I’ve always been in love with learning instruments. People thought I was weird for spending so much time alone as a kid teaching myself nine different instruments.

My main instruments have always been low brass. I played euphonium in high school band and trombone in a brass quintet and the Syracuse Symphony Youth Orchestra.

I then attended the Dana School of Music, where I studied under John Turk. I got an awesome opportunity to perform with the wind ensemble in Carnegie Hall during my time there.

Currently, I'm a full-time writer and blogger.

I’ve published over ten novels under various names. I still play euphonium in a community band and baritone in a British style brass band.

This web page started because people tend to ask me the same questions over and over. The answers are often long. I now have a place to point people to for my answers. Of course, everyone’s opinion is different. These articles are about my personal twenty years of experience in the low brass world.

The articles will range from beginner questions to advanced technical advice, from the serious to the silly.

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