Stop thinking in terms of limitations and start thinking in terms of possibilities.
– Terry Josephson
The marvelous richness of human experience would lose something of rewarding joy if there were no limitations to overcome. The hilltop hour would not be half so wonderful if there were no dark valleys to traverse.
-Helen Keller (American Author/Educator who was blind and deaf. 1880-1968)
Some of the best trumpet players I’ve known and played with in my life have been women, and it seems odd to me that instrumental stereotypes about this and other instruments still persist. They’re illusions!
If an instrument speaks to you, nothing should get in your way, especially someone else’s notion of what is “right” or “proper.” Ingrid Jensen is a perfect example for anyone who thinks the trumpet is an instrument men play, and not women. How wrong they are.
What stands between being a good player or a poor player is not sex, but practice. If you practice the right way and search until you find the right teachers, you can do amazing things with music. Check it!
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