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The most important thing to remember when playing any brass instrument, particularly the tuba,...

Steenstrup and Jacobs' 'Song and Wind' for Brass

The teaching methods of perhaps the two most famous and important brass teachers of the 20th...

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Breathing exercises for Tuba

Playing the tuba is all about air support and this really applies to all brass instruments....

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Warming up 'smart' on the Tuba

When playing an instrument such as the tuba, where technical skill can sometimes not be needed...

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  • Rory Cartmell Muswell Hill, N10 Gold Member

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    I am a professional Trombonist with 7 years of experience teaching brass privately, in schools and for Hounslow Music Trust. My lessons aim to inspire and motivate students to reach their full potential in a relaxed environment.
  • Beth Calderbank Berkhamsted, HP4

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    I am a freelance trombonist with lots of enthusiasm for performance and teaching. With lots of experience, I intend to pass on the qualities I've learnt throughout the years onto all my students and ensure they enjoy making music.
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    Experienced brass teacher and professional trumpet player based in Horwich, Bolton.
  • Daniel Mitchell Central Salford, M5 Silver Member

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    Thank you for visiting my profile! I have many years experience teaching, from my days leading my local youth brass band to my current status as a successful private teacher around Manchester. I specialise in adult tuition, but also teach children.
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    I am an enthusiastic musician committed to teaching all ages and standards, from beginners to post grade 8/ diploma. My teaching methods are flexible to suit all needs and aims and I work hard to help my students achieve everything they want.
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    Hello! I am a professional trumpet player with many years' teaching experience and enjoy helping students of all ages to learn from scratch &/or improve.
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  • The importance of a good warm up

    Tuba Teacher (Cardiff) Picture Last night I was at a rehearsal and I witnessed someone do everything you should not do in a warm up. In fact I'm not really sure you could even call it a warm as what he did will have done anything but warm up his embouchure! It really bothered me and so I decided I would write this article as...
  • Breathing exercises for Tuba Editor's Pick

    Tuba Teacher (Cardiff) Picture Playing the tuba is all about air support and this really applies to all brass instruments. Without air you cannot produce a note and if the air flow is poor the sound will be poor also. You always hear people with amusing ideas that to play the tuba you have to be very big, but this is actually...
  • Brass Breathing Techniques

    Tuba Teacher (Birmingham) Picture Good tone and technique focuses largely upon breathing quality. Lung capacity is not an essential part of playing any brass instrument - there are some pretty good players out there who have small lung capacities. The key is using the air you have efficiently, and in my lessons this is a big...


  • Breathing

    Dave Kendall Tuba Teacher (Hemel Hempstead) Picture The most important thing to remember when playing any brass instrument, particularly the tuba, is BREATHE! You cannot create a good sound without flooding your instrument with air. Always remember to stay relaxed and get a good lung-full!
  • The Art of Communication

    Tuba Teacher (South West London) Picture Being an instrumental teacher is part of my life because I am determined to give young people the same amazing musical opportunities I was given as a child.
  • Warming Up

    Tuba Teacher (South East London) Picture I feel that the key to learning any brass instrument - in my case the tuba - is building up a good warm-up routine. This is an idea that has been passed on by all of my teachers and which I believe has the greatest impact on any musician's development. A warm-up of 30 minutes each day to me is...