What age to start new players?

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by dwindham, Aug 7, 2006.

  1. _TrumpeT_

    _TrumpeT_ Piano User

    Apr 26, 2006
    "smile and press".... ouch! :shock:
  2. dwindham

    dwindham Pianissimo User

    Aug 6, 2006
    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.
  3. rjzeller

    rjzeller Forte User

    Mar 7, 2005
    Rochester, MN
    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...
  4. Liad Bar-EL

    Liad Bar-EL Forte User

    Oct 25, 2003
    Jerusalem, Israel
    This picture is of George Graham's grandson; so, you can see when he starts his family on the trumpet.

    Liad Bar-EL

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  5. Tootsall

    Tootsall Fortissimo User

    Oct 25, 2003
    Yee HAW!
    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! ROFL

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