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Aubrey Kelly

Toronto Trombone, Euphonium, and Tuba Teacher

Aubrey Kelly2021-08-04T04:37:34-04:00

A. Dip. (GGS-RCM)
M. Mus. (U. Vic.)
B. Mus. (U. Vic.)

Trombonist Aubrey Kelly grew up in Regina, Saskatchewan.  During her middle and high school years, several music teachers inspired her love of music-making, which led her to pursue music at the University of Victoria in BC.  There, she completed her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in trombone performance with teachers Scott MacInnes and Ian McDougall.

She then moved to Toronto, and studied with TSO principal trombonist Gordon Wolfe at the Glenn Gould School of the Royal Conservatory.  Over the past decade, she has enjoyed a varied career as low brass artist, having performed and recorded as a soloist, and with groups including orchestras, big bands, brass ensembles, and rock bands.

Get to know TEACHER…Beyond the Bio!

Hobbies & Interests: crafts, history, camping, travelling
Musical influences:  Scott MacInnes, Ian McDougall, Gord Wolfe, János Sándor, Alain Trudel
Favourite food:  MacIntosh Apples
Least favourite food: Ketchup chips
Favourite music: Snarky Puppy, Barenaked Ladies, Alison Krauss, orchestral music by Brahms and Mahler
Favourite song: Binky (Snarky Puppy)
Favourite movie: The Artist; Midnight in Paris
Favouirite movie music: Star Wars; The Illusionist
Favourite musical theatre/opera: Hamilton
Best quote from your teacher: Use their time.
Favourite book: The Help
Best thing about teaching at ABC Sharing my love of music and low brass playing with students.
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Preferred Books for Aubrey’s Students

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Remington Warm-Up Studies

Cover of Remington Trombone Warm-Up Studies

An annotated collection of the famous daily routine developed by The Chief, Emory B.Remington. 63 of the studies used to train some of the worlds finest trombonists. Dr. Hunsberger also includes the text of interviews he conducted with The Chief before his death. Remington talks about his singing style, the correct way to tongue, a concept of sound, flexibility, a legato approach, security in the high register, and relaxation. Also contains 12 diatonic pattern scales, a Sample Routine, and an index.

ABC Academy is unable to provide a cost effective and speedy online source for this book.  Please call a local music retailer to find a copy.

Melodious Etudes for Trombone

Cover of Melodious Etudes edited by Johannes Rochut

Widely considered among Trombonists as an almost sacred musical text, the Melodious Etudes of Marco Giulio Bordogni are required learning for musical style, range, and expression for the developing and serious Trombone student.

We are currently unable to find a good online source for this book.  Please call a local retailer to secure a copy.

Arban Complete Method for Trombone

 Cover of Arban Method for Trombone
Arban’s fundamental method book for trumpet was first published in 1864 and has held a top spot in trumpet studies ever since. In 1936, two of the finest trombonists of the day, Charles Randall and Simone Mantia, revised the method for trombone, creating the basis for trombone studies over the ensuing 75 years. Today, Alan Raph brings the Arban into the 21st century, enhancing and expanding the complete Arban text, and addressing new skills and techniques developed up to current times. Sections have been expanded (i.e., scales, arpeggios), and new sections have been added (i.e., slide drills, contemporary forms of double and triple tonguing). Alternate positions have been updated and expanded. Sometimes F-attachment positions are given to facilitate awkward slide movements.

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