Methods and Etudes

  1. Rubank Advanced Method for Tuba Book 1 - ed. Gower and Voxman

  2. Simply Singing - Brad Edwards - Be sure to select the “Low bass clef” version!

  3. Studies in Legato - Reginald Fink

  4. Second Book of Practical Studies - Getchell & Hovey

  5. 78 Studies for Tuba - Boris Grigoriev


  1. Air and Bourree - J.S. Bach, ed. Bell

  2. Suite for Tuba - Don Haddad

  3. Sonata No. 1 in F - Benedetto Marcello, ed. Little/Nelson

  4. Six Studies in English Folk Song - Ralph Vaughan Williams


  1. Conn Helleberg

Step-up Instruments

  1. Eastman EBB534 - 4 piston valve BBb tuba

  2. Eastman EBB562 - 4 rotor valve BBb tuba

  3. John Packer Sterling JP379BB - 4 rotor valve BBb tuba

  4. Eastman EBC632CC - 5 piston valve CC tuba

  5. John Packer Sterling JP379CCS - 5 piston valve CC tuba

Maintenance Items

  1. Hetman No. 1 light valve oil

  2. Hetman No. 14 Bearing and Linkages - Rotor valves only!

  3. Hetman Tuning No. 7 tuning slide grease

  4. 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.