Join XO Artist and Educator Dr Jeff Phillips as he discusses the steps to assemble, hold, care for and create the first pitch on the trombone in this series of 4 videos created for teachers, students, and parents to use as a reference to play and maintain the trombone correctly from the beginning.

About the Author

Dr. JEFFREY PHILLIPS has been the adjunct professor of trombone and commercial brass at Belmont University since 2004 and also performs with the Belmont Faculty Brass Quintet. He retired from secondary school teaching after 34 years, which include 29 as the Director of Bands at Hendersonville High School where he coordinated all facets of the program there including AP Music Theory, marching band, two concert bands, and two jazz bands in addition to founding the school string orchestra. Under his direction the bands performed at five state and two national conventions, and numerous other festivals and events throughout the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. In addition, he also taught at Pope John Paul II High School and as adjunct trombone instructor at Western Kentucky University, and served as the conductor of the Trevecca Nazarene University-Community Wind Ensemble.

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