Posted by Don Shirer on June 28, 2003 at 08:46:05:
In Reply to: Tips for 30 year comeback posted by Jonathan Schwartz on June 27, 2003 at 21:16:18:
Welcome back! I also rejoined the tuba clan this year after a 51 year absence (how's that for a record?) and am having a blast. Look for community bands in the paper or ask the high school music director for leads to find local tuba players or teachers who can help you.
The previous respondents have given you excellent advice. One possible strategy might be getting a good but dinged up BBb tuba to practice on until you can play well enough to trade it in for a better model. Although I found a satisfactory Eb instrument on an auction site, trying out different models at a major dealer is probably more rewarding.
Above all, have fun!