William Adam — A Personal Journey and Reflections on His Philosophy
One of the most important aspects of Mr. Adam’s teaching is the understanding that he teaches the student, not the trumpet. What exactly does that mean you might ask. It means there is no “Adam Method,” which is a common misconception. What has become troubling is that, over the years, Mr. Adam’s teachings have been distilled down into his “daily routine,” and the importance of his teaching philosophy is lost in translation. I will discuss “the routine” in this article, but it is important to understand that “the routine” is a tool, and only a portion of the profound pedagogy of Mr. William Adam.