In this clip from – Jens Lindemann, renowned trumpet soloist and Professor of Trumpet at UCLA, introduces himself and his department, and shares a number of tips derived from experience about life as a working musician, from how to choose a music school to how to deal with the rigors of professional life, and about playing the trumpet in specific — how to choose a mouthpiece and instrument, how to breathe, why being versatile is necessary, and, most importantly, how to play trumpet and not “sound like a meathead.”