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to develop independent thinking, physical efficiency, problem-solving, and a greater sense of confidence playing the trumpet, get started with one of the plans.
College Audition Prep Bootcamps
T5 College Audition Prep Bootcamps will give you all the tools you need to get ready for your college auditions – from pre-screen reqs through making your final decision, I’ll cover all most important information you’ll need to get into your school of choice.
Enrollment starts in the early Fall so check back often for updates.
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T5 HIGHER AND LOUDER!!!
Every trumpeter wants to feel more secure playing in the extreme higher level dynamics and tessitura. These short weekend seminars will cover everything from the fundamentals behind building these strengths to the repertoire that requires it.
Some highlights will include:
- Tips on incorporating extremes into your warm up and routine
- The kind of breathing needed for this kind of playing
- My approach to Scale routines from the Walter Smith, Charlie Geyer, and others
- Sound Truth Library™ tutorials will thoroughly cover:
- Mahler 5
- Don Juan,
- Ein Heldenleben, and more
Fall/Winter 2021/2022 dates TBD
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Practice Window Training
Practice Windows are 5-minute videos recorded during a practice session. The idea is to capture a short clip of how you actually practice – it is not a performance. Practice Window Training™ is a 20-minute lesson, watching the Practice Window together, to create a more efficient, productive, and satisfying practice experience.
“With Up Your Game, I am getting the same information via his high-quality audio setup as if I were sitting in the same room with him, without the expense and hassle of traveling to Boston.
The Sound Truth Library videos and Practice Window Training create a great feedback loop – I listen to Ben play an excerpt and the same week be coached on how to work through it at home.
The Practice Window training really helped me create better practice habits – it quickly showed me how I could be more efficient in getting to my goals faster.”
Up Your Game participant
“Ben’s teaching made me see the importance of playing longer lines and being more organized. Hearing him in person and in the orchestra was always inspiring. My playing wouldn’t be where it is today if I hadn’t studied with him.“
“Ben has been an incredible mentor and teacher for me, and I can’t thank him enough for all the invaluable lessons he has given me in music and beyond…. The perspective he provided was just the right push at just the right time to allow me to be happy and successful here and now.“
“Ben’s approach of singing to save chop time and focus on the music was really beneficial to me. His focus on being mentally and physically balanced was one of the keys to my success in winning auditions. Years after I studied with Ben, he was a pillar of support when I needed his it most – his advice helped me bounce back from a challenging time in my career and move forward.“
It has been wonderful to have the structure of a studio setting during this gap year between undergrad and grad school. It would have been easy to slow down and regress with a total lack of performance opportunities. Getting instruction from a world-class symphony musician was great, as was getting feedback multiple times a week from Ben and my Practice Partners. It would have been so much harder to improve on my own. It was fantastic to hear from so many professionals with different perspectives in the weekly Trumpet Chats.