I’m a band director grades 5-12 , and I am presently finishing my Master’s in Music Ed at Penn State, and I just wanted to let you know that the cornet I purchased from you a couple of weeks ago is really a wonderful instrument.
Not only does it help me perform to my ability, but it makes we want to practice more and more. For example, the fact that there are no “bumps” between the two low harmonics has made me realize that teaching the trumpet as having a “comfortable middle” from which to expand range is not an inextricable part of brass playing…it is simply that all of the other trumpets I’ve played are not as well manufactured to help a player sound as good as possible.
Thank you for proving that lip slurs don’t have to be tortuous…they can be a comfortable and enjoyable part of playing the trumpet.
Matthew C. Glenn
5-12 Instrumental Music
Sac City, IA 50583