Submitted by Jeff Purtle on ter, 05/24/2016 - 17:57

I began studying with Jeff out of desperation.  I was studying jazz trumpet at the master’s level and simply could not perform like I needed to.  Jeff assured me that trumpet playing was not that hard and I must say he turned out to be right. After a few months I began to realize that tongue level and airflow were far more important than embouchure and I began having “good days” regularly.  After a few more months of lessons I began getting compliments from my professors and fellow students saying my playing had really opened up.  I now enjoy playing the trumpet easily everyday.  Thank you, Jeff.

Jonas Butler - trumpet
Jonas Butler

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Graduate Assistant and Masters of Music in Jazz Trumpet
University of Louisville
Louisville, Kentucky