Making Your Own Hand Sanitizer? Please Reconsider

(The following is a guest post by trusted friend of ChopSaver and Certified Formulating Chemist Tammy Lisi. This is her response to the growing trend of do-it-yourself hand sanitizers. Some of this is technical in nature, but to sum up, it is not a good idea, in her opinion.) Hand Sanitizer and the chemist… I’m […]

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ChopSaver Lip Care and Medical Applications

ChopSaver Lip Care was invented by a trumpet player. That trumpet player happens to be me, Dan Gosling. I created it for people like me who use and abuse their lips while playing a brass or woodwind instrument. Medical Uses A few years after I developed it, I began to hear from Dermatologists. These Doctors […]

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Marketing a Musical Lip Balm to Non-Musicians

Even though ChopSaver was originally created for brass and woodwind players, it really is for anyone who wants a lip care product that actually works and is willing to pay a little bit more. The challenge becomes, how to get that message out – that it’s not just a lip balm for musicians – without […]

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Wisdom from Canadian Brass

I recently had the distinct pleasure of hearing the world-renowned Canadian Brass, both in performance and in a masterclass about being a musical entrepreneur. An entrepreneur can be defined as anyone who takes on a risk by starting something new, often in a business sense. Canadian Brass will celebrate 50 years as an organization next […]

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Why People Love Marching Band

Recently, we posted the following question on Facebook and Instagram: Here are some of the best responses. “To travel, it’s fun to meet new people that have the same interests as you.” “As a marching band parent I think it amazing the way the kids learn an entire new pregame and halftime routine every year […]

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Who is Your “Tone Hero?”

(This article is a guest post by long time ChopSaver fan and band director David McCullough. His concept of a “Tone Hero” for young musicians is a must read for all musicians and he has gone to the trouble of providing numerous links to examples of great tone on any instrument.) Who is Your “Tone […]

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Michael Martin Interview – Parts 1 and 2

Michael Martin is a trumpet player with The Boston Symphony Orchestra. In Part 1, Michael tells ChopSaver Guy Dan Gosling about his early musical influences including the movie Jurassic Park and the path he took to get into the BSO.

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Wayne Bergeron Interview – Part 5

Wayne Bergeron, LA studio trumpet virtuoso, discusses the trumpet and how to have success in both music and life, with Dan Gosling, The ChopSaver Guy. In Part 5, Wayne explains the importance of versatility, his very first movie recording session, his most cherished career moments, and what he wants to do in the future. Wayne […]

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