Expectations from Trumpet lessons with a trumpet tutor .

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  1. Stevetigerfan

    Stevetigerfan New Friend

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    Hi Guys I am a comeback and have been enjoying playing practicing for the last few months and I am looking for a local Trumpet /cornet tutor .
    its been a while since I had lessons at school what can I expect from a good teacher .?
     
  2. Vulgano Brother

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    A good teacher will encourage you and then tell you how badly you sucked and encourage you some more.
     
  3. Stevetigerfan

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    Thanks Vulgano Brother not the answer I was looking for howerever made me chuckle when I read it this morning .
     
  4. Recursion

    Recursion Mezzo Piano User

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    You should expect a teacher to teach you.

    What that entails depends on a limitless number of factors. What really matters is that you are progressing to your satisfaction and you enjoy the lessons.

    If you were looking for more of a micro answer, then I'd say expect lots of slurs, scales, and advice to develop a daily routine...to build your chops. After that I'd say expect your teacher to help you with whatever you state as your goal.
     
  5. JNINWI

    JNINWI Piano User

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    A good teacher will tell you the truth….not what you’ll want to hear.
    A good teacher will evaluate how you play and recommend changes if needed…not what you want to hear.
    A good teacher will evaluate your equipment and recommend any necessary changes….not what you want to hear….
    A good teacher will give you exercises to practice, and after you practice them for a week or two, he’ll tell you your not practicing them correctly and show you (again) the correct way….not what you want to hear.
    A good teacher will know on your first note of the lesson if you practiced or not and tell you your wasting his time when you don’t practice….not what you want to hear.
    A good teacher will praise you when you work hard, practice exactly how he tells you, and you show him improvement………THIS is what you want to hear……….
    Starting to get the idea !
     
  6. gmonady

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    But a good teacher should also be a good tooter. Good luck on your quest and welcome to TM.
     
  7. gmonady

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    You are learning quickly here on TM. But that's OK. You can put all your faith in me... Trust me, I'm a doctor.
     
  8. Satchmo Brecker

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    Couple of things. A good teacher should be good enough to adapt their style of teaching to the way you learn (within reason of course). You should audition your teacher before agreeing to pay $X for # weeks. It may not seem like it, but YOU'RE the customer paying good money for the lessons. Someone worth the money should have no problem proving it to you. (Of course don't be a jerk about it like saying "ok bigshot, prove you're worth $50/hr". instead just ask them to play a little just to hear what a professional sounds like.) And lastly, nobody likes an @$$!%^. If you don't like the person's personality you'll never get inspired. Lessons will be a time to endure versus enjoy.
     
  9. Stevetigerfan

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    Thanks for the replies guys I am looking for a teacher at the moment and the only one I have found locally so far is a Trombone player who assures me he can tech me all I need to know and has taught Trumpet players to level 8 .
    After the comments above I am going to wait until I find someone who can toot the Trumpet.
     
  10. Stefen

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    A good teacher should have a few answers for the difficulties your facing at the moment in time, they shouldn't dictate, but help show you the way and assist and escort you on the journey of discovery. A teacher points the easiest direction, you choose whether you follow the advice or not. Sorry a bit deep.
     

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