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Trumpet Lessons Swansea

My name is Neil Southgate and I am a professional trumpet teacher based in Swansea. I provide online trumpet lessons to any students of all ages (4+) and abilities. No matter what level you're at, these lessons are tailored and designed to help you get to that next step.

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Neil Southgate - Professional Trumpet Teacher

Trumpet Lessons Swansea Teacher - Neil Southgate
My Mission

Professional and Informative Lessons

I have played and taught Trumpet for many years now in a variety of different establishments, such as schools, venues, private home lessons etc. In this time I have worked with students from all different backgrounds and skillsets, which has allowed me to grow and provide well rounded lessons suitable for anyone wanting to learn to play the Trumpet.

I am an active musician who plays and performs regularly with the Soul Skunks Band. I have also graduated with a Masters Level in Musicology from Cardiff University which allows me to provide thorough lessons to the highest level.


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Trumpet Teacher

Neil Southgate
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My Lessons

Lessons cater to all Ages and Abilities

The Trumpet lessons provided are designed and tailored specifically to the student to ensure the most progress is made. Together we will focus on the weak areas, using exercises and by learning songs you enjoy to play which keeps the lessons both informative and fun!

It is my passion to work with students and to help the grow as musicians. I like to try and keep the lessons as relaxed as possible as learning music should be fun and this ensures it's a comfortable environment to work in for both of us.


£17.50 per 1/2 hour

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

All Styles & Genres Covered

Whether this be Rock n Roll, Punk, Jazz, Blues, Pop, Classical; the lessons can provide everything you'll need to be the Trumpet player you've always wanted to be.

Lesson Focus

Beginners to Advanced Welcome

Whether it's your first ever time playing a Trumpet or you're just looking to improve your current skills all are welcome!

My Experience as a Teacher

I have been teaching Trumpet since 2014 and have worked across a wide spread of locations. This includes schools, private home lessons and as an ensemble tutor. As an ensemble tutor I usually work with classes of up to 30 children and provide fun lessons to introduce young children to the Trumpet.

I also work as a Self Employed Peripatetic teacher providing relaxed and fun lessons in schools. The experience gained from working in these different environments has proven invaluable in providing the highest quality lessons possible. I primarily like to teach the Trumpet by actively learning and playing through songs that you enjoy, but also songs which help us develop on specific techniques.

I like to try and maintain an even balance between the Practical side of playing an Instrument but also the theoretical side too as this is just as important in becoming a really solid musician. Some lessons can also involve fun to do exercises that maybe don't require an instrument such as breathing exercises.

Lessons Focus

Developing to the Intermediate/Advanced Level

Covering More Complex Rhythms, Advanced Harmony, Playing Dynamics, High Tempo playing, Solos

More About My Lessons

The lessons are designed to offer well rounded Trumpet lessons not only to help you improve your physical playing ability but to help you improve your general knowledge allowing you to grow as an overall musician. My experience and background allows me to provide comfortable, relaxed Trumpet lessons to any student, no matter age or playing ability they have.

With vast levels of teaching experience both in a Private and School setting, I am confident in my ability to provide you with exercises, tips and tricks and songs to learn that match your style which all lead to the progression you're looking for.

I am friendly and approachable so if you have any questions at all, or are maybe feeling a little nervous booking your first lesson, please don't hesitate to get in touch.

Teacher Tips

Here to Support all your Musical Needs

Whether it's buying your first Trumpet or completing Grade 8, always happy to provide input and advice on all things music!

Music Shops in Swansea

If you're looking to pick up your first Trumpet or upgrade your existing equipment I have put together a short list of a few places you can try.

The Music Shop, located Stall 46, Indoor Market, Neath SA11 1DP. The Music Shop offers a huge selection of Instruments including Brass, Strings, Woodwind, Guitars etc. The local store offers a great selection of instruments for you to choose from suitable for all budgets and levels.

Gear 4 Music, located Kettlestring Ln, Clifton Moor Gate, York YO30 4XF is primarily an online music store that delivers nationally. Here you can find a huge selection of Trumpets, all different sizes and colors along with all the essentials needed to use and maintain your Instrument.

Thomann, is an incredibly reliable online retailer that sells a huge selection of instruments all over the world. Quick international and secure delivery, here is a great place to have a browse for your Trumpet needs.

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I am a passionate musician who is here to help you develop and achieve your Trumpet playing dreams! Whether you're only just getting started or looking to progress on to that next level, get in touch and get started today.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The lessons are offered in half an hour sessions and are £17.50.

While in lockdown and until the Welsh government advises otherwise, all the lessons are taking place online via Zoom or Skype.

My lessons cater for students of all ages (4+). I currently work locally in Primary schools so have experience working with younger children and special needs. I have worked with people from all walks of life all the way through to retirees who are looking to learn a new hobby to pass the time, so no matter what stage you're at, please don't hesitate to get in touch!

No, there is no demand for regular lessons to be had, really it's about what works for you. I do however recommend that around one hour per week does tend to allow for the most consistent and steady progress.

Lessons that are missed by a student are charged the full lesson price. If I am unavailable to give any scheduled lesson, the lesson will be carried forward to another date. If this is not possible, any fee already paid will be used to pay for a future Lesson or be refunded as suits you. Please remember, it is the student's responsibility to inform the me of anything or event that might affect the running of the lesson, such as a school trip, holiday, illness or other absence. Please give at least one weeks’ notice of any known absence and reasonable notice of any unexpected reason that you might not be able to attend a lesson. I will consider each circumstance on its own merit.

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Teaching Space
I do have allocated teaching space at my home address. I am however primarily a mobile tutor who is happy to travel to the students home around the city. I tend to do this included in the standard costs of the lesson within a reasonable distance. I find that people learn best this way being in that familiar and comfortable environment.
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If you're looking to get started, please feel free to get in touch and book your first lesson today!

Trumpet Teacher

Neil Southgate
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