W5 ~ How Low Can You Go? The World of Low Brass non-member


Thursday 19 March 2020 – 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Minimum enrollment: 6 participants  Course maximum: 20 participants.

***Non-member registrations will only be accepted after 10 March 2020.  

When you play a low brass instrument, your sound anchors the whole band.  Your role within the ensemble is integral to the success of all.  Bring your trombone, baritone, euphonium, or tuba and join in with this interactive workshop that focuses on the melodic and harmonic role of this section in a band environment.  Expect to be challenged to make an amazing sound in all registers and expand your range.  This workshop is suitable for low brass players of all levels – beginner through experienced.

Your Instructor:


Larry Shields has been playing tuba professionally for over 35 years and has been an educator for 30. A Yamaha Education Artist, he has taught grade 5 beginners through to University and adult community groups. Currently Larry is the Music Director for National Music Camp of Canada, Music Director for the Weston Silver Band and the Brampton Concert Band as well as Head if Music for De La Salle College “Oakland’s” in Toronto. He has been blessed to back up many great musicians that include David Foster, Andrea Bocelli, Aretha Franklin and Diana Krall, and some old favorites as Paul Anka, Joni Mitchell and the Temptations. Larry has played in pit orchestras that include, Miss Saigon, Lion King, Show Boat and Crazy for You. He can be heard on many CD’s and commercials, most recently on Christmas recordings by Alan Jackson and Matt Dusk.

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