30 episodes

Skills and Bones: The Search for Trombone Treasures
This is a show for middle school and high school trombone students and beyond. Helpful tips for young inspiring trombonist, band directors and professionals. There will be pedagogical tips, stories from other musicians, and a few interviews sprinkled in from trombone artists along the way.

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Skills and Bones: The Search for Trombone Treasures
This is a show for middle school and high school trombone students and beyond. Helpful tips for young inspiring trombonist, band directors and professionals. There will be pedagogical tips, stories from other musicians, and a few interviews sprinkled in from trombone artists along the way.

    Meet Dr. Jessica Butler and Learn About Littin Trombones

    Meet Dr. Jessica Butler and Learn About Littin Trombones

    Meet Dr. Jessica Butler, Associate Professor of Practice, Low Brass & Music History at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. You will learn about Littin Trombones and the Littin Trombone Quartet Competition. There are so many neat things happening in the world of trombone from performing and teaching to superb craftsmanship. Maybe you are a student looking for a great place to start your undergraduate degree, well take a listen and get to know Dr. Butler, she is a great teacher and trombonist and definitely will lead you on the right path through your degree. If you are in the market for a new horn, try out one of these trombones next week at the International Trombone Festival and if you have a trombone quartet formed compete in the competition. The final round and festival will be held in Germany in early fall with first round applications due in the summer.
    Websites:
    Littin - https://www.littin-musik.de/trombones/?lang=en
    Jessica Butler - https://www.jessicatrombone.com/bioandcontact

    • 38 min
    S&B Clinic Chat with Myles Blakemore and Pete Strohm

    S&B Clinic Chat with Myles Blakemore and Pete Strohm

    Recorded live at East Carolina University on March 23, 2024. This was the third year in a row for the event and second with a podcast episode recorded in front of a live audience. The interview is based on the questions the students asked for trombonist - Myles Blakemore and composer - Pete Strohm. We discussed careers in the Navy, composing, to a life and career in music. 
    I thorouhgly enjoyed the opportunity to conduct this interview with so many insightful comments from both Blakemore and Strohm.
    Make sure to look at both of their webpages:
    Myles Blakemore: https://www.mylesblakemore.com/
    Pete Strohm: https://petestrohm.com/
     

    • 36 min
    Trombone 101

    Trombone 101

    Learn the story behind Trombone 101 and the great trombone teacher and musician, Sean Reusch. Make sure to check out his webpage: https://www.trombone101.com/ with many resources for students and teachers alike.

    • 19 min
    Learn about the Vox Cor Trio!

    Learn about the Vox Cor Trio!

    Meet the Vox Cor Trio! Listen and learn about their mission and music they perform. Follow them on Instagram to keep up with the latest.

    • 21 min
    Get to Know Trombonist and Now Author, Jose Leonardo Leon

    Get to Know Trombonist and Now Author, Jose Leonardo Leon

    Jose Leon talks about his new book, life experiences and more. Listen and get to know this amazing person, trombonist, and now author. 

    • 29 min
    Skills and Bones Interview with Slide-School

    Skills and Bones Interview with Slide-School

    The brass and trombone community are quite amazing with all the resources we have to offer from pedagogical minds all over the world. Just to name a few of the great trombone pedagogical minds with great resources for you to devour for your own practice or studios are Joseph Alessi and the Alessi Music Studios. Brad Edwards has a plethora of resources and texts about the trombone written, created, and composed by him. David Vining and his hive of pedagogues through Mountain Peak Music. Another great resource that popped up over the lockdown of Covid is Slide-School, with the creators Nathan Zgonc and Brian Hecht. If you have not had a chance to join slide-school in any capacity, you should check it out. They bring in the best of the best in the world of trombone to talk about their careers, pick their minds about trombone topics, and the members always have a chance to submit a recording to be critiqued by their guest artist. Please take a listen to this episode and listen to the end to make sure you can take full advantage of your first month’s membership with a discount, just in time for the holiday season.

    • 30 min

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