The Flexibility Formula

A multi-day live workshop to improve flexibility and lip slurs for trumpet players. Understand the mechanics, apply the exercises and elevate your playing.

2023 DATES: July 29th, Aug 5th, Aug 12th and Aug 19th at 12pm Eastern Time

Flexibility and Lip Slur Problems Begone

Does This Sound Familiar?

Although flexibility studies are a fundamental technique, many beginners and intermediate players still struggle in the following ways:

Lip Slurs That Sound

 

›  Forced

›  Strained

›  Uneven in volume

›  Like an uphill battle

Upper Notes That Are

 

›  Out of tune (flat/sharp)

›  Pinched

›  Cracked

›  Brittle and weak

Other Problems Such As

 

›  Embouchure stiffness

›  Inability to slur up easily

›  Limited range

›  Practice fatigue

If this sounds like you, I’m confident I can help! This workshop is designed to methodically introduce a reliable and no-nonsense approach to lip slurs that can be expanded and adjusted as you progress for years to come.

Register to discover that trumpet flexibility and lip slurs don’t have to be frustrating! 

Workshop Focus Points

In the span of four workshops we will break down flexibility studies to a science so you don’t have to guess anymore. Once you understand the approach you will be able to apply it overtime and improve your trumpet playing.

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How Does it Work?

This virtual workshop is taught in four sessions within a 30-day period, once per week. In between sessions you will be encouraged to practice the exercises, submit questions for the next live session, and connect with fellow students in between sessions through our workshop private chat. Once you register, the dates and time will be automatically adjusted to your local time zone to avoid mixups. If you have questions please check the FAQ.

This workshop will be held on four consecutive Saturdays:

July 29th  •  Aug 5th  •  Aug 12th  •  Aug 19th

12pm Eastern Time

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Get a Customized Practice Plan

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with the DELUXE experience

The Deluxe experience, available to those who purchase a Deluxe ticket, includes a customized flexibility and lip slur practice plan tailored to perfection. All you have to do is answer some basic questions about your playing and submit a short video. Details will be sent after registration. At the end of the workshop you will receive a plan detailing what, how and when to practice your flexibility studies.

Practice Plan

Get a personalized practice plan to boost your flexibility practice and enter the next stage of your playing.

Live Questions

Ask questions live on camera and maximize your workshop experience. Perfect to get solutions!

Early Bird

Gain early access to purchase Deluxe tickets for a the next workshop before they sell out.

And More Goodies

Bonus exercises, bonus videos, replay access for 30 days...it really is a deluxe experience!

The Flexibility Formula is a Limited Seats Event

Choose from 3 ticket types. Flexible payment options. No subscriptions.

Select Your Ticket

Register in 3 easy steps:

  1. Select your ticket and click the “Purchase” button.
  2. Follow through the form and pay for your ticket. You will be taken to another page to register.
  3. Click the “register” button to confirm your attendance.

Standard

Streamlined experience
$ 99
  • Access to All Four Sessions
  • Workshop Private Chat
  • Submit Questions in Advance
  • Live Chat During Workshop
  • Flexibility Exercises PDFs
  • Replay Access for 7 days
  • Giveaway Participation
  • Custom Practice Plan
  • Bonus Flexibility Exercises
  • Bonus Weekly Short Videos
  • Extra Replay After Workshop Ends​
  • 20% Discount on Trumpet Course
  • Ask Questions Live
  • Live Playing help
  • Early Bird Access to Next Event

Premium

Bonus exercises and extra replay
$ 119
  • Access to All Four Sessions
  • Workshop Private Chat
  • Submit Questions in Advance
  • Live Chat During Workshop
  • Flexibility Exercises PDFs
  • Replay Access for 7 days
  • Giveaway Participation
  • Bonus Flexibility Exercises
  • Bonus Weekly Short Videos
  • Extra Replay After Workshop Ends
  • 20% Discount on Trumpet Course
  • Custom Practice Plan
  • Ask Questions Live
  • Live Playing Help
  • Early Bird Access to Next Event

Deluxe

Customized practice plan +
$ 159
  • Custom Practice Plan
  • Workshop Private Chat
  • Group Chat Access
  • Submit Questions in Advance
  • Live Chat During Workshop
  • Flexibility Exercises PDFs
  • Replay Access for 7 days
  • Giveaway Participation
  • Bonus Flexibility Exercises
  • Bonus Weekly Short Videos
  • Extra Replay After Workshop Ends
  • 20% Discount on Trumpet Course
  • Ask Questions Live
  • Live Playing Critique
  • Early Bird to Next Event
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Scheduling Conflict? You Can Still Attend!

I work with students and colleagues all over the world, thus time zones are always an obstacle. In planning this workshop I prioritized choosing the friendliest schedule possible, but it might still not work for you.

For this reason I decided to offer a Replay Only ticket. This option gives you all the same features as a Standard ticket. You will receive the sheet music each week, have access to the student forum, be able to participate in the giveaway and submit questions before each live session.

When you are able simply follow the link I will send you and watch the session exactly as it was when we were live, with the comments, polls and palpable energy. You will have access to each session for 7 days. And if your plans change you are welcome to show up to any live session!

Replay Only • $99

All the same features as a Standard ticket

Features Explained

  • Workshop Private Chat – a private Slack chat group where we will keep in touch during the workshop to discus that week’s session, post updates and more. You will receive an invite after registration.
  • Submit Questions in Advance – to make the most out of each session, I encourage you to submit your questions in advance. This will enable me to prepare and avoid repetition during the short Q & A session, where I will answer your questions about flexibility and lip slurs. I will select the most pressing questions and answer them live.
  • Live Chat During Workshop – during the workshop, you can engage with everyone else and me through the live chat. You can comment, like other’s comments, drop questions, participate in polls, and even download sheet music. The live chat provides a great opportunity to interact with others.
  • Flexibility Exercises PDFs – All tickets include a packet of flexibility and lip slur exercises that I will distribute each week as we progress. These exercises will showcase the topics and approaches I will teach throughout the workshop, and they come in a PDF format that’s easy to use and access.
  • Replay Access for 7 Days – After each session you will have seven days to access and re-watch it. This replay access ensures that you can catch up on any sessions you missed or revisit ones that you want to review.
  • Giveaway Participation – all tickets include a chance to win one of the giveaway products. You might be the lucky winner!
  • Extra Replay After Workshop Ends – premium and deluxe tickets include an extra 7 days of replay access after the entire workshop ends. This additional replay gives you more time to revisit and review the sessions at your own pace.
  • Bonus Flexibility Exercises – premium and deluxe tickets include bonus flexibility and lip slur sheet music exercises each week. These exercises provide variety and additional practice opportunities to enhance your learning experience.
  • Bonus Weekly Short Videos – premium and deluxe tickets will include weekly short videos that expand on the topics discussed that week or supplement the week’s session with related topics. These videos provide additional insights and help you to delve deeper into the subject matter.
  • 20% Discount on Trumpet Course – premium and deluxe tickets will include a 20% coupon code for new course members only that can be used to save on the first payment of any monthly, 6-month, or yearly plans of the THQ Trumpet Lessons Online Course. This is perfect for continuing to learn and improve your trumpet playing long after the workshop is over.
  • Custom Practice Plan – with ever deluxe ticket I offer a personalized flexibility and lip slur practice plan designed specifically for you. To receive your plan, I will ask you to answer some questions via a form, and I will request a video of you playing some lip slurs. Don’t worry, the video doesn’t have to be anything crazy, and it’s only to ensure that I prescribe the best practice plan for your needs. After registering, you will receive an email from me with all the details about your custom plan.
  • Ask Questions Live – deluxe tickets offer the option to be invited on stage, with the mic and camera turned on, to ask a question live. To take advantage of this opportunity, you must let me know ahead of time that you’d like to be invited. This is perfect for getting specific questions answered in real-time, rather than submitting them ahead of time. It’s also a great way for us to connect on a more personal level.
  • Live Playing Critique (Submit Video/Audio for Live Feedback) – deluxe tickets include the option to submit video or audio of your playing ahead of the session for live critique. During the live session, I will play your video or audio and provide observations and suggestions to improve your playing. Please note that although your video or audio will be played live, you will not be asked to turn on your camera or microphone, so you can remain partially anonymous. You can even submit a video in which your face is not visible if that makes you more comfortable.
  • Early Bird Access to Next Event – deluxe tickets include early bird access to the following workshop. This is a great opportunity to secure your spot before tickets sell out since I can only accommodate a limited number of deluxe tickets per workshop due to the extra work required to craft custom practice plans.
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Trumpet Products Giveaway

With the purchase of any ticket you will automatically enter a giveaway to win one of these products. The mute is incredible, with perfect intonation and admirable versatility. The care kit is made by one of the nicest people on earth, whose products I have been using for the last 10 years, for good reason. Two lucky winners will be announced live at the workshop!

Denis Wick sponsors Trumpet Headquarters flexibility and lip slur workshop with an adjustable cup mute

Denis Wick Adjustable Cup Mute

This adjustable cup mute is among the most versatile cup mutes available on the market. Perfect for solo work, section playing, or with a microphone, the adjustable cup allows the player to create a myriad of sounds without affecting intonation. Made from high quality aluminum, this mute is a must for every brass player.

Ultra-Pure Oils Deluxe Trumpet Care Kit

This essential kit comes with professional valve oil, a regular tuning slide lube, light tuning slide lube (perfect for that third slide action), a valve casing brush, a mouthpiece brush, a non-scratch cleaning snake and an extra-large microfiber polishing cloth. Everything you need to clean and maintain your trumpet!

The Flexibility Formula is Sponsored By

FAQ

My name is Estela Aragon (M.Mus) and I will be your instructor. In a nutshell, I am a Denis Wick Artist, CEO and Founder of Trumpet Headquarters and MusicFit Academy. The trumpet is my sole focus as I dedicate all my time to teaching it. My trumpet educational resources have been reviewed and praised by the International Trumpet Guild journal (October 2022 issue), and I have judged both national and international competitions. You can learn more about me here.

Once you register you will receive a link to access the first workshop session on July 29th 2023. After each session you will receive a link for the next session via email. The virtual waiting room will be open 30 minutes before each session begins to give you ample time to arrive. 

This virtual workshop is taught in four sessions within a 30-day period, once per week on the same day and time each week. 

The Flexibility Formula will be held on Saturdays: July 29th, August 5th, 12th and 19th.

No. This workshop is hosted on a web-browser platform, which means you only need a device with an internet connection and browser such as Chrome, Safari, Firefox, etc.

After registering you will receive an email with a link to join the chat group, which is thought the app Slack. The app is free and very simple to use!

Standard and Premium tickets: you will not need the microphone or camera on at all.

Deluxe tickets: if you are invited on stage to ask a question live you will be required to turn on your camera and microphone.

I would be delighted to personally assist in determining if this workshop would be beneficial for you. Please send me an email and provide me with as much information as possible about your playing.

It is extremely likely that I will answer your biggest questions about flexibility and lip slurs throughout the workshop. Having said that, you can also submit questions before each session in the workshop chat on Slack. Each week I will answer the most popular questions during the live session. If by the end of the workshop (all four sessions), you still haven’t gotten your question answered you are welcome to email me.

All ticket types include a giveaway entry. The winners will be announcement at one of the live sessions. You can only win one product.

Feel free to email me and I’ll be happy to answer any further questions.

The Flexibility Formula is a Limited Seats Event

Choose from 3 ticket types. Flexible payment options. No subscriptions.

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