I began my brass career in the Rhode Island suburbs playing in school bands at the age of 11. After years of changing instruments to keep up with my wandering musical interests, I decided to pursue a career in education.
Attending Berklee College of Music in Boston enabled me to focus on trombone performance while enhancing my skills across the brass family. I graduated in 2009 with a Bachelor's Degree in Music Education and a focus in jazz performance.
Since college, I have been playing trombone throughout the east coast in a diverse group of bands, as well as teaching privately and working as a recording engineer. My website www.kylembagley.com includes audio and video samples of my performances.
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