Background, professional training and performance history
Bodie has been playing the trombone for twenty years. He began his training as a student of Dr. Dan Aldag at Humboldt State University and went on to further his studies in trombone with Abbie Conant and sackbut with Charles Toet and Wim Becu at the Staatliche Hochschule für Musik in Trossingen, Germany. Bodie has performed in a variety of styles from symphonic to salsa to reggae and jazz. Bodie was a founding member of the Kings Brass Quintet in Visalia, California and is currently in the process of founding a trombone quartet in the Eugene area. Most recently, Bodie was the principal trombonist of the Bakersfield Symphony Orchestra under the direction of John Farrer. Bodie has served as a member of the Advisory Board for the Brass Chamber Music Workshop at Humboldt State University. He has taught trombone for ten years.
Artist statement and teaching philosophy
"My teaching style is adapted to the student's needs and I am particularly good at helping students discover their ideal sound. I am a firm believer in daily maintenance work and that the goal of the musician is not to impress but to express. As a teacher, I encourage my students to listen to as much music as possible and to play the music that they care about. I look forward to sharing my love for the trombone and welcome students of all ages and abilities."
Instruments & classes taught
Bodie teaches trombone lessons in styles varying from Western classical to jazz and various world folk music.