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Trombonist David Vining is a dynamic teacher and performer who has delivered hundreds of recitals and masterclasses nationwide to critical acclaim.  Currently professor of Trombone at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Arizona, Mr. Vining has also served on the faculties of the University of Kansas, the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music and Temple University.

Mr. Vining is a popular clinician, presenting clinics and workshops throughout the country as a clinician for Conn-Selmer Musical Instruments. He is a certified member of Andover Educators, a consortium of music educators dedicated to preserving and enhancing the careers of musicians through accurate anatomical information and somatic awareness as applied to music-making.  Through a unique and powerful tool called Body Mapping, Professor Vining helps students in all disciplines avoid injury and become better musicians.

As trombonist with the Chestnut Brass Company from 1985-1990, Mr. Vining toured the United Stated and Europe performing recitals, master classes, and concerts with orchestras.  Mr. Vining may be heard with the Chestnut Brass Company on the Crystal, Musical Heritage, and Newport Classics labels.

Mr. Vining has performed orchestrally with the Flagstaff Symphony, Cincinnati Opera Orchestra, Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Kansas City Symphony, Kansas City Chamber Orchestra, Kansas City Camerata, Fort Wayne (IN) Philharmonic, Toledo (OH) Symphony, and Philadelphia Orchestra.
Mr. Vining holds degrees from Bowling Green State University and Florida State University.  He is the author of the best selling method book Daily Routines for Trombone: Tenor, Bass and Student  Editions.  He is also the author of Long Tone Duets, Long Tone Duets, Ralph Sauer Edition, Ear Training for Trombone, Ear Training for Trumpet, What Every Trombonist Needs to Know About the Body, The Breathing Book and Flow Studies.

David Vining is the owner of Mountain Peak Music, a publishing company dedicated to offering innovative, healthy teaching methods for all musicians. 

A native of Cocoa, FL, Mr. Vining resides in Flagstaff, Arizona with his wife Leslie, daughter Sarah, and son Benjamin.  Visit his personal web page at:



Featured Book


Rangesongs helps you develop your high and low ranges by using target notes in a musical context to encourage you to move your air properly.

Rangesongs contains 105 original etudes, each with a specific target note. Practice the etudes with the target note in the range you wish to develop, moving the target note higher or lower as your range improves. This allows you to systematically develop your range and endurance over time, using musical phrasing as your tool.

Rangesongs makes building range and endurance easy; simply identify your target note, follow the phrasing suggestions and before you know it, you will achieve peak performance!

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