Do you remember those typical music lessons, with the eighty-year-old teacher rapping your knuckles while the metronome ticked-ticked-ticked away? Well, forget it!
Dozens of hilarious family situations in “Memoirs of a Trumpet Teacher” include lessons being taught in a car and a car hood flying up while on the highway. Animals even abound, with dogs ‘losing control’ on feet, Beagles singing along, and a Chihuahua biting family members in awkward places.
You’ll discover a slithering salamander sneaking into a trumpet, and talking birds that repeat
embarrassing comments. You’ll also find maniacal musical colleagues, with a toilet plunger and even a trip to the hospital described in detail.
Sam Bennett has taught more than 20,000 trumpet lessons over twenty years, which are the basis for the stories in “Memoirs of a Trumpet Teacher!”
He now teaches band in public elementary schools, and also performs on the trumpet.
He lives in the Chicago area with his wife (also a music teacher, and Sam’s inspiration) and their two sons.