Mr. Georges offers private instruction on Trumpet and Piano, in your home or his, at reasonable rates.
- Lesson length: 30, 45, and 60 minute lesson sessions available.
- Scheduling: Please contact Mr. Georges to work out a lesson schedule that fits your own.
I work with each student to individually tailor lesson plans
to match abilities, strengths, and areas that may need improvement.
I like to focus on style, and help each student realize his or her own personal style of playing.
Learning an instrument should be fun. I try to incorporate the following into each lesson:
- Warm ups
- Technical studies such as scales, dexterity, intonation, breathing,, posture, etc
- Music theory - learning notes, rhythms, sight reading, etc.
- Learning to play music - typically from a lesson book
- Fun stuff - duets, school music, and music just for the fun of it!
- Style - how to take care of your instrument, and how to put a little of yourself into everything you play
Practicing is essential to learning to play an instrument.
try to make learning and playing enjoyable so that practicing stops
being a chore and becomes something to look forward to every day.
How much should you practice?
Each person will be able to play for a different period of time before getting tired.
- Play every day!
- Practicing should start with warm-ups and end with a
- Rest for the same period of time you play to give your fingers and lips a chance to recover
- Try to practice at the same time every day to develop a practice routine
- Practicing more than once a day
is a good idea. This will actually help your muscles quite a bit.
you're a beginner, you may only be able to play for a short time before
getting tired. Play 5-10 min two to three times a day, and then work up
to 30 min a day in two 15 minute sessions. If you can play longer, go
- If you skip a day of practice, you'll notice that
your lips will lose some tightness and it will be more difficult to play
and to get back to where you were.