I own 6 Shires instruments....485, 500, .508, .525, .547 bores and a bass...and I play them all in my working life.
I have been a freelance professional lower brass player, composer/arranger, music director and teacher in NYC since the late 1960s. I specialize in American and Pan-American styles but can play in all idioms that use my instruments.
Jan 23, 2017, 11:08AM
Visit <http://samburtis.com/>. Lots of information on that site in the form of articles plus a link to my method book "Time, Balance & Connections-A Universal Theory Of Brass Relativity" which includes several chapters of the book.