By including the visual aspect of learning, one can form a picture in their mind of how a professional trombone player looks when playing. How do they hold the horn? How do they breathe? Is the slide hand relaxed? Are they still when they play, or do they move around more?

Also, what a great opportunity to be able to see the greats, and connect faces and pictures to the people, recordings, and places! In 1969, there was a study lead by Edgar Dale regarding the “Cone of Learning.” Essentially, the more participatory the learning, the student is able to retain more. Including visual learning with the auditory of listening to the performance increases retention.

In this spirit, we offer several jazz videos on this page for your viewing pleasure.