Posted by Allen Walker on April 08, 2002 at 11:47:33:
Greetings, players of the noblest of instruments.
After a long hiatus (decades), I have decided to get back into tuba playing. Although I have kept involved in music (on treble instruments that need not be mentioned), I have the urge to make music that is deep and foundational. Although I am a fan and player of classical music, my interests with the tuba would be more toward jazz/popular. [Of course, who could resist Gabrielli, etc.]
Can anyone recommend a teacher in the greater Boston area (eastern Massachusetts) who could give lessons to someone who knows music but whose tuba technique has lapsed to nothing? I would hope that my teacher could advise me in acquiring a horn. Although I was used to BBb and Eb tubas, I am thinking in terms of a large BBb or CC. [I don't mind learning different fingerings -- it's still simpler than the woodwinds I'm used to.]
Thanks in advance,