Monday, April 8, 2013

Still here....



I haven't disappeared. I promise. I have been away from my computer for a while doing all kinds of things and believe it or not THIS BLOG IS STILL GOING...

I bought a home and have been doing everything involved with that and have been helping my friends (almost all of which are music educators) with various teaching or repair projects.

There will be new content soon; articles, interviews, tech tips (really!) and more exciting Tuba and Sousaphone stuff.

I apologize for the absence, but hang tight we will have new content soon!

Best wishes -


Tuesday, January 8, 2013

A Complete Guide for the Successful Tuba Player: Daniel Perantoni's clinic from the 2013 Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic

above: Daniel Perantoni at the 2013 Midwest Clinic

While attending the Midwest Clinic this year on business, I choose 1 or 2 clinics to attend to hear great players and try to learn something about Tuba, performance or education. This year I chose to attend Daniel Perantoni's "A Complete Guide for the Successful Tuba Player" clinic. To some people this information might not be new but it is always good to refresh fundamentals and strive to constantly improve. 

Below is a scan of the handout from this clinic. I have posted it with permission from Daniel Perantoni. Click on the image for an 8 x 10 printable format. 

Daniel Perantoni is professor of Tuba at the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana Universtiy. To read his bio click here: Daniel Perantoni at IU