Putting out feelers for a teacher in Brisbane

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by misty.sj, Feb 1, 2013.

  1. misty.sj

    misty.sj Forte User

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    I think I would like to find a teacher who is happy to take on an adult come backer and help me through Arbans and give some general guidance. I would like to start with two hours per month. Besides checking with the local universities, any ideas? Bonus points for someone who can also teach me some things about jazz.
     
  2. tedh1951

    tedh1951 Utimate User

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    Misty, have you tried the ABODA connection for this one yet? One thing I've found is that often tutors like "mature aged" students because they actually practice, analyse what has happened, and ask logical, mature, focussed, questions - they're not there because their Dad told them, they know where they want to be - however unrealistic :shock: our ambitions.
     
  3. Peter McNeill

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    Hi Misty,
    Ask around at the Band Practice.
    I was lucky to find my teacher sitting next to me in the Trumpet section when I started my comeback. I still go every Friday Night - he teaches Music at a Catholic College Mon-Fri, and does Friday evenings with a Music School -"Notes" in Werribee in Melbourne. His is a fantastic muso, and trumpet player who reads anything put in front of him. He likes to have me come last on the Friday, so we can have some fun as well. Usually end up with the Piano/guitar joining for a jam. And only about $30 per hour. Hell I was paying $35 for a half hour lesson 30 years ago. I also try to get in some extra lessons with specialised teachers - around $80 to $100 per hour, depending on who I use, and what help I need.

    So my advice - ask around, try them, and don't feel bad at changing teachers. Practice is important, but having the right teacher on the way back is an essential, or you will waste precious time and energy. Play in that Band on Tuesdays, and see how you go over the next 6 months. Get the teacher this week, if you can afford it.

    Work out your weakness, and be honest with yourself as well. The teacher will also know where to guide you. My problem is sight reading - more of a burden than I really thought. Keep it fun, so you continue to pick up the horn with a smile, and put it away in the case with a smile as well.

    Good Luck.
    Peter
     
  4. misty.sj

    misty.sj Forte User

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    Banks to both. Ted, still haven't heard from ABODA about the previous query though I suppose I should cancel that one since I've found a band for now.

    Peter, you have a good point. I will ask. I didn't even properly speak to anyone in the section last time. Too shy in person! I will feel more comfortable this time what with having my own music etc.
     
  5. gmonady

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    Time to get your TM game on... with some of the posts I have seen from you... shy is not an adjective I would use to describe Misty!
     
  6. tedh1951

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    Ahhhhhh GM - we all hide here a bit - even KT, yes I know you'll find that hard to fathom .... hmmm well maybe not.
     

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