What I'm Up to Now
Last updated September 7, 2018
On trumpet... Because I did a bit more lead playing than normal this summer, I went ahead and took a week off for vacation and started over, getting into more of an orchestral oriented shape. I've really taken to the warm-up exercises in the beginning of the Complete Solfeggi for Trumpet by Concone.
In teaching... Another school year is beginning, and with that a handful of new students. I'm adding a requirement to my studio that all of my students perform at least once per semester. The sooner you practice performing, the easier it gets!
Current read... Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell. This book is fascinating in the way that its almost impossible to put down. There are so many "ah-Ha!" moments, one after the next. Gladwell takes the way we look at geniuses and people who are the best at what they do, and puts it into a perspective we rarely see. Read it now, thank me later.