Picking a teacher

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  1. JackTheMusician

    JackTheMusician Pianissimo User

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    I'm looking to get a teacher over the summer, to sort out my embrochure and give me general advice.

    Are there any particular traits people look for in teachers?

    I personally want experience pretty much, however I can't find any teachers in my area with that or who have a good reputation for teaching! I do't fancy skype lessons either...
     
  2. Solar Bell

    Solar Bell Moderator Staff Member

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    What area of the U. K. are you in?

    Look up Michael Chapple on Facebook. He is near London and a great teacher. If you're not near London, perhaps he can give you a good lead.
     
  3. ALWilts

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    Depending on how long a period you want lessons for, it might be worth looking further afield. Traveling an hour or so every other week for 3 months (as an example) might seem like a pain in the short term, but if you can find a teacher who will give you want you want you'll only benefit in the long run.
     
  4. veery715

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    Be more specific about your location and your current level of ability and maybe we can help you find someone.
     
  5. JackTheMusician

    JackTheMusician Pianissimo User

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    [QUOTE Solar[​IMG] Bell;822967]What area of the U. K. are you in?

    Look up Michael Chapple on Facebook. He is near London and a great teacher[​IMG]. If you're not near London, perhaps he can give you a good lead.[/QUOTE]

    I live in the South, (Hampshire)
     
  6. JackTheMusician

    JackTheMusician Pianissimo User

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    I live in Hampshire, particularly Southampton and am studying towards my Grade 8 exam! With the main goal of joining the army of a musician, which is also around grade 8 haha
     
  7. bigtiny

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    First of all, I look for somebody who I can talk to and relate to, basically somebody who I like personally.
    Then I try to suss out whether this person can teach -- that is, even if I like her, and even if she plays with
    the London Orchestra and toured with Buddy Rich, does she know how COMMUNICATE what she knows in a
    meaningful, useful way? I don't think age is really a factor, there are 22 year olds coming out of college that
    know a LOT about playing the trumpet.

    As far as skye lessons -- I have friends who teach via skype and I have friends who take lessons via skype.
    Other than the occasional technical glitches, the reports that I get are that it's a great way to fix the distance
    problem and worth doing...so you may want to reconsider your position on that if you can't find a teacher
    within a viable distance for you....

    bigtiny
     
  8. Sethoflagos

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    You could contact the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra at Contact - Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. Perhaps someone in the brass section lives your side, or knows someone who teaches in the Hampshire area. Maybe give the City of Southampton Orchestra a try also.
     
  9. JackTheMusician

    JackTheMusician Pianissimo User

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    I'm currently talking to the local trumpet proffesor at Southampton University :)
    Thanks!
     

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