I'm Tom Waid, formerly a
Tuba Player with The United States Army Band (Pershing's Own) and, since
I'm now retired and being paid NOT to be in the Army, presently the
instructor of tuba at Stetson University in DeLand, Florida and at Brevard Community College in Cocoa, Florida. This is
the place where students in my BCC, Stetson, and private studios
may find resources to help with their music lessons.In addition I've
included pages devoted to my diversions so that I may share them with my
students and anyone else who may be interested. Please enjoy your stay!
To find help with your music study go to
Lesson Resources. You will find help with your daily practice, materials such as
scales and warm-ups, syllabi for my BCC and Stetson students, a repertoire list for
the study of trombone, euphonium, and tuba, and a list of recordings of
interest to students of these instruments.
Go to the Links page for web sites of interest to low brass
musicians and also a few off topic links just for the fun of it.
When my wife, Linda, and I retired from the Army Band we moved
aboard our sail boat and voyaged to the Caribbean. During the
fourteen months we spent cruising I posted a journal to a web site we
called "The Voyage of the Bellatrix".
Here at TropicalTuba.com I've archived stories and photos from that
original web site.
Both Linda and I are Scuba Divers.
Indeed we're both certified Master Instructors by the Professional
Association of Diving Instructors (PADI)
We no longer own a boat. We've sold it and bought an
airplane. Both Linda and I have become pilots and enjoy flying our
As if owning one airplane is not enough. I am currently
building another airplane from a kit. This airplane will eventually
replace the Cessna. Go to my
Kitfox Project page.