Dan Lehner is a freelance trombonist, composer and educator in the Washington Heights neighborhood of Manhattan. Born in Hamilton, New Jersey, Lehner briefly attended University of the Arts in Philadelphia before finishing his undergraduate degree in Jazz Studies at William Paterson University, studying under New York trombonists John Mosca and Tim Newman, as well as studying composition with Elliot Carter scholar John Link. At WPUNJ, he created and led custom-made small ensembles focusing on modern jazz repertory, as well as performed with musicians like Scott Robinson and former Yankee turned guitarist Bernie Williams with the William Paterson Jazz Orchestra. He has also played tenor and bass trombone in NYC’s Jazz Band Classic with artists like Ingrid Jensen, Rich Perry and Geoff Keezer.
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Willing to teach
Available for all beginner to intermediate brass and beginner to advanced trombone. Lehner has kept a private studio of musicians for approx. 2 years and has done guest lessons/clinics for Groundwork Social Services in Brooklyn and Tone Academy of Music in Manhattan.