Sunday, November 04, 2007

Cup Size?

LLB has a very young trumpet teacher - it's his second year teaching. He's funny, sweet, and cute... He teaches chorus at our school and does a great job with the kids. LLB adores him because he is young and hip and he pushes her to play well.

He came up to me the other day and mentioned that LLB was going to need a new/different mouthpiece.

I said, "I just bought one for her other trumpet. It's on the way.
"Oh... umm.. don't open it and send it back."
"Okay, I can do that. What should I get instead?"
"Well, I'm going to increase her cup size."
I blinked... I almost choked trying not to laugh.
"Huh?" (It was all I could squeak out.)
"Yes, she needs a bigger cup size."
"Okay" (I had all I could do to hold it together.)
"She'll be able to push more air... She'll get a bigger fuller sound. I'm not sure which mouthpiece I want her to have. I'll do a little research and get back to you with that cup size early next week."
"That sounds great. Just let me know."
Then I walked around the corner and giggled...


OldHorsetailSnake said...

I think you need to counsel with him, convince him that "saucer" would work just as well, or "concave piece." Brilliant post.

Jane said...

Oh these "cups" come in A, B, C and D??????
I agree with the previous commenter, he needs to use a different term!!!!

Clearlykels said...

I love that he just did not get it-- that he is just that innocent that he had no clue. Too funny.