Jonas Butler about Trumpet Lessons with Jeff Purtle
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.