John Jenkins

John Jenkins, Tubas

Use the navigation bar above to explore the tuba pages.

The icon will launch a youtube movie of John explaining a relevant point of tuba technique.

The icon will give an audio clip, which will either play automatically or open a new window.

The icon will play an illustrative music example from the Philharmonia's recorded archive.

Be sure to visit the 'player's tips and tricks' section for some very useful advice about aspects of tuba writing.

Sadly, John Jenkins passed away in 2008. Recording the orchestra manual with him was a real pleasure. He had a love of the instrument and a disarming sense of humour. I would like these pages to stand as a memorial to his professionalism and extraordinary musicianship. (Andrew Hugill)

The Orchestra: A User's Manual is a free resource and will remain so. It still receives between 8,000 and 16,000 unique visits per month from all over the world. See the testimonials. Thanks to all the donations, I have been able to create this responsive re-design. But the movies and sound clips recorded in 2004 do show their age. I would really like to re-record everything and add many more techniques, especially for solo and ensemble writing. I estimate this will cost around £30,000. If you know a source of such funds, please contact me: a.hugill [at]