Things your Teacher said that you will never forget

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by rdt1959, Sep 25, 2007.

  1. John P

    John P Piano User

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    My band director from high school studied with Frank at West Chester and said that he used that phrase in lessons all the time.
     
  2. Brassmonkey

    Brassmonkey Pianissimo User

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    "If you really want to play the horn for a living, DON'T GET MARRIED!"
    Joe Jalowy

    I now teach in puplic school.
     
  3. stchasking

    stchasking Forte User

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    The Iowa State University version.

    "That is about as useful as tits on a boar."
     
  4. bagmangood

    bagmangood Forte User

    That sounds like the perverse swede who lives under the porch
    (i think was actually at the clarinets during band, but its too good to give up)
     
  5. thelady07

    thelady07 New Friend

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    (this was actually a friend) "I swear, trumpet playing is like a relgion..."

    "If you don't practice, I will eat your soul!!!!!!"(my private lesson teacher totally stole eat your soul from me)
     
  6. gglassmeyer

    gglassmeyer Piano User

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    No cute phrases that I recall, but my teacher was the stereotypical "jazz man" with the hip cat lingo, flat cap and gravelly voice.

    Sometimes while playing a lesson, the way I'd play would remind him of someone and he'd start laughing out load and yell out something like "YEAH Man, you laid that down like < insert obscure, possibly made up jazz legend name here> !!!"

    It was really a treat to have him see that you were thinking about how to phrase something and note just playing rythyms and pressing buttons. Playing music not notes.

    Very cool guy. Dick Brown is his name plays in and around Cincinnati.
     
  7. AamirH

    AamirH New Friend

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    From Mr. Taylor, my influence and my mentor, my band director:
    "CHECK THE KEY SIGNATURE YOU MORONS!"
     
  8. TJ_Perry

    TJ_Perry New Friend

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    Carter Eggers, long time professor of trumpet at Eastern Michigan University, and specialist on early trumpets.
    "Theory and Preparation meet on the battlefield of application"
     
  9. rdt1959

    rdt1959 Pianissimo User

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    One I jsut remembered from my first year in community band. The director (who has since gone on to other things) was trying to get the trumepts to bring out our part in a march.

    Raising voice..."Come on Trumpets....play like MEN!"

    Embarrassed voice"..uh...except for Cindy."
     
  10. max3k

    max3k Mezzo Piano User

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    "Don't empty your spit valves during the rests!"
     

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