Dear Trumpet Friends,
I am a 32 year old trumpet player and band director. I am looking into getting my tongue tie (frenulum) clipped as I found out it is very severe when having my daughter's tongue and lip ties clipped a few weeks ago. It can cause many health related issues, even for adults and my jaw constantly hurts, which can be one of the many side effects. I want to get it clipped but I'm hesitating. I need to find a brass player somewhere out there who is an adult, has been playing trumpet/brass professionally for years, got this done and then had no issues thereafter with their playing. I'm excellent at triple and double tonguing and my articulating is very crisp and I'd hate to ruin this by clipping my tongue. I won't take the jump until I know it won't hurt my playing. Please someone out there in trumpet-land, have you had this done as an adult?! What did you go through recovering on your horn?