Chris Heldt

Chris H.

Keller, TX
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Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I have a wealth of experience as a trumpeter and music teacher, and hold three degrees in music: DMA from Univ. of Georgia, MM from UT-Austin, and BM from N. Dakota State Univ. I am trained mostly in and play primarily "classical" trumpet, but have experience performing and teaching jazz and pop/commercial styles. Working with kids and adults on music is enjoyable and fulfilling, and I strive to help students as much as possible.
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Chris delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 7 to 80 and special needs

Teaching since:

My name is Chris, and I have been playing trumpet for over twenty years. I grew up in the TX public schools and was a two time TMEA All-State Musician. I hold three degrees in music from accredited universities: DMA at UGA, MM at UT-Austin, BM at NDSU.
I enjoy teaching and helping others, and have a patient, kind approach to working with people. Music is a wonderful gift that we can all share in, and I am happy to pass on what I have gained from my musical experiences.


Doctor of Musical Arts
Aug 2012 - Dec 2017
University of Georgia
Master of Music
Aug 2009 - May 2011
University of Texas-Austin
Bachelor of Music
Aug 2005 - Dec 2008
North Dakota State University


Fluent / Native Proficiency


International Trumpet Guild
Aug 1998

The International Trumpet Guild is a non-profit organization founded in 1975 to promote communications among trumpet players around the world and to improve the artistic level of performance, teaching, and literature associated with the trumpet.

Photos & Videos

Live video from Spring '16. Mvt. 3 of Fitzgerald's Italian Suite (arr. Heldt). Music from the song “Non posso disperar" by De Luca.
Photo by Chris H.

An excerpt from a live performance of David Howard Pettit's Festival Prelude on Thaxted. Chris Heldt (Trumpet) and Steven Branyon (Organ).

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Rhys B. Aug 29, 2018
Trumpet · In home

My son is a high school senior taking lessons from Dr. Heldt. The lesson went very well. My son is very happy to have such a kind and experienced teacher. So glad we found him!

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