A couple of things to think about over the Holiday break.
- Needham students, you all are back on the 2nd.
- Milton students, you all are back after the 7th.
- Wayland students, you are back on the 2nd.
- Waltham/Harvard/other students, you can schedule lessons again starting on the 2nd.
Let’s talk about cleaning those trumpets. Trust me, it is time. I’ve seen enough sticky valves this December to know! Here is a video tutorial on how to do it in your bathtub. One important note: do NOT get your valves wet. Just leave them out. You can just wipe them off with a damp cloth and leave them somewhere safe instead of disassembling them like this video says. The valves have pads that water can damage. Second, do NOT use hot water. The water should be warm to the touch, not hot, not cold.