I am a brand new member as of two minutes ago.
I have a severe problem. I am in my fourth year studying music in New Brunswick, CANADA and I am oh so close to being a pro player. I have some experience playing professionally, ie the Ceremonial Guard Band in Ottawa, but it just seems as though I am missing something. It doesn't really help much that my teacher is a french horn player. Even he reccomends I try and find a conservatory somwhere. I have had plans on going to Toronto to find the right teacher to help me find that missing ingredient. But four years of university really hurt the ol' cheque book.
Who know, it could be as simple as just practicing more, but I spend at least 3 hours daily in the practice room.
Is there any advice you could give me on realizing what I am missing? This may be a weird and confusing question, but I really can't put it any ther way. Basically, I need a trumpet teacher that can help a little more than a french horn / composer could. (On a modest budget).