Matthew Miller - Testimonial

Submitted by Jeff Purtle on Tue, 05/24/2016 - 17:43

Playing trumpet has always been difficult for me.  No matter how much time I put in, no matter how clear my concept of sound, no matter what I tried, playing never became "easy" or "natural."  After joining the Army as a musician, I started studying with Jeff.  After less than a year of study, my playing has become radically different.  My high range isn't higher, but it's more controlled, and it is no longer forced.  My sound has improved leaps and bounds.  My overall technical prowess has improved to the point that old solos that used to give me fits are easy.

Matthew Miller - trumpet
Matthew Miller

113th Army Band
United States Army
Fort Knox, Kentucky

Jairo Palomeque - Testimonial

Submitted by Jeff Purtle on Tue, 05/24/2016 - 17:40

I met Mr. Jeff Purtle online while I was looking for information about trumpet lessons and some articles on my interests in the instrument specially breathing control and endurance. It was very interesting to know this new and recursive methodological. Mr. Purtle was pleased to give me a meticulous explanation. I was playing in the Peruvian Youth Orchestra during two years and during this time I could verify the clarity and efficiency of many of the recommendations and resources that I found in the Mr. Purtles website.  

Jairo Palomeque - trumpet
Jairo Palomeque


Walter Civettini - Testimonial

Submitted by Jeff Purtle on Tue, 05/24/2016 - 12:55

Well..I'm Walter from Italy....I'm a professional Jazz trumpet player and teacher in Italy near Garda Lake (north Italy close to Austria ) ....after 20 years of playing around Italy and Europe I wasn't happy at all because I wasn't really able to keep my standard always on the top....I used to practice 3-4 hours a day, doing warm ups (like buzz mouthpiece for 20 minutes, flow studies, etc. ,doing breathing exercises but any time I was on the stage my feeling was different.......

Walter Civettini - trumpet
Walter Civettini

Lake Garda, Italy

Sergio Frade - Testimonial

Submitted by Jeff Purtle on Tue, 05/24/2016 - 12:53

I started playing the trumpet when I was very young, but I always had problems with my embouchure, and lips. I stopped playing the trumpet at age 24 after, while playing in a band, hit the trumpet player in front of me causing a blow to the lip.

When I went to Canada, I was in a music store looking for some books and the words "BRASS PLAYING IS NO HARDER THAN DEEP BREATHING" caught my attention and I was very excited.

Sergio Frade - trumpet
Sergio Frade

Freelance Musician and Lead Trumpet player
Lisbon, Portugal

Frank Kaderabek - Testimonial

Submitted by Jeff Purtle on Tue, 05/24/2016 - 12:52

I am so glad you are carrying on the traditions of Claude Gordon's teachings.

Also, listen to Frank Kaderabek's kind testimonial about my website.

Frank Kaderabek - trumpet
Frank Kaderabek

The Curtis Institute Of Music - Trumpet Professor
Principal Trumpet - The Philadelphia Orchestra
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Joe Romano - Testimonial

Submitted by Jeff Purtle on Tue, 05/24/2016 - 10:53

Jeff Purtle - an extremely knowledgeable, highly competent, and caring brass instructor and trumpet performer.  After studying with many prominent trumpet teachers in the NYC area, Jeff was one of the few teachers that got me from point A to point B in a relatively short time.  Before long, I was on my way to point C and beyond.  The weekly routines and constant feedback helped me become a more consistent and confident player.  I highly recommend Jeff to any player of any level to seek out Jeff's expertise on brass playing.  You will not be disappointed.

Joe Romano

Chops Horns
Ridgefield Park, New Jersey

Tim Pierson - Testimonial

Submitted by Jeff Purtle on Tue, 05/24/2016 - 10:52

Jeff has helped greatly in my overall endurance and range.  In three months I was able to play material and shows I never thought I would be able to pull off, with a better tone and more dynamic range. His teaching pinpoints and solves issues quickly. 

Tim Pierson - trumpet
Tim Pierson

University Of Oregon
Masters Student
Eugene, Oregon

David Stacey - Testimonial

Submitted by Jeff Purtle on Tue, 05/24/2016 - 10:49

I've been extremely happy to find a great teacher in Jeff.  Also very lucky: there aren’t any advanced teachers of trumpet in my area. Jeff really knows the software to make this happen on line. He’s a true explorer and expert in this new way of teaching.  Our lessons have made a terrific difference in my daily routine, and my overall relation with the trumpet which I cherish. I’m an English prof with a very busy job and a deep and abiding love for this beautiful hobby of making music with the horn.

Dr. David Stacey - trumpet
Dr. David Stacey

Professor of English
Humboldt State University
Arcata, California

Carlton Howard - Testimonial

Submitted by Jeff Purtle on Tue, 05/24/2016 - 10:40

I met Jeff online while doing research for a paper I was preparing for a class on Technology in Music at George Mason University.  My topic was online music lessons and I decided to contact Jeff after seeing his fine website.  Jeff was pleased to give me a lengthy interview.  Better still,  Jeff arranged for me to have an iChat with him and one of his more advanced students.  And best of all, I got to watch and “listen in” on a portion of the actual lesson.  That few minutes of viewing the lesson in progress was worth the rest of my research combined.

Carlton Howard - trumpet
Carlton Howard

Fairfax, Virginia