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Back to Basics for Trumpeters “is an engaging, clear and inspiring read for all involved in the pursuit of music-making... [it]as a thorough, comprehensive and thoughtful representation of the empathetic and purposeful teachings of this wise and respected gentleman.”

The Brass Herald, Book Review, Cambridge, United Kingdom

“This book is a must read for any ambitious trumpeter. I think it is wonderful how all facets of Vincent’s teaching have been incorporated. It is like a whole college course on trumpet with Vincent. Vincent was a master teacher and I am so glad Luis E. Loubriel has made his teachings available to generations of trumpeters to come.”

Frank Kaderabek, Former Principal Trumpet of the Philadelphia Orchestra

 Trumpet Faculty at the Curtis Institute of Music


“What a wonderful job Luis E. Loubriel has done in bringing Professor Cichowicz’s brilliant teaching and his warm and generous personality to life. I can hear Cichowicz’s supportive and gentle voice as I read on. This will be one of the ‘must reads’ for performance and especially future music educators here at the Butler School of Music, The University of Texas at Austin.”

Ray Sasaki, Professor of Trumpet - Frank C. Erwin, Jr. Centennial Professor in Fine Arts, 

      The ButlerSchool of Music, The University of Texas at Austin.


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Back to Basics for Trumpeters
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Back to Basics for Trumpeters is built around interviews that Luis E. Loubriel conducted with Vincent Cichowicz and his most successful disciples over thirteen years, woven together with Loubriel’s own analysis, and organized according to the central themes of Cichowicz’s methodology.