Tubbs, Frank Herbert

1853-

 

Vocal teacher and musical writer; born at Brighton, Mass. In Boston he studied piano and harmony with W. F. Apthorp, C. Petersilea and W. J. D. Leavitt, then studied vocal music with Lyman Wheeler and W. W. Davis. In London he studied tinder Manuel Garcia, Behuke and W. Shakespeare, and on going to Italy he became a pupil of San Giovanni and Francesco Lamperti. On his return to America he was organizer and choirmaster of boys' choirs in churches in Pittsfield, Glens Falls, and even New York. In 1899 he founded the New  York Vocal Institute of which he is musical director. He is president of the Clef Club and on the executive committee of the Music Teachers' National Association. He is associate editor of The Musician and was founder of The Vocalist. He has written a number of works on the art of singing, among them being Seed Thoughts for Singers; Hints to My Pupils; Voice-culture and Singing; Expression in Singing.