Getting a Private Instructor

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by RHSbigbluemarchingband, Jun 4, 2009.

  1. RHSbigbluemarchingband

    RHSbigbluemarchingband Mezzo Piano User

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    Thanks for that bit on the tone issue in band. Today i committed a bad thing, and just played long tones as quietly as possible underneath the band. I played the same key, don't worry lol. But I did that and i put the stand in a position where the noise bounced right back to me. Within ten minutes my tone started healing, so I think Al Innella you may be correct right there.

    As for the Strad its been since the beginning of March. Yet tone problems only started a week ago. I don't know really know whats going on, but im hoping that by resting this week, and then starting up by playing long tones only, I can get my tone back. I guess time to ride it out, and see what happens. But im still going to get those lessons. I really want to excel at this instrument, and eventually be first chair in both jazz and wind ensemble by the end of my high school career. With a teacher I hope I can get to that goal faster, and in a more structured manner.
     
  2. Bob Grier

    Bob Grier Forte User

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    When you have a medical problem you go to a doctor. When you have a problem with the law you go to a lawyer. When you have a dental problem you go to a dentist. When you have a trumpet problem GO TO AN EXPERT. Why is that so hard? I see posts from far too many people having problems and they go around in circles trying "home remedies". Is your director a trumpet player? If not how do expect them to help you? If you are a serious student of the trumpet GET A TEACHER!
     
  3. RHSbigbluemarchingband

    RHSbigbluemarchingband Mezzo Piano User

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    Does anyone know of a private instructor in north new jersey, and also what should I be expecting to pay for a good instructor?
     

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