Videos and Audio

Pops playing to A under triple C. The key is to NOT over compress, not over tighten and not choke the sound.
Pops explains why all players learn to be tense and how to stop
This section is things that College Trumpet Teachers said couldn't be done. Yes I made a few videos to show things that teachers commonly say can't be done. I made these to help people to become OPEN to ideas and realities.


Mouthpiece buzzing high notes is the best way to improve your range.

This relaxed buzzing helps to reduce facial tension, stiff lips and allows you to learn to use your strength where you need it and NOT everywhere.

Four octave lip buzzing

Buzzing low and loose

Lip buzz and aperture tunnel

Mouthpiece buzzing

Mouthpiece buzzing helps resonance, tone quality, intonation, breathing....

Keith Fiala and Pops McLaughlin on Mouthpiece Buzzing

Andrea Tofanelli on mouthpiece buzzing benefits

Relaxation – Didgeridoo

Pops on the didgeridoo for relaxing

Keith Fiala on the didgeridoo for relaxation - part 1

Keith Fiala on the didgeridoo for relaxation - part 2


Low pressure grip for trumpet
Pops teaching a comeback player tongue arch using line 1 page 125 of the Arban book. The comeback player did all of the playing. I left out the 2 tries in the middle to save time.