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Welcome to Trumpet Teacher Talk, a podcast about the trumpet, teaching trumpet and trumpet teachers, where we talk with the greatest teachers of the instrument about what they do and how they do it!

May 31, 2016

Episode 7: Chris Coletti of the Canadian Brass is my guest for this episode. In addition to his performing duties in the Canadian Brass, Chris is a prolific arranger for the group. Chris is now serving as Adjunct Professor of Trumpet at the Brooklyn College Conservatory of Music. 


Chris can be contacted at

May 24, 2016

My guest today is Joey Tartell. Joey is an Associate Professor of Trumpet and the Director of Undergraduate Studies at Indiana University’s Jacob School of Music.

 As a performer he has been lead trumpet in Maynard Ferguson’s Band, the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra, the U.S. Army Jazz Ambassadors and the...

May 17, 2016

Episode 5: My guest this week is Clint "Pops" McLaughlin, internationally known trumpet teacher and embouchure development specialist. 

Pops can be found online at:



May 10, 2016

This episode includes two interviews. First is James Newcomb creator of the Trumpet Dynamics Podcast. and

Next is Benny Davis, freelance trumpet teacher in the Dallas metro area and one of my college friends.

Benny's web site is

May 3, 2016

This week I visit with Dr Matthew Vangjel, Assistant Professor of Trumpet at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. We discuss his teachers and how we pass the legacy of our teachers and of their teachers on to our students.


Dr. Vangjel can be contacted at: