Private Lessons Recommendations

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by MiniBryan, Sep 6, 2013.

  1. MiniBryan

    MiniBryan Pianissimo User

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    Sorry, it's been a while since I last posted, but I'm looking for a trumpet lesson teacher now. I have been playing for about 3 years now. Hopefully, this is the correct area to post and your recommendations will meet:

    • Max ~15-20 miles from Grapevine/Coppell, Texas
    • $20ish/half hour
    • Teacher has a location to teach (not too comfortable with in-home situations)
    Would like to work on:

    • Embouchoure (Tend to play w/horn angle too high - upper lip pressure, always find myself going back even after 'fixing')
    • Fundamentals/Technique - spefically double tongueing
    • All-State Etudes
    • Solo
     
  2. gzent

    gzent Fortissimo User

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    You're only 27 miles from Denton and UNT. Get in contact with their music department and they can help you find
    a teacher.
     
  3. MiniBryan

    MiniBryan Pianissimo User

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    You think I should even though I'm not in college?
     
  4. Rapier

    Rapier Forte User

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    Or look at on line lessons, using Skype or FaceTime.
     
  5. MiniBryan

    MiniBryan Pianissimo User

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    Hmm.. I don't know, maybe if there is nothing else, but I really would prefer in person lessons.
     
  6. gzent

    gzent Fortissimo User

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    If you want to get better in the most efficient way possible, get the best teacher possible.

    If I had know in HS what I know now I would have nagged my parents to get me a private
    teacher. I would have been years ahead of where I was in college when I decided not to
    pursue a professional career.

    Even if you are not that serious, still, why not get a lesson from someone really qualified?
     
  7. MiniBryan

    MiniBryan Pianissimo User

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    I meant that because I'm not in college, would they even bother helping me?
     
  8. s.coomer

    s.coomer Forte User

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    The answer to your question is if you do not try how will you know. Most college teachers I know will be willing to work with you. If their schedule is too tight then they will recommend someone that will help you. You will never know until you try.
     
  9. Sethoflagos

    Sethoflagos Utimate User

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    Cash inducement usually does the trick with the teaching profession ;-)
     
  10. bigtiny

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    Absolutely, they may hook you up with a great student or grad. student to teach you. Or one of the faculty
    might have time and interest....

    bigtiny
     

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