Just been reading another thread in random forum where there was some discussion about which clefs the kids could read. This brings up an interesting point. In my opinion trombone should always be taught in Bass Clef as this is the clef that will be played in ALL other situations except brass band. (Treble clef is also confusing as I play stuff in proper treble clef, not Bb treble!). I also feel that teachers should push thier students towards the trumpet and french horn rather than cornet/tenor horn. Again for the same reason as the clef - these are the most widely used AND will also give the students the most opportunity for playing. I realise that this might well go against the thinking of many on the forum but I have seen many situations where a cornet player who wants to do professional music is at a severe disadvantage because they have not done trumpet (and bone players that con't read proper clefs ). Teaching brass band instruments and clefs I think is an excellent way to get people started but this should always be tempered by the fact that other instruments/clefs will be ultimately more useful. Thoughts??