Trumpet Pedagogy by David Hickman
This book covers just about everything you could
ever imagine regarding the trumpet.
I know this, because Dave even asked me to write
a page or two about BE.
His solo recordings have long been a staple for
helping to teach my students interpretation, style,
You will need to do a search, as he changes this
link from time to time.
Valerie Wells' French Horn/BE blog
A blog can be a wonderful thing, if you write as well
as Valerie. Inspirational stories about BE, mostly -
but not exclusively - from French horn players.
Valerie has become a BE dealer (mostly for the
French horn community) and is now having great
success teaching both trumpet and horn.
John Erickson's Horn Blog
John, a respected educator at ASU, had some
fairly well-balanced things to say about BE.
Lyle Sanford's Blog
Music therapy is his profession. His blog covers a
lot of territory, including BE.
Nikita's BE Blog
Nikita is a trumpet player in Estonia, and a recent
university graduate. He is just starting his BE
journey as a teacher (2013) after he solved the BE
puzzle for himself.
Bert Lochs Website
Bert is a great trumpet player, and a terrific
teacher. If you want lessons with someone who has
extensive BE teaching experience, Bert is a good
choice. His site is deep in useful BE tips, listed
under "embouchure" on the toolbar.
Ko's European BE website
Ko de Rooij is the European dealer for the BE
book, and located in The Netherlands. You won't
find a nicer or more reliable person to deal with. He
knows his BE stuff as well, and gives lessons for
those who want in-person help.
Phil Mach's BE Blog
Phil is the dealer for BE in Canada (Toronto). His
personal trumpet story is a good read. He also
understands how to teach BE, and offers lessons
on his site (he is VERY patient). You can also order
the book online.
David Perrico's Website
Dave is a Las Vegas trumpeter who built double C
chops using the BE method. He fronts his own jazz
band, Pop Evolution, which features some of the
best musicians in town. As an added bonus, he
gives BE-oriented trumpet lessons. Check him out!
Uwe Zaiser BE-lesson Website
Uwe is the deputy principal trumpet in the German
Radio Philharmonic Saarbrücken Kaiserslautern.
Already famous as a player, Uwe found that BE
took him to another level. He wants to share his
discovery with everyone, and has put up a new
website with a firm commitment to furthering his
role as BE mentor and teacher. We are fortunate to
have someone with his skill and passion in the BE
Too Much Ritalin
Congresswoman Patti Johnson, in an article from
1999, explains the newest medical fad - the ADHD
diagnosis - and the dangers of forcing kids to use
This article is pretty old, but it outlines the issue