Flow Studies by David Vining is appropriate for all levels of musicians.
Flow Studies is a companion book to the Breathing Book. Flow Studies is designed to help instrumentalists learn to effectively use their airflow to achieve smoothness and enhanced musicality. Flow Studies includes a suggested etude rotation schedule, so players may receive the maximum benefit.
“David Vining has written a group of studies which I think artfully isolate the movement of air when you play. I highly recommend them for students and anyone who needs to "get back to the basics" of air movement.” — Mark Lawrence, Principal Trombone (retired), San Francisco Symphony
Trombonist David Vining is the founder and co-owner of Mountain Peak Music, a publishing company devoted to offering innovative, healthy teaching methods for all musicians. Mountain Peak Music represents Mr. Vining’s personal mission, combining his extensive performing and teaching background with insights learned through his remarkable recovery from embouchure dystonia.
Mr. Vining is a dynamic performer who has delivered hundreds of recitals nationwide. As trombonist with the Chestnut Brass Company, he recorded several CD’s and toured the United States and Europe performing recitals, masterclasses, and concerts with orchestras. Currently a member of the Flagstaff Symphony, he has performed with the Cincinnati Symphony, Kansas City Symphony and the Philadelphia Orchestra. Mr. Vining has appeared on college campuses coast-to-coast in recital and as a guest soloist with ensembles, and recorded a solo CD, Arrows of Time.
Currently Professor of Trombone at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Arizona, Mr. Vining has also served on the faculties of the University of Kansas and the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music. A native of Cocoa, Florida, Mr. Vining resides in Flagstaff with his wife Leslie, daughter Sarah and son Benjamin.