The State of the Trumpet Address

I’ve always been blessed and/or cursed with a desire to do things in the simplest way. In my life there have been a number of things that I may have become obsessed with shifting people’s opinions about. Usually it’s just because I think there is an easier way of doing things but for many people […]

Why Write A Book?

In recent months I have been considering writing a few books to aid my students, and anybody in the brass-playing world, to learn to play their instrument more easily. In the past I’ve been torn over whether this is a good idea or a waste of my time. Indeed there are already countless books out […]

Join the Trumpet Planet Community!

Welcome to the Trumpet Planet blog page! This blog originally started out as a place to share my thoughts and experiences as a professional trumpet player and teacher. I have found that over time it has begun to evolveĀ in to much more. I have found great pleasure in researching and writing longer articles about trumpet […]

Addenda, Edits, Updates…

After a recent trip to meet and talk with Bahb Civiletti I have had a refinement to my understanding of some details regarding trumpet playing. I’ve taken some time today to edit and update some of my blog posts. Below you will find a list of the edits I’ve made so that you don’t necessarily […]

Mnozil Brass, Jason Harrelson, my month…

It’s been another crazy and enlightening month at Trumpet Planet towers. I’ve played a varied list of gigs; moved house; seen some of the best live music in the world; and experienced a huge growth in perspective regarding my understanding the functioning of the trumpet, resulting in affirmation of my practise goals and new ideas […]