Low Brass Posts

Have You Heard with Jim Pugh

In the summer of 2012 I attended the Skidmore Jazz Institute in New York where I had the privilege of working with some of my biggest musical heroes. In addition to coaching and classes with greats like Pat LaBarbera and Todd Coolman I was also able to study privately with Curtis Fuller and Jim Pugh.

The Legendary Bill Watrous

This Saturday would have been the 80thbirthday of legendary trombonist Bill Watrous. As we approach our first June without him let’s celebrate his fantastic career by revisiting some of his most prolific recordings. For younger players who might not yet be acquainted with Bill Watrous read Scott Yanow’s biography on Watrous below.

Ball State University Trombone Day II

On April 6th, 2018 Ball State University hosted Trombone Day II. This event was a full day of rehearsals, masterclasses, lectures, and performances that showcased all of the fine resources the school has to offer. Chris Van Hof, Assistant Professor of Music Performance (Trombone), led the event, and trombone legend, Jim Pugh, was the featured artist of the day.

5 Ways To Keep Up With Your Instrument Over Summer Break

Don’t fall behind on maintenance.

Summer vacation is a fantastic way to recharge and prepare yourself for the following year. While you’re spending time outside and taking a break be sure to keep up with your instrument to set yourself up for a strong start to the next year. Here are some helpful tips to keep in mind this summer that will keep your instrument, abilities, and interests in top shape.

Graduate To Yamaha 2019

Graduation typically means ordering an over-priced cap and gown, long ceremonies with longer speeches, open house celebrations, and more pictures than you may ever want to take. Thankfully musicians can enjoy a more pertinent graduation in the form of the Graduate to Yamaha promotion!

Tips On Buying A New Trombone

Finding your next instrument can be a daunting task if you don’t have a game plan. The market is filled with a plethora of options, and sometimes it can be difficult to see the forest through the trees.From my time at Paige’s Music and my experience as a player, I can provide my thought process, and hopefully it will help with your future instrument selection.

Start by playing on your instrument.

Always, always, always limit the variables. Bring your current instrument and mouthpiece as well as familiar music. Warm up on your instrument and take note of how it sounds in the space around you. You need to have a control for the experiment, and your current instrument will provide that. Take out uncertainties like unfamiliar music, unfamiliar mouthpieces, and etc.

Exciting News for Brass Players – New Brass Mouthpiece Display at Paige’s Music

Paige’s Music has been the one-stop shop all things band and orchestra in central Indiana since 1871 and we are constantly looking to improve our service and product offerings.

The newest addition to our Indianapolis location is a brass mouthpiece display featuring more than 60 mouthpieces specifically chosen by our brass specialists, Ross Werner and Tucker Woerner based on their knowledge and input from local teachers and professionals. Anyone who visits our store will be able to try any and all of these mouthpieces in the pursuit of perfecting their sound.

Meet Tucker Woerner – Low Brass Specialist at Paige’s Music

My name is Tucker Woerner, and I am the new Low Brass Specialist at Paige’s Music. I have worked at Paige’s for about a year and a half, but I was a Paige’s customer since I started playing the trombone at Eastwood MS in 6th grade. While attending North Central HS I was encouraged by my orchestra director, Craig Ghormley, to consider pursuing music as a career. Along with his help and the guidance of my private teacher, Carl Hungerford, I successfully entered the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra Side-by-Side program.

While in the Side-by-Side program I met Jared Rodin, and I went on to study with him at Butler University. After completing my BA in Music in 2015 I went to the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University and completed my MM in Trombone Performance with an outside area in Historical Performance. My primary teachers have been M. Dee Stewart, Jared Rodin, Linda Pearse, and Carl Hungerford.

In addition to working at Paige’s Music I teach private music lessons and play my horns as much as my schedule permits. I’m always interested to hear what music you enjoy and why. As the old adage goes, “there are only two kinds of music: good and bad.” Please feel free to contact me at any time with questions regarding instruments, mouthpieces, accessories, or any other questions related to your instrument and the music you seek to make. I am always excited to hear what new things you might like to see us carry and what concerts and events are going on in our community.

Tucker Woerner
Low Brass Specialist

5282 E. 65th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46220

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