Richard Shuebruk was born in Bristol, England August 23, 1854. Shuebruk came to the U.S. in 1876. Richard Shuebruk joined the Boston Symphony trumpet section in the 1885-1886 season, and became Principal trumpet, the next season for one year. In the 1920s and 1930s, Shuebruk was a music teacher in New York City. Shuebruk also played in the Frederick Neil Innes (1854-1926) Band. As a teacher, he was known for the advice: 'Don't blow harder for the high notes; Pinch tighter'.