Reply To: Beginning Band Trumpets
Do you test students on brass before letting them play an instrument? It won’t help this year, but in future years…. Try them on baritone or trombone. Sometimes students can’t produce a sound on trumpet, but it comes easier on the bigger mouthpiece. If a student is tone deaf, any brass instrument may not work. Do you use a lesson book like Essential Elements that comes with a CD they can play with? Of course, if they are not practicing at home, you can talk until you are blue in the face- they won’t get any better.