Hi all! I'm thinking it's time to enlist the help of a professional come the first of the year. I've been teachnig myself trumpet for the last 6 months or so, and so far it's been going fine. I used to play trombone (started around 1980 and stopped about 2000) so am not new to brass and know enough of the basics that I'm confident I haven't picked up any bad habits (until now?). I recently picked up a bass trumpet to add to my collection (my low-brass roots calling me) and I forgot how much air it can take. While I've built up my air capacaity and am doing great on the bass, I now find on my 'normal' horns I have an excess of air. By the time I get to the end of the passage, I need to expell bad air more than needing to bring in good air. I've seen mention of this issue with others when they move to the piccolo trumpet, so think this may be more common than I expected. I've never had 'air' issues before, so haven't been able to figure out how to get past this on my own would would like maybe 3 or 4 sessions with a good teacher to get me on the right track. Of couse any suggestions from you fine folks would be appreciated.
There are lots of great players out there teaching, but a great player doesn't always make a great teacher. My past experience is that it's taken me 3 or 4 sessions to find a decent teacher (at least for what I was looking for), but since I'm really just looking for a few sessions and nothing long-term, don't waste time with the good old trial/error method. Any suggestions/tips on how to go about finding the right teacher more efficiently?
I'm in the US in the Pueblo/Colorado Springs area in Colorado if anyone has any reccomendations.