The Berp Endorsements

What people are saying about The Berp:

In a recent interview when asked what was the best purchase he has made in the last year under $100 dollars….
“My second Berp. I have been using a Berp since high school and it broke. I thought after all these years I’m 41 years old, I’ve got a job (principal in the N.Y. Philharmonic), and I don’t need it. Well after a week I bought another Berp. It’s indispensable for centering, efficiency and accuracy.
Chris Martin, N.Y. Philharmonic

“I’ve been a BERP user since they first come out and I’m STILL a BERP user!  I warm up with mine everyday, on both my trumpet and trombone.  It warms up the muscles and gets the chops set, perfectly, with GREAT focus!  I still have my original BERPs, which I used for over 20 years, and now, the new design is even better!  Mario and Miles know what they’re doing!!!
Winston Byrd, Cannonball Trumpets. Has performed/recorded with: Dizzy Gillespie All-Star Big Band, Mary J. Blige, Clark Terry, Shirley Horn, and Aretha Franklin

“I just wanted to say thanks for a great product! I had a Berp back in high school and just recently got one again. The design is much better than it was back then, and I just keep it on my horn all the time, it is such a useful tool for all levels of players! It’s also very convenient when you have a clip on microphone on stage and need to do some buzzing between tunes to get the blood back! I’m glad it fits in my torpedo case, it’s nice to have it on whenever I feel the urge to buzz!
Thanks again!!!”
Kiku Collins,

“I have been using The Berp for some time now and I find it to be a tremendous aid in working out creeping aberrations. I like using it especially for warming up and working out problem areas. It is a wonderful tool to help a player be more efficient on the trumpet … thank you for
the brilliance of your little device. I recommend it 100% … it’s a permanent fixture on my
practice horn.”
Herb Alpert, trumpet recording artist, founder of The Tijuana Brass

“I’m BERPin’ all the time.”
Doc Severinsen, trumpet recording artist, studio musician, leader of The Tonight Show Band

“I’m very pleased with the new options and will continue to use the BERP as I have for
the past 12 years.”
Joseph Alessi, principal trombone, New York Philharmonic

“I love the Ultimate BERP…the new options are great!”
A. David Krehbiel, former principal horn, San Francisco Symphony

“I never leave home without it.”
Bill Watrous, trombone jazz artist and clinician

“I recommend the BERP in my ‘Best In Class’ clinics. . . (it’s) extremely helpful.”
Bruce Pearson, author, educator

“We talked about the use of your BERP and the excellent results with students.”
Richard Norem, Phil Farkas and Barry Tuckwell, horn performing artists and teachers

“The BERP is a valuable tool–Bravo!”
Roger Rocco, tubist, educator-VanderCook College of Music

“The BERP solves the problem of relating buzzing the mouthpiece to the instrument.”
Marvin Stamm, trumpet jazz artist and clinician

“I’ve been BERPing all over the world.”
David Finlayson, trombone, New York Philharmonic

“There is not a day that goes by that I don’t benefit from the BERP. What a great idea! All my students practice with it and use it during their lessons.”
Sandy La Clair, The Madison Brass

Classic Berp Endorsement

Hi Mario,
I just wanted to write to you and thank you for the BERP you sent. It came at the perfect time! My eardrum ruptured two weeks ago and I had to postpone my graduating recital as well as find subs for all of my end-of-year commitments. Because of the BERP, I was able to keep up my embouchure muscles without the resistance of the horn. Now that my
doctor says I can play again, it’s as if I never left.
Thank you again for creating such a wonderful device. I really appreciate it! Natalie