Posted by steved on December 19, 1999 at 19:14:35:
In Reply to: Tuba for my grandson posted by George Kean on December 19, 1999 at 13:23:36:
I think that Jim is right. Physically he won't be able to do much until age 9 or so. Another great way to nurture this interest would be to expose him to as many tuba performances as possible: live symphonic programs, community band & military band performances, brass quintet performances, and especially professional & student recitals at your nearest university. Stick around afterwards & meet the players and look at their horns. We're a pretty laid-back group and are always interested in giving the young 'uns a leg up. If you're running short of live venues in your area, amazon.com has an extensive offering of stuff by the artists listed on the 'musician pictures' page link at the top of the BBS. Good luck!