When I started playing trombone in 5th grade, they issued us a type of trombone known as the Tenor Trombone. Because we were fifth graders, the large instrument’s weight was too much for us, and pulled our heads towards the instrument; making us lean our head far to the left. We were further hindered by the “counterweight” that only enhanced the problem. Not only does leaning your head to the side look silly, but it restricts your airflow and makes you sound airy. Later, I started taking lessons with Mr. Holtfreter. He’s helped improved my playing a lot, and he also noticed my head problem. That’s when he gave me the demo TromboneSpineSaver™. The TromboneSpineSaver™ eliminated all the weight that was pulling my head down, and all the weight necessary to hold it. Seriously, I could hold it with one finger with no trouble. This made it easier to concentrate on holding my head straight and still play the music well. I noticed dramatic improvement because my airflow was no longer being restricted. They should issue all the 5th graders these stands so they have good posture from the get-go. I recommend this to all trombone players. -John B. Student of Mr. Holtfreter and a member of his trombone choir 2011

John B.
Ann Arbor, MI

Trombone SpineSaver
2020-02-06T00:02:50+00:00

John B.
Ann Arbor, MI

When I started playing trombone in 5th grade, they issued us a type of trombone known as the Tenor Trombone. Because we were fifth graders, the large instrument’s weight was too much for us, and pulled our heads towards the instrument; making us lean our head far to the left. We were further hindered by the “counterweight” that only enhanced the problem. Not only does leaning your head to the side look silly, but it restricts your airflow and makes you sound airy. Later, I started taking lessons with Mr. Holtfreter. He’s helped improved my playing a lot, and he also noticed my head problem. That’s when he gave me the demo TromboneSpineSaver™. The TromboneSpineSaver™ eliminated all the weight that was pulling my head down, and all the weight necessary to hold it. Seriously, I could hold it with one finger with no trouble. This made it easier to concentrate on holding my head straight and still play the music well. I noticed dramatic improvement because my airflow was no longer being restricted. They should issue all the 5th graders these stands so they have good posture from the get-go. I recommend this to all trombone players. -John B. Student of Mr. Holtfreter and a member of his trombone choir 2011