Finding Private Lessons

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  1. Ness

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    I just graduated high school, been playing for about 8 years total (about 2 years really seriously). I wish to get better at the instrument, and I have been practicing during this start of summer, however, I realize that receiving private instruction may not be a bad idea. Where does anybody recommend I start to look (I'm not very experienced in this area, and I don't really know very many people that have gotten private lessons)?
     
  2. D.C. Al fine

    D.C. Al fine Banned

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    Lessons are far from a bad idea!

    Well, it would help us if we knew where you are from. I know of 2 players off the top of my head that give skype lessons, Bob Grier(I believe that is the correct spelling, my apologizes if it is not) and Trent Austin. I do not know the rates though.

    Just thought of another, but he costs some big bucks. Adam Rapa, he is a big name in the trumpet community. Pricey, but come on, its with Adam Rapa...
     
  3. Ness

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    Sandoval gives lessons for $110/h I read online. And yeah to say the least I know who Adam Rapa is :D

    I live in South eastern WI.
     
  4. D.C. Al fine

    D.C. Al fine Banned

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    I am not familiar with WI teachers, I think someone here may.
     
  5. gmonady

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    Try calling a local university department of music. Even if you're not a music major, even if you're not in college, it is highly likely you will get a professor that will have an open schedule (summer IS the best time) for giving lessons.

    While in high school, this is how I got one of my most valuable trumpet teachers by doing this. I called the University of Cincinnati Department of Music, and got a couple of names. I called the first one on the list, and he took me on and kept me as a student until I moved on to Graduate School. His name: Eugene Blee, principle trumpet player for the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra.
     
  6. gbdeamer

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    I think you first have to decide what kind of instruction you're looking for.

    If you want "overall" type trumpet lessons I then think gmonady hit the nail on the head. A local university should be able to direct you to their trumpet professor(s). They may even be listed on-line for you to contact directly.

    If you're looking for something specific like jazz/improv, big-band, lead, etc, then you should look for people in your area who are good at that and offer lessons.
     
  7. Lawler Bb

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