Emily Moneymaker started playing the family instrument - trumpet - at the age of 8 and continues to play to this day. A graduate from the University of Southern California, she performed with the Trojan Marching Band. She now works in marketing in Los Angeles and writes for Halftime Magazine.
After years of teaching band, you must now teach beginning orchestra, too. Panic sets in as you realize you don't know how to position your fingers, and you fear making screeching sounds in front of your students.
In the blog post, Trombonist Wycliffe Gordon Does it All, we shared Gordon's dedication to teaching young musicians. Gordon works to continually evolve his techniques but relies on a few tried-and-true philosophies.