Why teach this?

You teach stuff I’ve never seen before. Why is that? There are several reasons why I teach and tell more to my students than you’ve experienced before. 1. Most players were taught by either non trumpet playing H.S. Band Directors or by players that have limited experience. Since nobody can teach more than they know the pool of knowledge shrinks. 2. College education for trumpet performance is different than for teaching. Most college teachers prior to 10 years ago were general Music Ed majors or performance majors. General music may teach alot about the chant but it does not cover the trumpet well. As for performance majors they study the one embouchure they play . If they play well they never study playing problems and solutions, or other embouchures. After all the teacher assumes that if it is being played well then there is no reason to discuss embouchures or […]

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