Teachers around the world

Special interviews of university professors and music teachers around the globe, focused on a pedagogical point of view
Marc Reese: «If you work on keeping your whole body relaxed while using supportive air to practice fundamentals, you will be able to play any repertoire required of you»

Today in “Teachers Around the World”, we have the pleasure of interviewing Marc Reese, professor at the Lynn Conservatory for the past 20 years. Before that, Marc was a member of the Empire Brass for 17 years and was a student of Roger Voisin, which he hold a popular trumpet competition in his honor. Don’t miss this interesting interview (especially the exercise that Marc share with us!).

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Jason Dovel: «Rhythm and sight-reading are common problems»

Today, in "Teachers around the world," we have Jason Dovel, a professor of the "Chicago School", who has taught and played in the Oklahoma and Arkansas areas for 6 years, until becoming the trumpet professor at the University of Kentucky in 2013. In addition, he is a true lover of the Baroque trumpet. Do not miss this interview, you will learn a lot from him. Dovel doesn’t just include an exercise in efficiency of the attack, but he also shares a warm-up exercise for the Baroque trumpet!

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James Ackley: «I don’t think younger people want it hard enough»

Today in “Teachers around the world”, we have James Ackley, professor of trumpet at the University of South Carolina School of Music, principal trumpet of the South Carolina Philharmonic and a Yamaha Artist. Even more, James collaborates with many American orchestras and is constantly invited to give masterclasses and performances at festivals and schools all over the world. We have the fortunate pleasure to have him as a professor in our Virtual School in Trumpetland. Apart from sharing this interview with us, he is also sharing a 14 week routine! You have to know him!

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Eric Siereveld: «The trumpet is a demanding instrument, but if you give it the attention it requires everyday and approach it the right way, you will have success»

Today in “Teachers around the world”, we have Eric Siereveld, the new Assistant Professor of Trompeta at the University of Louisiana at Monroe, a young musician that is involved with the William Adam philosophy of trumpet playing and has had a lot of freelance experience in all musical genres while living New York city. Don’t miss all the information he shares with Trumpetland… and the exercise in PDF for Premium members!

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Brandon Craswell: «Results will only happen when students honestly assess their weaknesses and take them to task»

In this new chapter of “Teachers around the world”, we have Brandon Craswell, Associate Professor of Trumpet at University of Georgia, in Athens (USA). Brandon is also a professor of our Trumpetland School, where we have several interesting videos of his, but we also wanted to share his experience with our members through an interview. Brandon gives us a few tips that he uses when working on Clarke studies with his students.

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Anthony Plog: «I think the most common problem is that a lot of young players tend to be too tense when they play»

In this new chapter of “Teachers around the world”, we have Anthony Plog, tremendous trumpeter, composer, and pedagogue who has had a career in the US and Europe for many years, and who also has his own online school. In this interview, he shares some exercises and warm-ups with our Premium Membership from his Trumpet Method that contains 7 volumes. Thanks, Tony!

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Raquel Rodriquez: «Students won’t always have good days on the trumpet, a bright outlook is needed to get through these periods and still excel»

In today’s “Teachers around the world” entry, we have Raquel Rodriguez. Originally from Texas, Raquel is passionate about Brass Bands and chamber ensembles. Her philosophy while working on the trumpet is interesting. Just look at all she has to share with us, including a PDF of exercises on how to better your “K” syllable for double tonguing!

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Brian Neal: «Developing a healthy embouchure and awareness of use of relaxed air are key to success as a trumpet player»

Today, in “Teachers around the world” we have Brian Neal, who, apart from forming the Dallas Brass for 10 years and as soloist of the Miami Symphony, is now the trumpet professor at Miami Dade College. (And now we have him as a professor in Trumpetland!). For Premium Members, he is sharing a PDF of Caruso exercises adapted by Julie Landsman, titled “Lips + Mouthpiece + Trumpet.”

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