Just wondering what the majority of people do in the case of starting off a trombone player. I was lucky enough to start playing in school, and so was taught from the beginning in Bass Clef. (infact i had to buy two tune a day books because i bought the threble clef one first) Ive taught some people at the higher grades that seem to have real trouble making the transition from brass band treble clef to concert pitch. (Bass clef is used pretty much in every kind of ensemble other than a brass band.) Far greater trouble infact than those who have to learn to read treble in Bb to play in a band. (Like i did. In fact i remember Ivor Barnet writing out the second trombone part of suite gothique in bass clef for my first contest! Not sure if thats allowed actually!!!) Its almost universally agreed by trombone players that it is in fact more helpful in the future for players to be taught first in bass and then learn treble. Obviously there are many really fine players who started in treble too (Andy Berryman for one) so im not trying to say one way is better than the other. Starting in bass clef obviously causes immediate problems for players starting in a band, but, is there a policy regarding this were you teach?