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.
- Top Ten Tips for Teaching Trombone
- Tunes by Ear and Solfge Project
- On Communication
- Great Books on Teaching
- Repertoire List for Beginning Trumpet, Trombone, and Tuba
- Repertoire List for Intermediate and Advanced Trumpet, Trombone, and Tuba
- Intermediate Method Book for Trombone, Trumpet, Tuba, and Euphonium - Including 15 pages of free Intermediate level trombone music available for .pdf download
- Audio Files of Student Brass Players
- Student News - Read what my students are doing
Handouts (.pdf format). Feel free to reproduce and use with your students.
Focus Sheets for First Year Brass
- Focus Sheets for First Year Brass (one-page summaries of key skills)
Special Subject Handouts
- How to Clean and Lube Your Trombone Slide
- 6/8 Time Supplement
- Syncopation Supplement (see also Basic Syncopation Studies below)
- Legato for Trombone Supplement
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)