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Trumpet Lessons Chester

Hi everyone, My name is Peter & I'm a professional Trumpet teacher based in Chester offering high quality trumpet lessons for students of all ages in a wide range of styles and genres. I like to build my lessons around the goals and interests that my students have and we can then try to achieve those goals through exciting lessons that you can enjoy and easily understand. I will build our lesson plan together making sure we keep in mind the direction that you want to learn in.

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Peter McDonough - Professional Trumpet Teacher

Trumpet Lessons Chester Teacher - Peter McDonough
My Mission

All Styles

Along with the versatility to teach all brass instruments and music theory to an advanced standard, I have a range of teaching experience encompassing all abilities and ages. I think it's important that we cover the styles and genres that you enjoy learning. Because of this, I will make sure we build the lessons around what you want to learn and in a style that you enjoy and feel comfortable with.

My tuition style is very student focussed, as well as building the lessons around you I also like to make sure my lessons are easy to understand and are taken at a pace that you feel comfortable with. I think that every learner is different and depending on your age, experience level I will always adapt my teaching style to make sure you feel comfortable while learning. This is an essential part of learning anything in my opinion.


Mobile Teacher, Chester

Trumpet Teacher

Peter McDonough
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My Lessons

Online Lessons Available

I can offer lessons online, at your home (at a very small cost depending on your location), or a mixture of both – some aspects are often better to teach in person! I feel that both of these options are great because you can learn from an environment that is comfortable. I think feeling comfortable is very important when learning anything new and generally promotes fast progress with what you're learning.

I also hold a valid Enhanced DBS certificate and membership of the ISM. I'm also a very approachable teacher and understand that theres no such thing as a silly question. If you have any questions at all about learning to play the trumpet I will always try my best to make sure you get in depth answers that are easy to understand. I think attention to detail is essential when carrying out lessons but I also never lose track of bringing enjoyment while learning.


£17.50 per 1/2 hour
£30 per hour

Lessons are pay-as-you-go, weekly, fortnightly or as suits you.

Beginners & Advanced Students Welcome

I welcome both beginner and advanced students & will always make a lesson plan that suits your learning style, age and ability level.

Lesson Focus
Beginners Welcome

I welcome beginner students to take my lessons.

My Experience as a Teacher

My current work includes teaching brass and theory students at Weaverham High School in Cheshire, as well as directing their school concert band.

In addition to my further brass teaching positions with Tameside Tutors and Rubato Music Centre, I also direct Eccles Youth Band, a project I began developing in October 2017 as a then established member of Eccles Borough Band to promote the learning of brass instruments in the area.

Their first performance followed in April 2018, sharing the stage with the senior band at Eccles Town Hall, with both pieces performed being arrangements I had made to suit the abilities of the individual players of the ensemble. I have also worked with the renowned Foden’s Youth Band and twice as a guest tutor for the RNCM Young Middle Brass scheme in 2019, leading an interactive group warm-up for the 15-20 pupils involved and conducting the ensemble in rehearsals and subsequent concerts.

Lessons Focus
Advanced Students Welcome

I also welcome more experienced students to take my lessons.

More About My Lessons

After a half-price first lesson, I will quickly tailor sessions to best suit each student’s character, needs and interests, putting their enjoyment at the centre of every lesson with a lively and enthusiastic approach. Whether they would like to solely pursue graded exams or simply play for fun, I will always aim to achieve a wider, lasting musical understanding that benefits the student’s overall development. In addition to my euphonium, for trombone students, I also own a trombone, which I find is often helpful for slide demonstrations in specific lessons.

I have recently graduated from the Royal Northern College of Music, having completed an intensive 3 year (normally 4 years) Bachelor of Music with Honours degree and an intensive 1 year (normally 2 years) Master of Music degree. This included an instrumental teaching elective, involving further experience as a brass teacher at a nearby secondary school, sessions on safeguarding, curriculum design, and a variety of teaching techniques, culminating in a comprehensive final portfolio and an assessment of my teaching performance that ultimately resulted as my highest contribution towards my attaining of an overall Distinction.

Since beginning my studies at the RNCM, I have also performed across the UK and Europe, competing with its finest young brass players in the process and sharing the stage with several of its most renowned ensembles. In March 2019, I was one of four finalists in the Young Brass Award, with the event, live-streamed worldwide and accompanied by the then National Champion Band of Great Britain, Foden’s Band. I was also selected as the only UK semi-finalist in the 2018 EBBA European Soloist Competition, held in Utrecht. I am currently the principal euphonium of Rainford Band, having previously performed as principal euphonium of Eccles Borough Band, RNCM Brass Band, European Youth Brass Band 2017, and the National Youth Brass Band and Wind Orchestra of Wales.

Teacher Tips
Music Shops

Music shops in the local area

Music Shops in Chester

There are a couple of options in the Chester area when it comes to music shops. If you're looking for more options for Brass players then I'd recommend travelling further. .

Dawsons Music & Sound, is a well know shop all over the UK, they stock a huge range of instruments, sheet music and equipment. They also have a great online store. Dawsons stock both brass and woodwind instruments as well. You can find them at 30 Pepper St, Chester CH1 1DF.

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I can help you to

I'm an experienced player who can help nurture your playing and help you hit the levels that you've always wanted to reach. My lessons are always built around my students musical tastes and goals and I will make sure I build an in depth lesson plan for us to follow. I can teach different styles, theory, exams, song writing and much more. To find out more about my lessons, feel free to send me an email.

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Frequently Asked Questions

My lessons are charged at £17.50 per half hour and £30 per hour for all students.

I offer both mobile lessons where I travel to you and online lessons where you also learn from your own home. The choice is yours.

I teach students of all ability levels and ages how to play the trumpet.

I believe that weekly or fortnightly lessons are by far the best way to improve your playing.

Lessons cancelled with less than 48 hours notice will still be charged full price.

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Mobile Teacher, Chester
Teaching Space
I offer both mobile and online lessons which are both taken from your own home. I believe this is important because it means that students can learn from a familiar environment that they are comfortable with. .
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Trumpet Teacher

Peter McDonough
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