Trumpet lessons can be an incredibly rewarding practice for students interested in a diversity of genres. The trumpet has a long, storied history dating back to ancient times. Ancient civilizations and cultures from the Egyptians, to the Israelites, to the Chinese, used horns to communicate messages, summon troops into battle, and deliver warnings, in addition to using trumpets for musical expression.
The modern trumpet came about in the early 19th Century but did not develop much of a repertoire in the world of classical music, instead becoming the instrument of choice for both marching bands and jazz musicians. Trumpet lessons will give you the skills to participate in a variety of ensembles. Many genres feature the trumpet, including jazz, blues, rock, reggae, funk, and ska, despite the modern trumpet’s relatively brief history.
Our recommended starting age for the trumpet is eight. The instrument requires a good amount of lung capacity as well as physical strength with the muscles around the mouth. While a younger student could possibly be physically able to play the instrument, this is somewhat rare.
Beginner trumpets, known also as “student” models, are relatively inexpensive and available through many music shops or instrument catalogs. Some music shops can also provide rentals. For the budget-conscious customer, used trumpets are also an option, but it is strongly recommended that the buyer purchase a new mouthpiece. Something to look for with a used trumpet is to be sure that the instrument can be taken apart and put together easily and is relatively free of dents. Our trumpet instructors can also help with the selection of an instrument and all the accessories required to keep it in great condition.
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