My son is playing his second year i school band, 5th grade now.
Over the summer, he had braces put on his teeth, and it has affected his playing. He's practiced some over the summer, but not very intensely and I haven't pushed him too hard.
Anyway, he was a little open to the idea of switching to low brass on the baritone or euphonium.... partially because he thought the bigger mouthpiece might be better...
Now it seems he want to stick with his trumpet....
I'm ok with it, he playing the Olds Special horn I played through middle and high school.
So my questions:
any suggestions to help him along with braces?
any mouthpieces might be better for him to try? (I think it's a 7C he's playing now)
We tried wax, and we tried the Morgan Lip Bumper..... he didn't feel like either helped him all that much, and in fact prefered without either.