VHSAA – Venice High Arts Guild 2022 Auction
Auction Ends: Oct 15, 2022 08:00 PM PDT


1 HOUR TROMBONE LESSON from Top LA Studio Trombonist Alan Kaplan!

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Estimated Value
$125 USD
Opening Bid
$75 USD

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Item Description

If you are serious about Trombone you don't want to miss this opportunity to have a 1 hour performance lesson with one of the TOP LA Studio musicians/trombonist in the world, Venice High's own Alan Kaplan!

The 1 hour lesson can be done via ZOOM or in person in Mr. Kaplan's home studio in Valley Glen, CA (San Fernando Valley). The expiration on this item is October 15, 2023. 

Alan Kaplan has long been one of the busiest studio and freelance trombonists around. Growing up in Los Angeles he began playing at the age of eight. He was lead trombone in Venice High's award winning big band The Crescendos from 67'-70' and went on to LA College where in two short years was drafted into the Buddy Rich Big Band at 19! The list of orchestras/bands/artists he has played with is almost endless! Big band legends such as Harry James, Louis Bellson, Don Ellis, and Lionel Hampton. His recording credits include Phil Collins, Pharell Williams, Celine Dion, Josh Groban, Michael Buble, Paul McCartney, Harry Styles, Bob Dylan, Bryan Adams, Nirvana, Neil Young, Harry Connick, Lady Gaga. His live credits include: Frank Sinatra, Barbra Streisand, Harry Connick, Boz Scaggs, Cheap Trick, Tony Bennett, Tower of Power, Josh Groban, Michael Jackson, Celine Dionne, Madonna, The Who, Elton John, Spinal Tap and countless more.

His movie credits are some of the most impressive with over 1100 to his credit to date! Here is the short list: Animal House, Airplane, Dances with Wolves, Out of Africa, Sleepless in Seattle, Beauty and the Beast, Hercules, Apollo 13, The Lion King, Con-Air, Batman and Robin, Silverado, Godzilla, Zorro, Planet of the Apes, Spiderman 1,2, 3 & 4, and Men in Black 2, Pirates of the Carribean 1,2, and 3,Star Trek XI, The Incredibles 1 & 2, Up, Transformers 1&2 , Mission Impossible 4, Star Trek, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Inside Out, Tomorrowland,  Ted & Ted 2, Star Wars Rogue One, The Dark Tower, Jurassic World, Spiderman Homecoming, War for the Planet of the Apes, Coco, Ready Player One, The Greatest Showman, Lego Movie 2, Ralph Destroys the Internet, Alita; Battle Angel, Frozen 2, Men in Black: International, Spiderman: Far From Home, Soul, Onward, Bad Boys For Life, An American Pickle, and Scoob!


Item Special Note

Redeemable certificate will be emailed to the winner of this item. 

You can also, gift this wonderful experience to a budding musician at Venice High School. 

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