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When placing your instrument on the floor, instead of setting the horn on its slide, try placing the mouthpiece receiver and the bell on the floor, thus taking the weight off the slide.Your slide should be pointing in an upwards direction This prevents unnecessary warping of the slide and repair work.


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Bio

Joseph Alessi - Trombonist

JOSEPH ALESSI

Principal Trombone, New York Philharmonic

Professor, The Juilliard School

The Gurnee F. and Marjorie L. Hart Chair

Joseph Alessi was appointed Principal Trombone of the New York Philharmonic in the spring of 1985. He began musical studies in his native California with his father, Joseph Alessi, Sr. As a high school student in San Rafael, California, he was a soloist with the San Francisco Symphony before continuing his musical training at Philadelphia