Euphonium

Required and Recommended Music for Euphonium Students (also see General Student Info)

Beginning Students

All beginning and middle school students should bring their band method book and a notebook to lessons. You will also need a few additional materials. Scroll down for more info about each book.

Required: Rubank’s Elementary or Intermediate Method; Fundamentals of Music Theory Recommended: Hering’s Forty Progressive Etudes

9th and 10th Grade Students

Always bring a notebook and your band music to lessons. Additionally, you will need the following. Scroll down for more info about each book.

Required: Daily Routines for the Student Euphonium Player; Hering’s Forty Progressive Etudes
 Recommended: Fundamentals of Music Theory; Concert and Contest Collection

11th and 12th Grade Students

Always bring a notebook and your band music to lessons. Additionally, you will need the following. Scroll down for more info about each book.

Required:  Daily Routines for the Student Euphonium Player; Arban’s Famous Method for Trombone and Euphonium
Recommended:  Fundamentals of Music Theory; Concert and Contest Collection; Breathing Book for Euphonium

MORE INFO (Click the links to purchase)

Beginning Students

Click to buy Rubank Elementary Method for Trombone  Click to buy Rubank Intermediate Method for Trombone

Required: One of the goals of private lessons is using the one-on-one time and customized instruction to reach and then exceed what you’re able to accomplish in full band class.  To this end, I like my students to have one or two method books in addition to what they use in band. This allows them to keep growing and progressing, yet still have something new to work on in band. Depending on your level, I recommend either Rubank’s Elementary Method or Intermediate Method for Trombone and Baritone. I can help you determine which one best suits your needs.

RequiredEach student needs a copy of Fundamentals of Music Theory for the Windband Student. Some band directors use this in class, so check to see if your student already has a copy. These can only be purchased through a music educator, so you will need to buy a copy from me

forty progressive etudes

Recommended: This is a great collection of exercises that help you practice a variety of styles, meters, keys, etc. Plus, etudes from this book are used for the All-District Band auditions for the middle school level.  Note: I prefer that my baritone and euphonium students read bass clef. If you haven’t learned bass clef yet and still read treble clef, please get the trumpet version of this book for now.

9th and 10th Grade Students

Required: David Vining’s Daily Routines for the Student Euphonium Player is a series of groups of exercises that are meant to be a part of one’s daily practice. Available only through the publisher’s website.

forty progressive etudes

Required: This is a great collection of exercises that help you practice a variety of styles, meters, keys, etc.   Note: I prefer that my baritone and euphonium students read bass clef. If you haven’t learned bass clef yet and still only read treble clef, please get the trumpet version of this book for now.

Recommended: Fundamentals of Music Theory for the Windband Student is a series of theory workbooks designed by a band director for band students. It helps students become fluent in the language of music. It is the musical equivilant of a grammar and vocabulary workbook. Available through me. (Required if student does not yet read bass clef.)

Recommended: High school students are recommended to have the Rubank Concert and Contest Collection for Baritone BC. (If you don’t read bass clef yet, don’t worry, you will. In the meantime, pick up this TC version.) These solos are used for All-District Band auditions, as well as other audition opportunities. It also comes with a CD of the accompaniment tracks, so you can get used to playing with the piano part!

11th and 12th Grade Students

Required: David Vining’s Daily Routines for the Student Euphonium Player is a series of groups of exercises that are meant to be a part of one’s daily practice. Available only through the publisher’s website.

Required: The Arban Famous Method for Trombone and BC Euphonium is a method book, a great collection of scales, arpeggios, technical exercises, études, etc. This book will be used extensively in lessons. You can purchase the standard edition, or the Platinum edition, which includes an accompaniment CD and is spiral-bound, which make it easier to keep open flat.

Recommended: Fundamentals of Music Theory for the Windband Student is a series of theory workbooks designed by a band director for band students. It helps students become fluent in the language of music. It is the musical equivilant of a grammar and vocabulary workbook. Available through me.

Recommended: High school students are recommended to have the Rubank Concert and Contest Collection for Baritone BC.  These solos are used for All-District Band auditions, as well as other audition opportunities. It also comes with a CD of the accompaniment tracks, so you can get used to playing with the piano part!

Recommended: The Breathing Book for Euphonium allows the student to use his or her air more efficiently, and assists in the development of cleaner articulation, wider range, better tone quality, etc.

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