John Baumgartner is currently active in the Twin Cities as a freelance trombonist, composer, and private lesson instructor. He maintains a busy performing schedule as the regular trombonist with many Twin Cities groups including Coyote Kid, Big Toe and the Jam, and K-Libre 24. He holds a degree in Music Performance from Northwestern, and his instructors have included Dr. John Tranter, Dr. Jeremy Kolwinska, Rick Gaynor, and Scott Agster. John desires to see his students achieve their full potential as both musicians and as people. John also teaches euphonium, tuba, and beginning trumpet and french horn.