Claude Gordon Practice Routines (The Brass Herald, February 2009 issue) by Jeff Purtle

Submitted by Jeff Purtle on Wed, 01/24/2018 - 19:58

A practice routine is a tool to become an excellent and consistent player. It also gives a scientific way to understand how to improve specific skills. These qualities are essential for a long successful career. Claude Gordon believed anyone could be a “virtuoso” if he knew how to practice.

Testimonial about Claude Gordon's approach to brass playing through lessons with Jeff Purtle

Submitted by Jeff Purtle on Tue, 02/07/2017 - 12:09

I began studying with Jeff Purtle in June 2016 having been a successful semi-professional player for 13 years.  I read Roger Ingram's book "Clinical Notes" and recognised myself as someone who was beginning to feel no benefit from routines designed 13years ago to keep me gig fit.  After reading about Claude Gordon's approach on Jeff's website I attempted to study Claude's books without instruction.

David Bertie - trumpet
David Bertie

Freelance Trumpeter
Brass Teacher
Wincanton, Somerset
United Kingdom

Lee Loughnane Testimonial about Hit it Hard & Wish it Well by Jeff Purtle

Submitted by Jeff Purtle on Sat, 12/17/2016 - 18:15

Arturo Sandoval Trumpet Clinic

Submitted by Jeff Purtle on Thu, 05/21/2015 - 09:05

David Cutler Testimonial

Submitted by Jeff Purtle on Sat, 12/31/2016 - 13:57

“Trumpeter Jeff Purtle dreamed of balancing a nice standard of living with an independent teaching career while impacting students from across the globe. As an early adopter of video conferencing technology, he recognized that geography was largely irrelevant to reaching these aspirations. Moving to Greenville, SC, he built a vibrant teaching business while residing in this beautiful, affordable city that is close to family.”

Excerpt From: David Cutler. “The Savvy Music Teacher: Blueprint for Maximizing Income and Impact.”

Dr. David Cutler

Author of The Savvy Musician and The Savvy Music Teacher
Keyboards for Boston Brass
Professor at University of South Carolina