Brett Copeland is a tuba player, educator, and music technologist living in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area. He is a private lesson teacher for numerous DFW school districts and maintains a studio of tuba and euphonium players. In addition to playing and teaching low brass, Brett also teaches guitar, bass, music production, and composition lessons privately. Brett is the tubist and founding member of Flower City Brass, a brass quintet founded at the Eastman School of Music in 2016. He has maintained an active performance career regularly playing with Symphoria (Syracuse, NY), the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra (Buffalo, NY), and previously holding the position of Principal Tuba with the Venice Symphony (FL), Ash Lawn Opera (VA), and the South Shore Symphony Orchestra (FL). Brett earned a DMA in Tuba Performance and Literature with a Certificate in Arts Leadership from the Eastman School of Music ('20) where he was a Teaching Assistant for both the Tuba Studio and the Eastman Audio Research Studio (EARS). His primary teachers have been Don Harry, Jay Hunsberger, and Dr. Jeff Funderburk.
LoFi Low Brass Exercises and Accompaniment Tracks
I've created accompaniment tracks for some of my favorite low brass exercises and routines that I use all the time in my individual practice and in lessons with students. My accompanimnet tracks are made using Ableton Live and feature a rhythmically engaging "LoFi" drum beat paired with sonically interesting drones and melodic instruments. These accompaniment tracks were designed to help keep players engaged throughout their fundamental routines.
LoFi accompaniment tracks are available for:
As well as original exercises:
Private Lesson Sign-up
For students in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area interested in tuba/euphonium lessons please fill out the form linked below.