About Me

Photo by toby oft

Looking for lessons?

I do maintain a private studio in addition to my performing career. if you are interested in lessons, feel free to email me at tromboneguide@gmail.com .

my areas of expertise include:

classical trombone 

brass instruction and pedagogy

embouchure health

at present, i teach all of my students over zoom with external microphones to optimize sound quality. 

Alex Knutrud is a trombonist based in Boston, Massachusetts. Alex holds Bachelor of Music degrees in both Trombone Performance and Music Education from Ithaca College and a Master of Music from Boston University. Alex's primary teachers were jeff gray and toby oft.

prior to covid-19, Alex performed as acting 2nd trombone in both the Bangor Symphony in Bangor, Maine and the Southwest Florida Symphony in Ft. Myers, Florida. In addition to those ensembles, Alex has appeared as a trombonist in many different ensembles in the northeast. A dedicated educator, Alexander has presented guest masterclasses at a number of colleges and high schools throughout the United States, and has trained private students now attending prestigious conservatory programs all over North America.

in addition to working at the Boston University School of Music, Alex maintains a private studio of trombonists, as well as composes and arranges music.