trombonist and composer Naomi Moon Siegel has "crafted a truly unique aesthetic, combining elements of straightahead, fusion and modern jazz with world-music flavors in a way that sounds entirely of the 21st century" (JAZZIZ). A recipient of a Montana Arts Council Artist Innovation Award and Earshot Jazz Golden Ear Award, she has released two albums as a bandleader to critical acclaim.
Composition, collaboration, and community are at the heart of Siegel’s musical practice. She is rooted in the Seattle music scene while keeping her home base in Missoula, MT. Siegel is a member of Syrinx Effect and Wayne Horvitz’s ensembles, and has performed or recorded with Jessica Lurie, Allison Miller, Julian Priester, Ahamefule J. Oluo, The Jefferson Rose Band, Skerik, March Fourth Marching Band, Picoso, Thione Diop’s Afro Groove and Ann Reynolds.
She has been a guest artist or on the faculty at many institutions around the country including the Stanford Jazz Workshop, Seattle Jazz Workshop, Seattle JazzEd, Jazz Night School, The Jazzschool, University of Colorado-Denver, University of North Carolina School of the Arts, Cornish College of the Arts, and Garfield High School.
Siegel holds a Bachelor of Music degree in jazz trombone performance from Oberlin Conservatory where she studied with Robin Eubanks, Jim DeSano and Wendell Logan. During that time she also participated in a mind-expanding workshop at the School for Improvised Music, studying with some of New York’s finest improvisers such as Ralph Alessi, Mark Helias and Ravi Coltrane.
As in her music practice, she approaches music education holistically, accounting for the physical, spiritual, and emotional aspects of creating music as well as the technical, traditional, and theoretical.
Private lessons are a great way to improve musicianship and technical ability on the instrument. I make it a priority to get to know my students’ musical tastes and learning styles so I can individualize instruction and teach how to practice effectively. I expect students to practice regularly to work towards accomplishing goals we make together.