Methods and Etudes

  1. Second Book of Practical Studies - Gerald Bordner

  2. Rubank Advanced Method Vol. I - Gower & Voxman

  3. Rubank Advanced Method Vol. II - Gower & Voxman

  4. 10 Minute Warm Up - Michael Davis

  5. Lip Slur Melodies - Brad Edwards

  6. The Intermediate Trombonist - Brad Edwards

  7. Introductory Clef Studies - Brad Edwards

  8. Arban’s Method for Trombone - Randall/Mantia/Raph


  1. Concerto - Rimsky-Korsakov, ed. Gibson

  2. Morceau Symphonique - Guilmant, ed. Alfred

  3. Honor and Arms from Samson - Handel, ed. Kaisershot

  4. Sonata No. 1 in F - Marcello, ed. Ostrander

  5. A Winter’s Night - Kevin McKee


  1. Bach 5G

  2. Schilke 51D

  3. Greg Black 5GS

Step-up Instruments

  1. S.E. Shires Q Series Tenor Trombone

  2. Eastman Tenor Trombone

  3. Yamaha Xeno Tenor Trombone Pete Sullivan Model

Maintenance Items

  1. Yamaha Slide Lubricant

  2. Slide-O-Mix Trombone Cleaning System - for small bore instruments

  3. Slide-O-Mix Trombone Cleaning System - for large bore instruments

  4. Hetman Tuning Slide Grease

  5. Small Screw Driver Set such as these

Recommended Repair

  1. Mountain Band Repair - Worth the trip up to Etowah NC! I’ve had them work on my personal instruments, they do great work at reasonable rates!

Practice Aides

  1. Tonal Energy - One stop tuner/metronome combo with features galore that works on Apple and Android platforms.

  2. Bandmate Chromatic Tuner - Tuner app that displays the note being tuned in its correct position on the staff. I can be configured to transpose or display concert pitch. Very useful for young students.

  3. Yamaha Hand Strap - Can be extremely beneficial to young students playing large bore instruments.