Brass Fundamentals

Class Name:

Brass Fundamentals


Gavin Blehm


4 day workshop- June 6, 13, 20, 27 from 6:00 to 6:50 p.m.

Class Size:

Minimum 3, Maximum 15

Age Range:

7th through 12 grade

Materials Required:

Each student should bring their own instrument and a pencil

Course Objectives

Playing a brass instrument can be difficult and sometimes frustrating. It is a challenge to know what to practice, how much of it to practice, and when to practice it. Even then you may ask: “Is all this work even helping?” If you have asked yourself these questions, this course is a good fit for you. Students will work to improve essential fundamentals such as flexibility, articulation, endurance, and sound development. We will cover how to develop a regular routine to address fundamentals, assist with maintaining them and improve your playing overall. If easier and more enjoyable performance on a brass instrument is something that interests you, then this course is perfect for you!