When do you know you don't need lessons anymore?

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  1. Billy B

    Billy B Pianissimo User

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    I have been taking lessons from Bill Adam since 1982. When I see guys like Jerry Hey, Greg Wing and Jay Friedman pop into Adam's studio from time to time I realize that lessons are for everyone.
     
  2. Mikey

    Mikey Forte User

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  3. tpter1

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    Yeah! I've had some on unpaid ones, too.
     
  4. Clarence

    Clarence Mezzo Forte User

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    About the same time you stop breathing. :-)
     
  5. cornetguy

    cornetguy Mezzo Forte User

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    short answer when you are dead is when it is time to stop taking lessons.

    however things may change in different parts of life. Right now a lot of my lessons are in orchestra, teaching and attending the SPCO concerts. When I can afford to...
     
  6. Clarence

    Clarence Mezzo Forte User

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    Yea that too.
     
  7. Eclipsehornplayer

    Eclipsehornplayer Forte User

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    Clarence,

    I'm right with you man! And if you have a poor memory like me, you'll be taking lessons in the afterlife!

    Of course in my version of heaven I'm the Yoda of trumpet masters! :twisted:
     
  8. Clarence

    Clarence Mezzo Forte User

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    Yea did u dig what corney man said. ROFL
     
  9. Alex Yates

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    Never stop learning, listening and absorbing. You are always "learning lessons" when engaged in musical activity. My education when living in Manhattan was attending almost all of the NYP concerts, Met productions, Carnegie concerts and any other musical events I could attend (when you get will-call tickets, it is affordable). I even sat in on a few of Joe Alessi's trombone classes at Juilliard. I never walked away not having learned something. I was not enrolled in any institution and worked part-time for a publishing house, but it was a fantastic education and still cheaper than grad school. :lol:

    And no......lessons never stop. It gets to a point amongst advanced players where it is about sharing ideas and lending each other's ears and expertise for improvement or problem solving.
     
  10. Jarrett

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    Wynton still takes lessons....
    -J
     

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