Todd Grady is a recent graduate of Sonoma State University and a student of Pete's for 2 years
A special thank you goes to my trumpet teacher Pete Estabrook. It has been a rare privilege to study with such a consummate professional as Pete; I am often humbled by his devotion to the trumpet, and to music in general, and hope to emulate his dedication to the craft for years to come.
Laurel Grinnell is a recent graduate of Sonoma State University and a student of Pete's for 2 years
Thank you so much for transcribing Nick @ Night (by Nicholas Payton) and for helping me prepare music for my recital. You are a very inspiring musician and teacher.
From: Patti Wick
Sent: Tuesday, August 15, 2006
Thanks for all you've done to help him develop his musical skills and passion for trumpet!
From: Nathan Smith
Sent: Tuesday, November 22, 2005
Subject: Practice Suggestions
Recently, I began to take interest in your site, trumpetlessons.net, and have taken the time to read your essays and thoughts about playing the trumpet. These have been very helpful and have given me new insight into many aspects of my own playing. As college approaches I have had to step up my practice time in order to meet the demanding schedule I will face next year. I was wondering if there is any way I could access the "Practice Routines and Suggestions" of your website. I know that these would prove invaluable in my quest for trumpet excellence.
From: arlene miller
Sent: Wednesday, August 09, 2006
Subject: Jazz Improvisaton
Hi Pete - Just want to thank you for a great Jazz Improvisation class! I have enough to practice to keep me busy for a long time -- and I really learned "a lot" (I tell my students never to use those words!) You are a great teacher; I like how organized you are.
From: Jamie Brett
Sent: Sunday, January 01, 2006
Subject: Trumpet Lessons
Pete, Thank you for teaching me trumpet for the past three years -- you've brought me much farther than where I could have reached on my own
From: Rene Burnette
Date: Tuesday, April 6, 2004
Subject: Jazz Appreciation
...I regret not attending class (last week due to a work conflict) as I enjoy the lectures and I am learning a lot more about jazz. Thanks for your enthusiasm on the subject, which makes for an engaging class experience for me.
From: Al Rathwell <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Tuesday, June 01, 1999 8:58 PM
Subject: buzzing the leadpipe warm-up
I have been buzzing the leadpipe instead of buzzing the mouthpiece as an initial part of my warm-up for ten times at fifteen seconds each and my embouchure seems to be responding much more favorably than before. I am experiencing a much better air stream, control and fluency on the instrument as a result and not to mention the power of the double-high C range! Thanks again, Pete, you are a real credit to your profession!
From: Jamie Brett (Senior
at Maria Carillo High-Nor Cal Honor Band)
Date: Tue, 2 Jan 2006
Thank you for teaching me trumpet for the past three years -- you've brought me much farther than where I could have reached on my own.
From: Mary Kruzas <email@example.com>
Date: Tue, 29 Aug 2000 11:18:45
Subject: Reference Letter
I have had the opportunity to study with many fine teachers over the years, while at the University of Michigan and also in California. Of all the teachers I have ever had the privilege to study with, Mr. Estabrook is certainly one of the most gifted and dedicated. My experience in studying with him has been comparable with the best of the instruction I received at Michigan. I would certainly recommend Mr. Estabrook as an extremely qualified teacher through all college levels.