Alessandro Fossi - Tuba player and teacher
Alessandro Fossi TUBA ENTHUSIAST – MUSIC COACH
Become a better musician, it always starts in your mind.
Take Skype tuba lessons with me from anywhere!

Tuba is an iconic and fun instrument to play and I will help you to get the most out of your learning. Master the range, tone, and technique necessary to become a great tubist.  

Although the best way to take a lesson remains in person, Skype provides a very successful alternative in case you cannot reach me in person or come at one of my courses.

We will be working on:

  • Orchestral auditions and performances preparation
  • Improving your technique through specific exercises
  • Major/Minor scales and scale exercises
  • Tuba-specific troubleshooting tips and advices
  • Music Theory basics
  • Enhancing your musicianship
  • Choosing the equipment that works for you
  • Overcoming Stage Fright
  • Expanding your Repertoire
  • Specific requests you might have

Once you have booked your lesson, I will send you a questionnaire to fill, to know you better and understand you and your needs before we work together.

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I had the pleasure of helping my students winning the following auditions:

If you feel I can help you in preparing your next orchestral audition, your next recital or your next difficult symphonic program, I will be more than happy to help you in becoming a better musician.

Here are some of my instructional videos:

  • 1 Hour
  • 601 Hour
    • Dozens of technique-building exercises
    • Major scales and scale exercises
    • Tuba-specific troubleshooting tips and advice
    • Music Theory basics
    • Recommendations on how to develop musicality
    • Preparation to auditions or performances
    • Tuba equipment recommendations

  • ½ Hour
  • 30½ hour
    • Dozens of technique-building exercises
    • Major scales and scale exercises
    • Tuba-specific troubleshooting tips and advice
    • Music Theory basics
    • Recommendations on how to develop musicality
    • Preparation to auditions or performances
    • Tuba equipment recommendations

Recording session "Bel Canto"

What are the set-up costs?

Skype is completely free to download. Just go to www.skype.com

Many newer computers and laptops have built in cameras and microphones that are perfectly acceptable, otherwise, a webcam/mic can run as little as € 20, and upwards from there. I normally use a MacBook laptop, using built in camera and an external Yeti USB mic.

You will of course need a good internet connection. A high quality broadband connection is best for video calls. Plugging your computer directly to the internet through an ethernet cable rather than using wi-fi also improves the connection.

Is there latency?

Not if the internet connection is robust and using an ethernet cable plugged into the router rather than wi-fi makes a big difference!

Can you really correct a student when you’re not there in person?

Online lessons give me the possibility to focus completely on music and what I hear, more then what I see: if it sounds good, it means that everything is ok,  if not, then I correct what is technically wrong.

With this kind of lessons I developed a listening sensitivity I didn’t have before.

How can I pay?

Payment must be submitted before the lesson. You can pay via PayPal or money transfer to my bank account. We can decide on the payment method to use via email.

Where do we start?

Send me an email using the form below.

Let me know your location/timezone, if you already have a clear idea about what you would like to work on, send me a program and the music in pdf. If you don’t have an idea yet, don’t worry: I will identify what is best for you and we will start working on it together.

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Schedule your first lesson with Alessandro!

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What instrument do you play?
 Tuba Euphonium
 

Where are you from?

Your Message (tell me your background and what you want to accomplish)