Trumpet Lessons (Ages 8+)
During trumpet lessons, students will learn breath control, proper mouth/embouchure technique and theory as you learn a variety of songs from classical to jazz and swing. Be prepared, the trumpet is a loud instrument, but it is also a lot of fun. Meet our trumpet teachers below or scroll down to find our most frequently asked questions about trumpet lessons.
Ben is a lifelong musician from London, Ontario. He studied Music Education at the University of Western Ontario where he conducted the Western Mustang Band and is currently an occasional teacher for the Thames Valley District School Board after teaching 2 years in the U.K. His primary instrument is trombone and he has played in the Band of the Ceremonial Guard in Ottawa and Queen's Own Rifle's in Toronto, as well as community orchestras in London and Oakville. Ben has also sung in numerous barbershop quartets and choruses and currently sings with London's Forest City Fire. When Ben isn't making or listening to music, he enjoys watching soccer, all things pop culture, board games, and spending time with friends and family. Ben teaches trombone lessons, trumpet lessons, french horn lessons, baritone lessons and tuba lessons.
What Are Your Rates?
We've learned that every music teacher is different, and each has different skills. Some have Masters degrees, while others are still students themselves. For this reason, we've given the teachers the ability to set their own rates when they are hired based on their skills. The rates for trumpet lessons are $20.00 for a 30 minute lesson.
Is 30 Minutes Enough?
For beginners the answer is definitely yes. When you are first learning, you're getting a lot of new, and in some cases, confusing information given to you. The amount of information given in one 30 minute lesson will give you a lot to work on as you practice throughout the week. Practicing is absolutely essential to learning music. As you get to more advanced skills, more time may be necessary if and when your teacher recommends it.
How Long Will It Take To Learn?
We get asked this question a lot. There is no specific date, or number of lessons. It depends on a few things including how often students practice. Although the songs may be very simple, we know we can have students playing at least one short song within 30 days. If you are hoping to play Mozart, it will take more time. But anyone can do it if they want it enough or work hard enough.
What Do I Need To Start?
Students will need a trumpet to learn on. We can provide students with a trumpet to rent or to purchase. The teacher will also provide a lesson book to be purchased at the first lesson. Please avoid purchasing a book before the first lesson in case the book you purchase is different from the book recommended by the teacher. Other accessories may be recommended by the teacher but are not required for learning to play the trumpet.