Teaching Materials

Many of you will recognize the following exercises. Although they are very simple, they have worked well for me through the years.

My intent was to provide my students with simple exercises that were also readily available. They could never say they lost their music when it was available on my website.

If you decide to incorporate these into your daily routine, realize that these are merely a starting point.

Long Tones

Articulation Exercises

Flexibility Exercises

Circles of Fifths

In addition to the exercises above, one of the most important tools I used in teaching was the circle of fifths. It's easy to forget notes on a page, which is what happens to must young students. If they learn how a scale is constructed, it will stay with them much longer.

Latest Project

Recent additions to my portfolio include OSU Trombones, ITF2007, and the Getzen Gazette.