Brass Techniques: Beginner Trumpet Lessons

In this 4 week course students will be moving through breathing, buzzing, and musical techniques to help jump start (or refresh) their trumpet playing ability in tone, stamina, and range.
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year olds


learners per class

per learner - per week

How does aFlexible Schedulecourse work?

No scheduled live video chats
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great if your learner prefers independent pacing or is uncomfortable with live video chat

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Class Experience

Students will learn the main basic skills necessary for a solid brass instrumentalist. They will learn fingering for various notes on the trumpet, how to produce sound from this wind instrument as well as improve their ability to read music and build their personal stamina when playing. Students will work on tonguing "too" vs. a slur attack and will be taught how to read music to help give the cues while playing.
Each week students will be asked to practice the skills taught within the lesson. Improvement is hard to come by when no practicing is done, especially when playing the trumpet. Typically, one page will be assigned and it is suggested for a beginner student to practice at least 15 minutes per day to help improve technique and ability. The assignment pages will be addressed in the course lesson so the student knows how the song should sound when played at the end of the week.
Trumpet, mouthpiece, necessary cleaning supplies for the trumpet, a stand to hold up sheet music or lesson books. 
I will include the lesson pages for the week and upload them on to the classroom site. Any other supplemental material will be loaded there as well (such as fingering charts, theory sheets)
Learners are assessed through observation of skills via recorded video. The instructor will be looking at posture, mouthpiece placement, breath support, tone quality and overall ability to sustain a note and read music.
No live meetings, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.


Shelley K DeCleeneA lifelong learner who loves to instill the love of learning in others
80 total reviews
104 completed classes

About Me

I currently am in my 12th year as a professional educator. I reside in Wisconsin with my family, which include 4 boys! I have been blessed with the ability to teach in both urban and rural areas, big classes (30 students) and small (4 students) as... 
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