• Mouthpiece Routine
Introducing the F attachment and 4th valve

At this year’s Texas Music Educators Association convention, I presented a clinic designed for band directors who do not play low brass but need to teach these instruments. Several times when I have g…

Introducing the F attachment and 4th valve

At this year’s Texas Music Educators Association convention, I presented a clinic designed for band directors who do not play low brass but need to teach these instruments. Several times when I have g…

College-level lessons

When I started college as a music major, I was worried that I was very far behind my peers. All of my friends knew so much about things I had no experience with. They co…

Jazz Pedagogy for Classical Repertoire

At this year’s International Trombone Festival, I presented a lecture entitled “Jazz Pedagogy for Classical Repertoire.” In this session, I tried to highlight some of the concepts that I’ve noticed …

Scale patterns

These three progressive levels of scale exercises (6 patterns each) will help practice fluency in all keys.

Guilmant: Morceau Symphonique

While the David Concertino is a signature piece for advanced trombonists, Guilmant’s Morceau Symphonique is at least as…

Grips and supports

When I was in college, the Bullet Brace from Edwards was a new and exciting innovation to help bass trombonists deal with the arms race of ever increasing trombone sizes. Since then, the market has e…

Expedited warm up

I’ve crafted a 30-minute warm-up/fundamentals routine to help me capitalize on small blocks of practice time that crop up in my teaching schedule.