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Bill D.

18 Reviews
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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Doctorate of Musical Arts from University of South Carolina
  • Teaching since 1980
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Bill D.

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My lessons create a fun and motivational learning environment that promotes goal setting, good habits, positive self esteem based on tangible accomplishments, and an appreciation for the rewards of diligence and perseverance.

My services include music lessons in trumpet, jazz improvisation, music theory, jazz theory, and audition preparation.

I am currently the Principal Trumpeter in the Lyric Opera of Chicago Orchestra, Assistant Principal Trumpet with the Grant Park Summer Music Festival Orchestra, Principal Trumpet with the Chicago Philharmonic Orchestra, and former Assistant Principal Trumpet with the Alabama Symphony Orchestra. I have performed with the Chicago Symphony and Milwaukee Symphony.

I Hold a Doctorate of Musical Arts degree from the University of South Carolina and I am a certified band director with 5 years band directing experience.

I particularly enjoy audition coaching, having won three international symphony orchestra auditions myself. My students ...

About Bill

Bill is in his sixth season as Principal Trumpet with the Lyric Opera of Chicago and his third season as Assistant Principal Trumpet with the Grant Park Summer Music Festival Orchestra. He was a member of the trumpet faculty at DePaul University for five years and has presented performances and mas

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Gil R.
Just started studying with Bill. He's already given me some good recommendations to improve my playing, and he is encouraging. I left the lesson motivated. I'm really looking forward to studying with Bill!
Ethan S.
Bill is very passionate. He teaches me all the techniques and trying to help me make a much better sound. He is strict to get every notes correct while other teachers allow easy passes. He also corrects my old habits. He is a wonderful teacher who really teaches fundamentals.
Pat
Exactly what I was looking for.!
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Vincent C.

9 Reviews
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  • Teaching since 1980
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Vincent C.

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Professional Musician /Educator with the following experience;
Educator:
* Instrumental Music Teacher – (New Jersey Public School System (25 years)
* Private Music lessons (classical -jazz improvisation) :
for : Beginners -Intermediate- Advanced Students
* Seton Hall University ,Nj- Jazz Faculty Guest Artist
* New Jersey Youth Symphony,NJ -- Jazz Ensemble - Staff Clinician
* Stevens Institute of Technology ,NJ Clinician/Trumpet
* Jazz Vermont /Jazz camp for Adults - Staff Clinician /Guest Artist
* New York University, NY - Adjunct Trumpet Teacher
* AdjudIcator- West Milford ,NJ - Middle School Jazz Festival 2018
* Guest Artist /Appearances with NY/NJ High Schools
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* International Jazz Artist:
* Cds available on the internet
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About Vincent

Professional Musician /Educator with the following experience; Educator: * Instrumental Music Teacher (Grades K-8) (New Jersey Public School System )------ (25 years) * Private Music lessons (classical -jazz improvisation) for : Beginners -Intermediate- Advanced

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Emily N.
I'm really enjoying lessons with Vincent! I played trumpet for years in high school and college, and I have just gotten back into it. He's helped me develop my embouchure better and improved my technique. He's easy to work with, too. Looking forward to more lessons with him!
Tim L.
I have had one lesson with Vinnie and I am really stoked. His experience and depth of knowledge are so obvious when you talk to him. I believe that I have made the right choice in beginning to take lessons from him. Cheers...
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Troy S.

32 Reviews
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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • BM Trumpet Performance from CSUF
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Troy S.

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Improve your technique, musicality, or prepare for an audition. Whatever you need!

About Troy

Troy Sargent is a freelance trumpet player located in Orange Country, California. He is a popular choice for Weddings, Musicals, Church Services, Concert Performances, and Special Events. As an educator, Troy has had the opportunity to serve as a Brass Caption-Head, Trumpet Section Instructor, a

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My kiddo has completed 5 lessons with Troy and we will be signing up for more! Great communication as well. Thank you.
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Great teacher for young kids!
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William A.

33 Reviews
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  • Teaching since 1999
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded Stan Getz & clifford brown group from IAJE and NFAA
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William A.

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I Have been teaching for 10 + years.Part of my daily focus is on relaxed breathing and generating a big beautiful tone for every note played. Long tones are something that I include in my daily regiment. Lots of dexterity exercises,range building, as well as endurance.

Another aspect of my daily regiment is improvisation. focusing on major/minor/ whole tone/diminished scales/ II-Vs in all keys and playing changes!

Lastly RESTING as MUCH as you PRACTICE is very IMPORTANT!

About William

William is a versatile and energetic musician, having shared the stage and recorded with numerous popular artists. Other performances with: John Mayer, toured with Teena Marie for 5 years,Stevie Wonder, accompanied Mariah Carey at the 2006 Grammy’s, Ludacris on the Jay Leno Show, India Arie, Nine I

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Enzo M.
William is a wonderful trumpet instructor. He’s patient and an expert teacher. My son is learning so much. We can hear the progress already! Thank you.
Tim D.
Great first lesson!
Erice
William is very patient and encouraging. I look forward to more lessons with him!
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Jerry V.

25 Reviews
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  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • B.M., trumpet performance from Peabody Conservatory of Music
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Jerry V.

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I am a classically trained trumpet player and teacher. My approach to teaching trumpet focuses on building a strong foundation of good sound production and technique. I have a holistic approach to teaching, instilling in my students the fundamentals of music theory, ear training, and listening.

About Jerry

Jerry is a graduate of Peabody Conservatory of Music, where he received his Bachelor’s degree in trumpet performance. He also attended the Juilliard School in New York for graduate studies, where he studied trumpet with the virtuoso trumpet player and world-renowned Gerard Schwarz. He has also stud

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Alberto
Super friendly, wise, and incredible at working on what you want to work on. I personally have grown so much as a trumpet player and musician in general since starting my lessons with him. Couldn't recommend a better teacher!
Leonard
Listens carefully, corrects and teaches, performs examples. All around very good. Very happy with the lessons
Lingling S.
Jerry is very professional and nice! My son is 7 years old and he is a beginner. He told me he wanted to learn trumpet last year because he read a book. I feel lucky to have found Jerry. My son likes the trumpet class and looks forward to having the class every week. And I can see his progress.
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Brennan J.

3 Reviews
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  • Teaching since 2010
  • Awarded 2018 BMI David N. Baker Jazz Composition Award from BMI/Indiana University Jacobs School of Music
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Brennan J.

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Students can expect focused instruction in all aspects of trumpet playing from an experienced trumpet doubler, including different styles, common trumpet doubles (cornet and flugelhorn), and fundamental techniques.

About Brennan

Hi! I am a multi-instrumentalist professional musician and composer/arranger and I am capable and happy to teach all levels of students anything they would like to know or improve on. I specialize in low brass, especially bass trombone and euphonium, but I can teach all brass instruments (trumpet,

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Darin
It was fun and good!
Kai P.
Brennan was very knowledgable and helpful. My teenage son was very happy with his lesson. He really likes him and his teaching style. We are so happy we found such a good fit!

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"Bobby is a great teacher. He analyzes the needs of the student very well and he is very patient while correcting and guiding the student. I highly recommend taking lessons from him!"
Filiz
Took Trumpet lessons from Bobby S.
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"Before our appointment he kept great email contact to ensure everything will go well. He was patient. He was on time! Very professional edict. Sent a follow up email with breathing exercises, sheet music, and books to buy for the next lesson that was very affordable. We are looking forward to the next session."
Troy
Took Trumpet lessons from Justin B.
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"I have known Vinnie for 35 years in the world of music. He is a colleague that I hold in the highest regard. I have had the great pleasure of performing alongside him in a number of different situations. As a sideman we have performed music on an extremely high level, everything from Jazz Standards, originals, to Weather Report etc. Vinnie's abilities as trumpeter and educator are tremendous, world class all across the board. He is great reader and his improvisation is of the highest order, creative, inventive, with thematic development and harmonic depth in the single line."
Peter
Took Trumpet lessons from Vincent C.
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"Justin is one of the most helpful trumpet teachers I have ever had. He adjusts the level of lessons in order to make them both challenging and enjoyable. He makes sure that I have a solid foundation and continue to practice scales and basic techniques. He also demonstrates how I should play certain pieces and what they should sound like, rather than simply telling me, which I find very helpful when learning."
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Took Trumpet lessons from Justin B.
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Took Trumpet lessons from David R.
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"I'm really enjoying lessons with Vincent! I played trumpet for years in high school and college, and I have just gotten back into it. He's helped me develop my embouchure better and improved my technique. He's easy to work with, too. Looking forward to more lessons with him!"
Emily
Took Trumpet lessons from Vincent C.
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"Andrew Giska is an immensely knowledgeable instructor with the education and drive to support him. With being extremely experienced, Andrew is someone who can aid a wide range of subjects, from just starting out to experienced trumpeters. Additionally, Andrew is personable and kind, and will never say anything negative to his students. He is nothing but encouraging, and his talent with the trumpet shows that his students are in the right hands. I would recommend Andrew to anyone trying to improve their playing techniques because he is educated, talented, and humble."
Olivia
Took Trumpet lessons from Andrew G.
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"The lesson was much much better then expected!"
Shiya
Took Trumpet lessons from Bobby S.
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"Troy is a lifesaver! It didn’t take him long at all to get to know my son and help him learn foundational trumpet skills. This is the boost that my son needed!"
Brandon
Took Trumpet lessons from Troy S.
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"I think we're off to a strong start. Dustin focused right in on exactly the kind of guidance and feedback that is needed. I think he is going to be a really effective teacher for my son."
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Private Trumpet Lessons Near You

Perhaps the most celebratory of all instruments, the trumpet is often heard in sporting events, school assemblies, and patriotic music. However cheerful, the trumpet is also used in somber military ceremonies with the playing of Taps. 

Apart from its place in pomp and circumstance, the trumpet is quite versatile. It covers the highest register of all brass instruments and plays an important role in orchestras and bands around the world. It's used in a range of musical genres from classical concertos to modern jazz, swing, ska, Latin, and pop. 

The trumpet's ability to produce a deeply striking tone has allowed it to play a major role in the history of music. It's one of the oldest instruments, and the trumpet's ancestors (ancient horns) can be traced back thousands of year

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s. Need more reasons to learn the trumpet? Let’s go over some of the benefits of playing this remarkable instrument.

Why Learn to Play Trumpet?

When you think of famous jazz era musicians, trumpet players mostly come to mind — Louis Armstrong, Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis, and Chet Baker, to name a few. One of the best ways to become the star of a musical show is to learn trumpet! 

It's one of the loudest instruments in any orchestra or band. So it often carries the melody, which means trumpeters get to play the bits of songs that inspire audiences to sing along. Playing the trumpet not only puts you in the spotlight, it also imparts lots of health benefits. 

Creating the signature buzzing tone of the trumpet requires immense lung capacity and core strength. As a result, playing trumpet improves your breathing and posture, which are both fantastic for your health.

Topics You'll Learn in Trumpet Classes Near You

If you've decided to learn trumpet, you'll pick up new skills and advance more quickly by studying with a private teacher. When taking private trumpet lessons near you, you'll benefit from having an instructor's undivided attention and receiving immediate feedback. 

Attending lessons customized to your individual interests and goals will keep you inspired and motivated to learn. Your trumpet teacher will also work with your unique learning style and musical background, while focusing on the genre that excites you the most. 

With a private teacher, no two trumpet lessons are exactly the same. For example, trumpet lessons for kids differ greatly from trumpet lessons for adults. So whether you're brand new to the trumpet or nearing professional playing, you'll overcome challenges and continue to make new discoveries with every lesson. Below, you’ll find a bit of what you’ll cover at each level. 

Sample Curriculum in Trumpet Lessons for Beginners

Lessons on how to play trumpet for beginners are appropriate for aspiring musicians without any previous experience with the instrument. In trumpet lessons for beginners, you'll learn all the basic skills needed to get started and play simple melodies. At this level, your teacher will likely cover the following topics:

  • Trumpet care, assembly, and anatomy
  • How to hold your trumpet
  • Proper embouchure (mouth position)
  • Introduction to buzzing
  • Developing a tone
  • Mouthpiece exercises
  • Fingering and playing your first scale
  • Introduction to music theory
  • Breathing exercises

Sample Curriculum for Intermediate Trumpet Lessons

Intermediate trumpet lessons are designed to further develop and build upon your basic skills. You'll learn more advanced techniques and new exercises to take your trumpeting abilities to the next level. Lessons at this stage often cover the following topics:

  • Note bending
  • Lengthening notes
  • Slurs
  • Reading more advanced notation
  • Lip strengthening exercises
  • Lip and finger flexibility
  • Chromatic studies
  • Arpeggios

Sample Curriculum for Advanced Trumpet Lessons

In advanced trumpet lessons, you're quickly approaching professional-level playing. You'll begin to develop your own personal style while increasing control of tone. With a private teacher, you'll learn the following:

  • Dynamics
  • Complex rhythms
  • Jazz phrasing
  • Improvisation
  • Soloing
  • Tonguing
  • Range expansion
  • Performance and audition preparation

How to Find the Best Trumpet Teachers Near You

When you're ready to learn to play trumpet, you'll need to find a teacher who is a good match for your needs. A quick search here at TakeLessons will provide a list of qualified instructors offering trumpet classes near you. 

In our directory, you'll find dozens of highly reviewed teachers with impressive credentials and experience. Many of them are also available online too, so if you have a unique schedule or prefer to learn from the comfort of your home, you’ll be in good hands. 

If you need assistance booking lessons, feel free to reach out to our friendly staff of student support specialists who can help pair you with the perfect teacher. Whether you're on your way to becoming the next Miles Davis or are planning to try out for your school band, signing up for lessons with a private trumpet teacher will put you on the fast track to musical mastery.

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