As many of you know, I'm a comeback player of about 2 months after 9yrs off. I am now officially studying under Don Doncan at Wichita State University.
We met for a little over and hour yesterday. Went over both of our backgrounds, he talked about his approach, books, etc. that he uses with his students, and I did a little playing for his evaluation.
I think he's going to be a great teacher. Great guy, great player, very enthusiastic about helping me improve my playing. He's also a strong Christian (spend many years in ministry before becoming trumpet professor) so that's a plus for me. :)
He had me pick up a couple books by Max Schlossberg and James Stamp. He also assigned me some parts out of the Clarke's Technical Studies and Arban's books.
I will try to meet with him weekly, although that must not be possible every week.