TREASURES OF YOUR LIFE

I recently visited a friend for the first time in his beautiful home. Each room was exquisitely decorated in a colorful contemporary theme vividly illustrating the couple’s personalities and journeys through life.

What struck me most were the proud displays throughout their home of accomplishments and passions – through their art to landscaping to furnishings. As a musician he had displays of historic instruments and unreleased prototypes, rare books and gifts from famous musicians. She had a room filled with medals, trophies and memorabilia from the athletic accomplishments of her life.

To a greater or lessor extent, we all collect the treasures from our life. For some it’s walls of photographs, for others it’s art from their world travels. Seeing this magnificent home filled with the artifacts of lives well-lived reminded me of the opportunity we all have to celebrate this journey through the treasures of our lives.

I really like this interesting and well-disposed book. So many good thoughts, facts and tips on alto trombone. Good guidance for the searching alto souls out there. A must-have for the shelves.

– Håkan Björkman, Principal Trombone at Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra

I highly recommend Alto Trombone Savvy for players around the world wanting advice on handling the alto trombone at the highest level. Classical and jazz players both share the same challenges, and it’s great to have this book in either bass or alto clef to help answer some of those challenges.

- Carsten Svanberg, International Trombone Soloist and Professor of Trombone at the University of Music and Arts Graz

For anyone interested in learning to play the alto trombone, whether for classical or jazz, this book is a must. Clearly written, with excellent exercises and links to audio examples, Michael Lake has provided the trombone world with a wonderful new resource.

– Ralph Sauer, Former Principal Trombone, Los Angeles Philharmonic