The tuba is an incredibly versatile instrument and mastering its techniques can help enhance your technique on other instruments as well. Plus, with its low notes, it can create an impressive sound that will definitely add character to any ensemble. One of life’s greatest ironies is that the tuba is the loudest instrument in the orchestra, yet is hardly heard over the main performance.
The smallest tuba is the 3/4 tuba, commonly used in schools where the students can appreciate the lighter weight. A 4/4 tuba is considered the standard size and are best for a fuller, deeper sound.
The tubist will create a “buzz” sound by vibrating lips together in the mouthpiece. To adjust the pitch, the tubist will either adjust their embouchure or press down on one or more valves.
Some tubas can weigh around 30 pounds, with the heaviest weighing in about 50 pounds!
With the school being conveniently located in Orange Park, it is just a short drive for our students from Fleming Island, Green Cove Springs, Oakleaf, and Jacksonville.
For those who are not local, virtual lessons are also available.