Trumpet Lessons

Private Trumpet Lessons

trumpet-lessonBeginner students focus on the basic mechanics of playing the trumpet. A variety of breathing, lip buzzing, mouthpiece buzzing, and tonguing exercises are incorporated to lay a strong foundation and ease of playing. Students are also introduced to reading music, covering common fingerings and rhythms through 8th notes. Sight reading is highly stressed to promote fluency. A variety of melodies from classical, jazz, and popular music are used to propagate ease and joy of music.

Intermediate students work more in-depth with all aspects of the instrument. The Arban’s method book is used extensively to introduce the student to a lifetime of technical exercises, introducing more advanced rhythms and a variety of major and minor scales. For students that are interested, improvisation is introduced via the blues and simple jazz chord progressions.

Advanced students focus on interpretation of style, improvisation, and theory as it applies to the genre of music they are studying. For Jazz students, advanced theory, arranging techniques, and improvisation through chord scales, substitutions, transcriptions and melodic concepts. Composition is encouraged at this point. Classical students focus on repertoire, advanced technique, and interpretation. Students will also begin working with extreme registers of the instrument, focusing on the range above “high C” and low note exercises to promote even facility throughout the instrument.

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30 minute private lessons are only $29
Tuition is paid monthly. There is a one time $20 registration fee for new students
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