BRASS PLAYING TIPS AND STUDIO CLASS

Since my weekly studio class has gone virtual, everyone is welcome to attend! I hope you’ll join me on my YouTube Channel where I am adding new videos routinely, of both performances and also tutorials such as the ones below, found on my Studio Class Playlist. So grab your horn and join me in my studio, from wherever you are! 

Buzzing for Clarity

School’s back in session, let’s buzz! Join me in my studio for a quick 5 minute routine for clarity. Gentle buzzing is a great way to wake up the lips and air before our practice. I put my piano skills to work for this video, and recorded us a track to keep us going. Watch for those times to breathe and rest, keep your posture relaxed, and happy buzzing!

Brass Playing Basics

Breaking down the fundamentals of tone, rhythm, clarity, and focus into smaller areas of focus, providing a foundation of thought behind the way we approach our instruments.

Joanna with Mouthpiece

Buzzing

Daily buzzing practice gives you relaxed, strong air movement, increases your flexibility, tone, register, and trains your embouchure and ear.

Additional Tips

Make the most of your practice session by setting goals, logging your practice sessions, and other daily routines.

Get Started with These Free Exercises

Here are a few fundamental exercises to get you started. Download versions for Bass Clef Tuba/EuphoniumTreble Clef Euphonium.
 
Interested in bringing some new repertoire into your practice that is representative of the contributions of all? Download my handout Diverse Music for Low Brass: A Beginning and give some of these works a try. Don’t see one of your favorites on the list? Let me know so I can add it, and together we can broaden the work represented on our solo and chamber recitals. 

Thank you for joining me, and best of luck on your journey.
As I am fond of reminding myself…

“A goal without a plan is just a dream.”