The key to this instrument is its simplicity! Learn to have unlimited technique to play any style.
I have been playing the trumpet since the 5th grade! It was my first instrument, and it's always a pleasure to share my passion for brass instruments with new students!
How exciting is the sound of the Trumpet?! Throughout history, Trumpets have been playing rousing tunes announcing Kings and Queens. Some of the first Trumpets were found in King Tut's tomb date from about 1500 BC!
I have been playing the Trumpet since grade school. Like all brass instruments, the trumpet's sound starts with the player's lips buzzing together into a mouthpiece.
Levels: Beginner to Intermediate
The trumpet is a colorful and exciting instrument played in many styles of music throughout the world, from jazz and classical to funk and soul to reggae, afro-beat, and Balkan music. In addition to covering the basic technical requirements of the instrument, I'm particularly interested in the many genres in which the trumpet can be found, and I like to focus on the styles of music that most interest and challenge my students. I have been playing trumpet for more than 18 years, and I teach my students valuable brass exercises based on lessons I learned under the tutelage of John McNeil, Laurie Frink, and Walter White. I encourage the use of long tones, air support, and trumpet calisthenics to improve tone, increase range and endurance, and work towards greater flexibility.
The purpose of my lessons are to be a template for every time you practice the Trumpet. The first 5 minutes of every lesson will consist of different breathing exercises, because the most important part of playing the trumpet is goo airflow. We will then work on different scales and exercises to work on technique and range, before playing some duets, to work on intonation and harmony, to improve your ability to play with a group and to sound good on your own.
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