Happy New Year fellow trumpet friends! May 2016 be the best year on your horn yet! Here's my goal...to dramatically improve my upper register. In order to do so I need to focus on how I practice and not be obsessed with the result. Adam Rapa is my teacher and we've come up with a good regimen for me. Here is how my practice time will be divided: Play (33%), listen to recording of what I just played (33%), and reflect on my technique physically, spiritually, and mentally (33%). It won't be about quantity of time but quality. Yes that adds up to 99%, please know that extra 1% is always spent acknowledging the fact I play a freakin' Monette! That at is my focus and goal, how about you?