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skills-and-bones' podcast

Sep 17, 2021

On this episode I talk to band directors and beginning trombone players. There are two key concepts you need to think of when starting out and really the rest of your playing career. Imagine a great sound. Listen to the professionals and take inventory on how they sound. Next use the wind to produce that beautiful...


Jul 1, 2021

In episode 4, I am on the search for a few trombone treasures in an interview with Justin Isenhour. Dr. Isenhour is trombone professor at Winthrop University in South Carolina. We discuss trombone tips, F3 Nation and how it has impacted our lives.


May 28, 2021

On this episode of Skills and Bones, I interview Denson Paul Pollard, bass trombone of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and trombone professor at Indiana University. Paul and I discuss pathways in careers and also touch on what is similar in our own paths and those that are different. With all of the unknowns in...


Apr 23, 2021

In this episode I interview Scott Sweeney with Sweeney Brass in Raleigh, NC. Scott is quite the craftsman when it comes to taking care of your brass instruments. A lot of times the instrument you bring to the shop will come out just as good, if not better, as when it was brand new. Listen for some great tips on how to...


Mar 11, 2021

Music education panel that consists of: Dr. Cindy Wagoner, Dr. Mitchell Lutch, John Boyd, Aaron Noë, and Jennifer Hutson. We discuss challenges of teaching trombone to middle school through high school students and close on the topic of is trombone gender specific.