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.
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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.
Solo Tuba at Teatro Lirico di Cagliari
• 1° audition winner at Teatro Petruzzeli di Bari (july 2014) • audition winner at Teatro dell’Opera di Roma (Ottobre 2012) • audition winner at Teatro Regio di Parma (december 2012) • audition winner at Orchestra Haydn di Bolzano e Trento (march 2013)
Mahler Jugend Orchester (2009)
• audition winner at Orchestra Giovanile “Simon Boccanegra” di Genova • audition winner at Teatro Fondazione Petruzzelli di Bari • audition winner at Orchestra “Paolo Serrao”, Calabria • 1° audition winner for Orchestra Giovanile Italiana (2014)
• Selected during the audition at Orchestra Sinfonica “La Verdi” di Milano (september 2011) • 5° audition winner at Teatro alla Scala di Milano (july 2012) • 1° audition winner at Teatro dell’Opera di Roma (september 2012) • 1° audition winner at Orchestra Haydn di Bolzano (march 2013) • 1° audition winner at Teatro alla Scala di Milano (october 2013) • Finalist in the audition for the Aarhus Symphony Orchestra, Denmark (june 2014)
Winner in 2014 of the position as 1° Bass Tuba in F in the Banda della Polizia di Stato in Roma (State Police Band)
Winner in 2007 of the position as 1° Bass Tuba in Eflat in the Banda Musicale della Guardia di Finanza in Roma (National Army Band, division of Guardia di Finanza)
Winner in 2007 of the position as 1° Contrabass Tuba in Bflat in the Banda Musicale della Guardia di Finanza in Roma (National Army Band, division of Guardia di Finanza)
I was a follower of the maestro Alessandro Fossi in different stages of my life and experience. In each of them I have always found with him the right direction in which to work. For each step, a new challenge to improve my playing. The key of Alessandro’s teachings is his dedication to meticulous attention to detail, which is what allows an instrumentalist and musician to aim for perfection in his performance. He is the example of a career built genuinely with his own strengths and convictions, a model to follow and imitate.
Alessandro Fossi is awesome. He is such an incredible musician. It really shows how talented and skilled he is. He has accomplished so much in his career. Congratulations on the success and keep up the good work!
Alessandro is a meticulous teacher, and has a specific exercise for every problem. His philosophy of music-making helped me develop new ways to practice and approach new repertoire, and to have been able to listen to him for a week has been one of the best teaching experiences of my life. I can honestly say that he changed my perspective about performing the tuba regarding interpretation, as I am sure he will change yours if you decide to take a lesson with him.
In January 2015 I went to Bologna to have a private lesson with Alessandro Fossi. This was part of my preparations for an orchestra audition coming up about one month later. It was the first time we met, and I felt he immediately figured out how to help me in my preparations. We worked thoroughly on basics, the Vaughan Williams and orchestra excerpts. The basics we did worked out very well for me, and I now use it as part of my daily exercises. I also liked his concepts of sound and style in orchestral playing. Alessandro Fossi works disciplined and thoroughly as a teacher. He is also a most kind and helpful person, and I would highly recommend taking lessons with him.
In January 2015 I went to Bologna to have a private lesson with Alessandro Fossi. We worked thoroughly on basics, the Vaughan Williams and orchestra excerpts. The basics we did worked out very well for me, and I now use it as part of my daily exercises. I also liked his concepts of sound and style in orchestral playing. Alessandro Fossi works disciplined and thoroughly as a teacher. He is also a most kind and helpful person, and I would highly recommend taking lessons with him.
Alessandro Fossi knows a lot of different ways to solve problems. He also knows how to use alternative methods (Ultrabreathe, Incentive Spirometer, Mouthpiece, mouthpiece-rim,...) if something won’t work immediately. He knows certain things don´t come over night and that it also requires discipline and hard work. For me this combination of teacher and mentor was a big gain to become a professional musician. In the end I can just say, it was a pleasure to me being a student of Mr. Fossi.
I had a chance to take a lessons from Alessandro Fossi. His concepts, fundamental exercise, orchestral excerpts and solo playing were special experience for me to become professional. He told me how can I improve everything about playing music on the tuba. If you want to become professional, you must take his lesson.
It was a great pleasure for me to work very hard for three years with Mr. Alessandro Fossi as my teacher. With him I really understood what makes you a winner. He impressed me for the discipline he kept in order to make me a musician.
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.
Not if the internet connection is robust and using an ethernet cable plugged into the router rather than wi-fi makes a big difference!
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.
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.
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.