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Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by dwindham, Aug 7, 2006.
"smile and press".... ouch!
All great info. I was concerned it would be like teaching them to drive and be rather akward and stressful.
Plus I could pass along any bad habits I have (intentional or not)
I've also considered signing him up with a neighbor that teaches piano so he could get some basic music theory/concepts now.
I think I would have to side with Michael here. I've worked with my six-year-old several times and he can get some nice sounds -- up to the top space E -- but the respect/emotion issues between father and son aren't the same as student-teacher. Besides, when you're paying someone, you're much more inclined to take it seriously.
I've had several students whose mother or father also played trumpet but the at-home lessons just didn't work out.
Now, having said that, if you're just wanting to famliarize them with the horn and get a head start, then by all means...
And the Olds Ambassador (trumpet OR cornet) is a definite buy. Cheap, yet still reliable and a quality player for a beginner. Heck, I'd rather play one of them then the new Bach or Getzen or Yamaha student offerings...
This picture is of George Graham's grandson; so, you can see when he starts his family on the trumpet.
My daughter has a brass student (tuba).... he bought his first tuba at age 65 when he retired from Dentistry. He is a new student and therefore fits the question of the thread!