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Take a tour of the Brass for Beginners® curriculum and online resources. Get ready for an adventure!
Why Brass for Beginners?
Brass is pervasive in almost every cultural and historical context throughout human history, yet only a small percentage of school children have the opportunity to learn a brass instrument.
What people are saying...
Anna Mayne, French horn and Brass Methods Teacher at Northeastern Illinois Universtity
"My collegiate Brass Methods students have all experienced ease and rapid success moving from the BfB trumpet to modern brass instruments. The use of the natural trumpet at the start builds a solid foundation of sound production and aural skills beneficial for playing any brass instrument. Furthermore, my students have enjoyed learning the history of lip-blown instruments through BfB's engaging textbook and online resources."
Alison Balsom, International Trumpet Soloist
“As an artist with a passion for the natural trumpet and early music, the idea of using it as a teaching tool for beginners is exciting indeed. Brass for Beginners authors have laid out an adventure through time and across the globe that promises not only to instill a life-long appreciation for brass instruments but also to inspire the next generation of brass players!"
Dr. Andrew Goodrich, Assistant Professor of Music, Music Education Boston University
"This holistic approach based in music, history, and anthropology is an asset to the field of music education. Based in solid pedagogical concepts, the integration throughout Brass for Beginners with a multi-media format provides a comprehensive foray into the world of learning how to play a brass instrument. The lesson plans and materials are easily accessible for general music teachers regardless of their skill level with brass instruments. I would not be surprised if Brass for Beginners becomes a staple of general music classrooms, alongside with learning how to play the recorder."
Dr. Craig Levesque, Brass and Composition Faculty Rider University, Princeton, NJ
“Brass for Beginners is far and away the most effective method I have used for group instruction of young brass players. By mastering the fundamentals of tone production before introducing valves or slides, my students were able to progress further than their peers who were being trained in a more traditional program. Having taught the Brass for Beginners curriculum in private lessons and in a classroom setting, I can confidently say that this method has applications in a wide range of educational settings. ”
John Wallace, International Trumpet Soloist
“Brass for Beginners® is the ideal foundation not only for music but for a complete, all-round education - it's such fun you don’t realize how much you are learning”