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Brian Kay

BRASS INSTRUMENT INSTRUCTOR

Trombone and Brass Instrument Resources for Band Directors and Private Teachers

Private teachers and Band Directors are truly interdependent. Strong school music programs are the wellspring that feeds musical life for everyone. I hope that this page of resources and information will help educators build strong school bands. I also hope that it will open a dialogue. If you are an area band director (Metrowest Boston), please let me know if there is any way I can assist you in building your program.

Handouts (.pdf format). Feel free to reproduce and use with your students.

Focus Sheets for First Year Brass
Special Subject Handouts
Rhythm Worksheets (For all instruments)
Position/Fingering Charts - Not Just Another Chart!

These charts are arranged in columns and rows, like a graph of the instrument. All the notes in a given position or fingering are in the same column. High notes are higher in the column, and low notes are lower. There are seven columns, one for every position or valve combination. As you move from left to right in a row, the notes go down by half-step.

Trombone Flashcards (For learning note names and positions)