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Here’s some of the things people have said about Foxy Dots Music:

About Brace Yourself for Brass

“Finding and using ‘Brace Yourself’ has proved a real godsend in keeping talented young players motivated in the difficult period subsequent to having orthodontic work. The young musicians don’t lose their technique only some of the upper range and the music in ‘Brace yourself’ is appealing, challenging and rewarding for them to play whilst adjusting to their ‘new’ embouchure and redeveloping their range.”Tony Whittingham – Senior brass tutor, Halton & Warrington District Music Service

“I really love your Brace Yourself for Brass Trumpet edition. I would give you a 10/10!!!! Say a BIG WELL DONE to the musicians.”

Ollie Parker, aged 11 – Bookham, Surrey

“We even listen to the CD in the car!”Ollie’s mum!

“Brace Yourself for Brass is a fantastic resource for students who have had the dreaded brace fitted! The material is challenging but sensitive in terms of register, and playing along to the CD is great fun. My students and I have really enjoyed using this book.”Giles Liddiard – Brass Peripatetic teacher, Northamptonshire Music and Performing Arts Service

“Cracking Idea!”Martin Grainger – Trumpet Teacher 

“Cool Stuff”Marc Reed – Assistant Professor of Trumpet, The University of Alabama

“Brace Yourself for Brass is a fantastic resource for students who have had the dreaded brace fitted! The material is challenging but sensitive in terms of register, and playing along to the CD is great fun. My students and I have really enjoyed using this book.”Giles Liddiard – Brass Peripatetic teacher, Northamptonshire Music and Performing Arts Service


About Tuba Tooter

“We use Richard’s Tuba Tooter here in my studio in Tallinn, Estonia. I’ve found that the practice here of starting young players–as young as seven years old–on smaller E-flat tuba works very well: Kids have a much easier time playing “Hot Cross Buns” in E-flat, a fourth higher than the usual B-flat as presented in U.S. method books. Tuba Tooter fills a void for good-quality, contemporary material for young players on E-flat tuba. I recommend!” George Butler, Trombone, euphonium, and tuba teacher; beginning band director at Lasnamäe Muusikakool

“A well structured method, packed full of effective material. I particularly liked the regular appearances of ‘Bassline Academy’, a series of exercises covering oom-pah, walking bass, waltz, swing and bossa nova bass figures, helping to develop the ability to maintain a strict tempo bassline, which is, after all, the stock in trade of any tuba player.”Music Teacher Magazine, October 2009

“An excellent and comprehensive tutor for the Eb tuba …….. Tuba Tooter covers all of the fundamental music skills required, technique and effective practice disciplines, also including fingering charts, fun illustrations and a glossary.”Musician Magazine, Summer 2008

“This is by far the best tuba starter book that I have used. My students really enjoy all of the pieces, and love playing the Bassline Academy exercises with the CD.”Mark Cardy – Head of Brass, Surrey Arts

“With excellent audio examples this book is a must for every new student of the Eb tuba, covering all the basics and more.”Steve Thompson – Brass Peripatetic Teacher


About Heavy Weights

“These pieces look great and would be fun to play for lower grade students.”Jim Anderson, former principal tuba BBC Symphony Orchestra.

“If you are looking to introduce young people to playing the tuba – just buy ALL of the Foxy Dots tuba books – superb stuff!” Michael Chapple – Brass Peripatetic Teacher

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