I want to take lessons because I had gotten braces and I had no idea how to readjust as fast as possible while avoiding injury or learning bad habits. I remembered seeing that Claude Gordon's way of teaching was the way to lead to easiest playing and I managed to find trumpet lessons with Jeff Purtle. I immediately found that the routines and advice given are priceless, because they made me stop worrying over unnecessary things and set me in the correct mentality to become a better trumpet player overall. I don't have braces anymore and have been readjusting well. Even while readjusting, I find that I can slur and tongue easier than I could when I had nothing to readjust to!
Mariachi Trumpet Player