We'll agree to disagree. You have quoted only half my statement. When I teach kids, which I have done for the past 30 odd years, I do not say I will teach you to buzz. I say 'Let's see if we can get you to make the horn resonate. In my opinion, it changes the focus from begins being an isolated physical activity to being one where it is a step in a number of elements that begins in the soul of a player.
If outside every delivery room at every hospital, new parents were given a manual on the technical aspects of how to teach a child to speak, we would be struck dumb. Trumpet playing should, in my opinion be a celebration of who we are and a representation of creative thought process. It should also be a natural experience as it is an extension or a foil to express ourselves. I do not think for one minute that Picasso would have been thinking "I wonder what artistic technique I should try to demonstrate today?' when he painted.
From my experience when a young trumpet player comes to me with a chops problem it stems from a teacher who has overly emphasised or technicalised the buzz concept. I've had kids who have puckered up like Renee Zeilweger on botox because that was what the teacher said you had to do to buzz.
I love Dizzy and James Morrison but I think both of them should be pixelated out as many young players feel that they have to do facial acrobatics to play the horn. Maybe the Kiss Principle is what endeared me to trumpet.
No biggie really. I know my approach is a little different.
I don't quite understand the statement" I am not just calling your advice piecemeal but snippets from others as well" I appears a thinly veiled patronising insult tbh. Over the years I have worked with and had lessons from some of the finest trumpet players in the world. I have very fond memories of playing duets with Phil Smith when he came to Australia when I was about 20. Of course I am influences by others and have picked up a thing or two. Any guy out there who thinks they invented the whole shebang is kidding themselves. This may very well be a cultural misunderstanding. I humbly apologise if it is but I am finding it hard not to see your statement as some kind of moral higher ground that de values my contribution.