Curiosity Fueled the Art: Part II ๐Ÿ”—

When I left off in the last blog post, I was on my way to Houston to pursue my masterโ€™s degree at Rice University. My new trumpet teacher, Charlie Geyer, would have many pieces of wisdom to share over the next few months, but one of the nuggets he offered early on has stuck with me in particular. He suggested I should be prepared to leave behind things that I thought I knew about trumpet and music. He wasnโ€™t out to contradict the words of every teacher Iโ€™d ever had, of course not, or even suggest that I had learned everything wrong. But he was inviting me to entertain the possibility that in order to grow both now and in the future, there may come moments in which I will have to re-examine and move beyond a long-held habit or belief about music, trumpet or even life. โ€ฆ

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