• Make sure your dad gets some valve oil… *cough cough* (I’d recommend Hetman or Yamaha)
  • Keep working on tonguing repeated notes, try and get them as connected as possible
  • Try and keep good right-hand positioning when playing


  • Keep trying to make your tonguing more connected
  • Always use a good breath
  • Play C scale exercises (CDEDC, CDEFGFEDC, CEGEC, etc.) make sure you can play it up and down
  • Keep your thumb between the 1st and 2nd valves