Teachers around the world

Special interviews of university professors and music teachers around the globe, focused on a pedagogical point of view
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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Elisa Koehler: «Mouthpiece buzzing exposes (and often cures) a multitude of embouchure problems»

In this newly added "Teachers Around the World" interview, we have Elisa Koehler (professor at Goucher College in Baltimore, Maryland, USA), and also the author of the interesting books, "Fanfares and Finesse: A Performer’s Guide to Trumpet History and Literature", and "A Dictionary for the Modern Trumpet Player". Her experience in teaching, performing, directing, and researching is really impressive. And the exercise she shares with our Premium members to simulate a natural trumpet on the modern trumpet in B-flat is fascinating!

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Tomislav Špoljar: «When you have a kid at 9 years old who happens to be very active, you cannot easily assign them on long tone drills»

In this new addition to “Teachers around the world”, we have a trumpeter who, after studying with some incredible international teachers, has realized an unrelenting labor founding trumpet schools in his country, Croatia, where the trumpet has only just begun to exist. Furthermore, he is the artistic director of the only Croatian music festival dedicated to brass instruments. Don’t miss out on the advice he gives about teaching the trumpet to children and the valuable exercises in PDF format he is sharing!

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Oswaldo Zapata: «Even the most technical exercise should have some sense of musicality»

The interviewee we have today in Trumpetland is a young Colombian professor who studied in the United States and through intense musical study has obtained a doctorate and the position of assistant professor of Trumpet and director of the Mariachi Program at Texas A&M International University. A very interesting Interview! And of course, he is sharing some exercises on a PDF, exclusively for Premium members of Trumpetland!

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Aaron Romm: «I stress the importance of consistent progress over perfection»

Today we join our section of "Teachers around the world" with someone who grew up surrounded by good music: his father is Ronald Romm (the historic member of Canadian Brass) and his mother, Avis Romm (a renowned collaborative pianist). Despite his youth, he has an amassed experience as a teacher and a performer. He currently teaches at State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota, and has agreed to share a little of his time with Trumpetland to respond to our questionnaire. Of course, he also supplied us with a PDF of exercises for our Premium members.

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