The tuba is the lowest-pitched instrument of the brass family and serves as the bass voice in all musical genres. Tubas are most commonly pitched in three different keys: CC, BBb, and Eb. The Sousaphone, designed by composer John Phillip Sousa, is a tuba shaped for ease of carrying by a marching player, with a forward-facing bell. Concert tubas resemble large euphoniums and have bells that face upward. Tubas are used primarily in marching band, concert band, brass ensembles, and orchestra, but can also be found in Dixieland and jazz groups.
Most beginning band programs do not offer tuba, so many tubists begin as trombone or trumpet students. Due to its large size, tuba requires a great amount of air to play. As with other brass instruments, tubists use their lips as the primary producer of pitch. Having a "good ear" is essential to becoming a successful tubist. Our low brass instructors at Pellegrino Fine Arts Academy are highly-qualified professionals with the experience and expertise necessary to help any student, regardless of age or ability level, achieve their musical goals!
What are the benefits of tuba lessons?
- One-on-one, individualized instruction tailored to meet your specific needs
- Our instructors teach proper embouchure, hand position, posture, and correct bad habits that may impede a student's progress
- Students learn ear-training skills essential to playing a brass instrument
- Students are introduced to tuba literature (solos, etudes, and ensembles) written by foremost composers for that instrument
Pellegrino Fine Arts Academy tuba lessons cost $96.00 per month. For your $96.00, you receive four lessons, one per week, each 30 minutes in length. In months with five weeks, we do charge for the fifth week of lessons, bringing your tuition to $120.00 for those months. There is a one-time registration fee of $30.00 for all new students, with a discounted registration fee of $20.00 for each additional family member.
With our program, you are under no obligation to enroll for any "set" period of time - you can begin lessons whenever you like and can discontinue at any time. Payment is through our automated billing system and is charged to your choice of credit or debit card on the the first of each month for the month in advance.
For further information or to enroll, please contact our lesson studio director, Jayne Naragon, by emailing Lessons@PellegrinoMusic.com or calling 330-498-8400. We look forward to hearing from you!