• Buy the Rubank Elementary Method for Trumpet, can be found on my page on the ABC website and likely at Long & McQuade
  • Count every time you play
  • Work on your tonguing, trying to stop your whole jaw from moving
  • Bring some of your band music next lesson
  • Get the book
  • Seriously, get the book


  • Work on counting, tapping your foot and clapping your hands with a metronome
  • Practice Lesson 3 (especially exercise 2) with a metronome, counting/tapping/clapping as well as playing on the trumpet
  • Bring Duke Street to your next lesson