Tutor Mr Kurt T. of walnut creek CA USA tutors homework help in Music
International Tutor outside USA

Location: walnut creek CA USA

Tutoring and Homework Help

Expertise: Music
Subjects: Bass, Percussion, Strings

Mr Kurt T. of walnut creek CA USA Tutor Profile

Tutor Personal Information

Name: Mr Kurt T.
Gender: Male   Age: 31-40
Tutoring Style and/or Experience

Clinic Notes - Playing/Practicing Advice


Tell us what you learned from particular teachers over the years
MY AMBITION AND MOTIVATION CAME FROM LISTENING TO MAYNARD AND MAURICE.
MY TECHNIQUE, STYLE, AND MATURED PLAYING CAME FROM TAKING LESSONS WITH RICK STEFFEN OF AUSTIN PEAY STATE UNIVERSITY.
MY RANGE STARTED TO BLOSSOM IN HIGH SCHOOL UNDER MR. JAMES GARRETT.
MY UNUSUAL ABILITY TO NOT SOUND LIKE A LEAD TRUMPET PLAYER WHILE SOLOING IN THE UPPER REGISTER IS PROBABLY ONLY 20% TALENT WITH THE REST BEING A LOT OF HARD, CONCENTRATED EFFORT!

Any particular practicing tips / method books you wish to recommend?
MY QUEST FOR TRIPLE C METHOD IS GUARANTEED TO INCREASE ANY ADVANCED PLAYER’S RANGE BY AT LEAST 1 WHOLE STEP WITH THE MAJORITY ACHIEVING A THIRD OR FOURTH PARTIAL INCREASE.
CHARLES COLIN LIP FLEXIBILITIES IS ONE OF MY FAVORITES AND I DO IT EVERYDAY THAT I PLAY.
AT LEAST ONCE A WEEK, I TAKE THE 2 HARDEST CLASSICAL SOLOS I HAVE EVER PLAYED AND GO THROUGH THEM EACH.
FOR ME, IT IS THE LAST PART OF THE HUMMEL AND THE FANFARE THAT PROCEEDS THE TRUMPET VOLUNTARY…YOU CAN HEAR ME DO IT ON ONE OF MY YOUTUBE VIDEOS…OF COURSE I FORGOT THE NAME OF IT RIGHT NOW.
CAN YOU HOLD A TUBA MP WITH YOUR LIPS????
I DARE ANYONE TO START MY BUD BRISBOIS MP EXERCISES AND ACHIEVE HOLDING A TUBA MP WITHOUT BEING ABLE TO PRODUCE BIG, FAT HIGH NOTES…SIMPLY IMPOSSIBLE!
DID YOU STOP ONCE YOU REACHED THE END OF THE CHARLES COLIN ADVANCED LIP FLEXIBILITY BOOK? BIG MISTAKE! YOU HAVE TO KEEP ON GOING AND I SHOW YOU HOW IN ONE OF MY VIDEO LESSONS!
CAN YOU HOLD YOUR BREATH FOR ANY LENGTH OF TIME? NO?
YOU ARE MISSING OUT ON A COOL TECHNIQUE THAT WILL SERVE YOU WELL. I CAN HOLD MY BREATH FOR A LITTLE OVER 3 MINUTES!
COMES IN HANDY WHEN YOU PLAY MAYNARD SOLOS AND YOU CAN’T SEEM TO CATCH YOUR BREATH…BUT ONCE YOU LEARN TO HOLD YOUR BREATH ( OF COURSE ONLY IN PRACTICE , NOT IN A PERFORMANCE!!!!), YOU WILL REAP THE BENEFITS IN A PERFORMANCE.

Any other clinic type notes you wish to pass along

Do you offer private lessons and/or clinics?
I TEACH BEGINNER TO PRO. I SPECIALIZE IN BEGINNERS THAT HAVE NEVER EVEN TOUCHED THE HORN AND PRO’S THAT WANT TO INCREASE THEIR RANGE AND SOUND.

Tutoring Fee and Tutors Availability

Grades Tutored: Elementary, Junior High School, High School, College, Graduate
Days Available: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Contract Availability: Long Term or Open-Ended Tutoring Commitments.
Tutoring Rates: $10.00 to $150.00
Sliding Scale: This tutor offers a sliding scale for students with economic hardships.

Tutor Background

Time Spent Tutoring: More than 10 years
Students Tutored: More than 50
Special/Focus Groups: Gifted/Talented, Home Schooling
Educational Level: Bachelors
Major: music education
School: austin peay state university
Awards
Teacher Certification: No

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