Jeff’s book meets a need for a wide range of audiences, not only the serious amateur player but it is an incredible review of the basic fundamentals even for the most accomplished trumpeter. Hit It Hard & Wish It Well contains the outstanding lifetime of teaching methods captured in this work. It is incredibly modernized with interactive elements of embedded video that it is an immersive experience. The diagrams and illustrations add so much insight into a much greater self-awareness of positioning of fingers, tongue, lips and much more.
Jeff Purtle has given recitals in England, Wales, Scotland and the USA. He has spoken at the International Trumpet Guild Conference and hosted his own conferences. Jeff’s brass students are in all branches of the United States military, band directors from South Carolina and other states, and students in the San Francisco Symphony, Charlotte NC Symphony, Greenville Symphony, Charleston Symphony, Augusta Symphony, Aiken Symphony, Jacksonville FL Symphony, and UK and Chinese orchestras. Some are touring in the UK and Europe. Jeff was personally certified by master teacher and author Claude Gordon. Jeff’s ebook “Hit it Hard & Wish It Well” is published in the Apple Books Store.
Jeff Purtle's studio is in Greenville, South Carolina. In addition to in person, Jeff teaches trumpet lessons online over live webcam video chat. Jeff has been teaching private lessons since 1984 and pioneered teaching trumpet lessons online and brass lessons online in 2004, with students now seen weekly from six continents.
Online lessons have many advantages. More is accomplished with weekly lessons that catch bad habits sooner, adapt to the student's needs, and insure more consistent progress with the time spent.
Some students that live outside the USA take a combination of Crash Course Lessons in person and Online Lessons weekly. A Crash Course involves several long lessons and then leaving with specific assignments for a month or more of detailed practice routines. The nearest international airports are GSP, CLT and ATL and the local GMU airport that is a 10 minute drive from Jeff's studio. Following Crash Course Lessons with weekly lessons always gets the most results for the time spent.
Developing as a player is a process and consistent correct practice is valuable. Weekly lessons, either in person or online, are important for anyone hoping to play their best.