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I’m sharing my personal practice kit, with all the tools that I use in my daily routine to get myself unstuck and continually motivated in my playing. These mindset and practice routines are for every musician who has ever felt stuck up against a wall and needs to contextualize their own work.

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Tom at Disney Hall

THOMAS HOOTEN, Principal Trumpet of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, is one of the world’s most prominent classical trumpeters today. He can be heard on numerous recordings with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, and the National Brass Ensemble.

Hooten began his career in 2000 with a trumpet/cornet position in “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band in Washington, D.C., where he was often a featured soloist. He went on to join the Indianapolis Symphony as Assistant Principal Trumpet in 2004, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra as Principal Trumpet in 2006, and the LA Philharmonic in 2012. He released “Trumpet Call,” his first solo album, in 2011.