Building a freelance trumpet career

What Is the Biggest Challenge for Brass Players? 

My good brother Isaac Wriston asked me a great question on Thursday night. What is our biggest challenge as brass players? Instagram has a new “Questions’ feature, and I decided to take it for a spin and answer that question and many others in the “Stories” section of my account @phillytrumpeter.

More than practicing daily drills or perfecting etudes, even more than learning recital pieces and excerpts, and still more than shedding standards and internalizing chord changes, the biggest challenge to us as…

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