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I presently have a Xeno 8335 in my posession that I am borrowing from a local dealer. However, ...
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poo (I had to sell the 'r')
I presently have a Xeno 8335 in my posession that I am borrowing from a local dealer. However, I am a fourth year music student and poor as hell!
My question is this: How can I make money as a university student to pay for this horn? (or to convince the horn shop of some sort of monthly plan) I've already cancelled my cable, took on a student (about to cancel internet), job as campus police, but still barley paying rent, bills, food etc etc etc.
I'm sure some, if not most of us have been there. What have you done?
fyi: right now I play on a bach 180 strad and wouldn't really want to get rid of it, but the yamaha plays fantastically. I guess I could trade in my bach if it boiled down to it.
Thanks for any advice you guys can give!
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Bb: Paul Mauriat, Yamaha
Flugel: Hub Van Laar ACK
Mouthpieces: monette, yamaha
Most will sell on a plan because they charge you interest and finance the horn so more money for them in the long run. But of course they are already going to be charging you too much for the horn( maybe 500 or more than what you could get it for at WWBW).
IF the Bach plays good enough to keep then maybe you should play on it for a while and forget about the xeno until you have cash.
If you are barley making rent then the last thing you need to take on unneeded debts.
Separate your needs from your wants. IF it is a need find a way to make it happen, work nights do what ever it takes. if it is a want, try to wait on it or sell the bach .
My thought - don't go in debt, bad habit. Good move on the cable - get a library card. Internet - does the school have a hot spot for students? Or maybe a computer lab - buy yourself a USB jump drive. Eating - I developed a taste for peanut butter and pot pies. Water is good for you.
I worked at a movie theater (30 hr wk job) then a clothing store (40 hr wk job) and carried 19 hrs. Not much of a social life with all that. But you need to decide what is important to you.
When you are ready for the Xeno check out the RGS.
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Eric, my only advice is to:
keep on keepin on
keep your eyes open for better paying work opportunities
Cut back on any extra expenses you can.
Also, if you can get yourself firmly lodged into the local wedding scene as a liturgical trumpet player, wedding season is going to kick off in March and that could bring in some extra cash too. Unfortunately, depending on where you live, cracking into that scene may not be that easy. I tried once and ended up gigging Latin Band instead. Go figure. But, that is out here in the DC area where there are more fantastic military trumpet players than you can shake a stick at that are already deeply entrenched in the local wedding scene.
Unfortunately, there are no quick fixes to your situation. What I have listed above is my only advice.
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