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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Wayne Bergeron Interview – Part 4

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 4, Wayne explains the physics of playing high, how you build a good reputation to insure success as a musician, and how he takes time off from the […]

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Wayne Bergeron Interview – Part 3

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 3, Wayne discusses equipment, his philosophy on finding the right mouthpiece, what makes a good section and the value of knowing your strengths and weaknesses. Wayne Bergeron:         So, […]

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Wayne Bergeron Interview – Part 2

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. Ever felt like giving up? In Part 2, Wayne talks about teeth and embouchure challenges that almost ended his career. You won’t want to miss this brutally honest journey and […]

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Wayne Bergeron Interview – Part 1

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 1, Wayne explains what happened behind the scenes with the famous LA LA Land solo, his hilarious first gigs when he was a teenager, and how to network with other […]

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Obstructed View

My heart sank when I looked at the words on the ticket I had just been handed – OBSTRUCTED VIEW.  A wonderful weekend of impromptu fun with my family in Chicago had hit its first bump. Or so I thought. My wife, son, and I had seen a great production of “West Side Story” at […]

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When Do You Quit?

I recently spoke to an evening MBA class at a local university. I was given the entire period, and it is amazing how easily a 14+ year journey can fill two and a half hours! I always hope my message helps the listeners at some level, but the act of speaking is probably more helpful […]

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Respect for Yourself

This last pillar may be the most important because, without it, the others are much harder to attain.

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