Your Lesson, Your Teacher
There are two philosophies Eddie Has that greatly enhance your jazz trumpet lessons. The first is that he believes that the lessons should always help you move towards YOUR personal musical goals, not his. Eddie wants to help you find your artistic voice, to be able to express your genuine self. You cannot do that if you play exactly the way he does.
The second important philosophy is that it is his job to teach you how to reach your personal musical goals. It doesn’t help at all when a teacher just screams, “why won’t you practice?” When you don’t practice, Mr. Lewis sees it as an opportunity to practice with you. He will work with you for the time you have with him and help you learn the tools you need to practice more on your own.
Limited Number of Students
Eddie used to teach too many students. For over ten years, he was teaching over seventy lessons per week. It wasn’t good. He could barely remember most of their names.
In contrast, today Mr. Lewis limits the number of students he teaches so that he has the time and energy to give each student the proper attention, not only during the lesson, but also during the week between lessons.
This is very important!
There are a lot of trumpet teachers in Houston doing what Mr Lewis was doing in the 90’s. Some people refer to it as “cattle call” trumpet lessons. The idea is to load up on as many students as you can fit into your schedule so you make at least enough money to pay the bills. But in that scenario, the students come up short.
Consider this: Mr. Lewis has written hundreds of exercises, etudes and student level songs. Many of these are available at our online music store – we sell them as “products”. But the truth is, he wrote all of those educational materials for specific students with specific needs. He wrote them for students like YOU, people he met for lessons each week, people he spent time thinking about during the week, people he found unique solutions for their unique musical needs.
You cannot teach that way, giving each student that much attention, when you are trying to cram as many lessons into a week as possible.
But when you sign up for lessons with Mr. Lewis, you are important to him. He cares about the things you care about (musically speaking). He wants you to accomplish the things you want to accomplish. And he devotes every available resource into helping you become a genuine, musically honest, jazz trumpet player.
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Right now, we have a few openings in our schedule that we would like to fill. Several students have graduated or moved out of Houston. It’s an excellent time to get started.
We accept students of all ages and all skill levels. Elijah, the student in the above video, was in elementary school when he started lessons with Mr. Lewis. He went through most of our jazz materials before he graduated and now he will be making a living doing the things we taught him. In contrast, we have another student who began at about the same time as Elijah, John Nelson, who was an adult beginner when he started. John makes his living as a programmer and remains very busy. But his ability to express himself as a jazz trumpet player continues to grow with each lesson. So yes, we have a success rate with all ages and all skill levels.
So what are you waiting for?