Trumpet Lessons

Trumpet Lessons

If you’re looking for lessons for a specific instrument, you can go to the teacher database on the main page of the site. Simply, input your postal address into the top search bar, in order to find teachers close to your preferred geographical location. Then, use the dropdown menu to search for what you’re looking for.

A trumpet teacher helping a young student to learn to play.
Our trumpet lessons are tailored to students of all ages and learning abilities.

All Musical Genres Taught

All of the teachers within our teaching community can offer lessons across an expansive range of musical genres and styles including classical, piano, jazz, blues, rock, pop, musical theatre, soul and so much more. If you’re looking for trumpet lessons, after using the database to search for trumpet lessons in your preferred geographical location; look through the list of our trumpet teachers. You can look through their profiles and see what styles and genres they cover as well as what levels and abilities they teach. You can also see if there are any teachers that can teach online via Zoom etc, if you prefer online lessons, or if they offer in person lessons too.

Most trumpet teachers can help with exam prep and working towards grades, but you can also check this out on their profile too if you’re looking to work towards an exam, or are looking for a teacher to help your child work towards a graded exam. It doesn’t have to be predominantly focused on exams however, if you want to learn trumpet for fun, our trumpet teachers can provide fun pieces of music to play if you are keen to learn, but more so for the enjoyment of learning how to play trumpet. This can be discussed with your teacher in order for you to find the best place to start.

Tailored Trumpet Lessons

Lessons can be tailored to you, to exactly what you’re looking for. Whether it’s something very new for you, starting completely from scratch or if you’re looking to pick lessons back up after not playing for a while.

Whether you’re looking for your child to learn a brass instrument for school exams or if it’s something they would like to start learning. Whether you’re looking to work towards graded exams or would like to learn how to play jazz, funk, soul, Motown or whatever genre you’d like to try.

Whether you’d like to learn how to sightread music so you can do exams, become a session musician or play in a band, we’ve got you covered. There are many teachers on here who offer different options suited to what you’re looking for and to what level you’re at, if you’re a beginner, more intermediate or even advanced; our teachers can tailor lessons to help you in achieving your goal, whatever that may be.

Our teachers can help in honing in on what it is you’re looking to do, building a plan towards achieving that goal and then helping you to develop and achieve milestones along the way. There is no age limit, whether you want to start learning at 60 or if you want your child to start learning at 7, our teachers teach a whole range of ages from 5 and upwards.

Whatever your age, level, experience, goal; our teachers can provide assistance in finding what it is exactly you’re looking for.

Trumpet laying on sheet music.
Our teachers help trumpet players develop their technical ability and push their playing onto the next level.
A trumpet student playing with other musicians.

Are you a trumpet teacher?

Join our ever growing community of music teachers with instruments ranging from piano to drums to brass and wind instruments and so much more. As the numbers of students grow, we’re looking to add to our database of trumpet teachers so more people have the chance to learn how to play a brass instrument.

Teachers can either choose to teach in person or online lessons or both, whatever suits you. You can teach from your home, a studio space you may rent or you can choose to travel to your student to teach them.

If you feel that this is something that you would be interested in, please do get in touch to find out more, we’d be happy to help provide more information on how you could become part of our professional platform of fantastic teachers from all over the world! To apply to join our teacher community simply click here.

How Difficult Is It To Play A Brass Instrument, Like A Trumpet?

If you’ve never played a brass instrument before, or any instrument before, it’s really just like the beginning of learning any instrument. It takes you a while to get into the swing of it but once you do, it becomes so much easier!

Brass instruments are very different to learning instruments like a guitar or piano, due to learning how to use the valves and all the notes you can play using the valves, how to breathe and use what’s called your embouchure and also sight reading with a treble clef or a bass clef, if trombone or tuba etc.

If you choose to learn trumpet, your teacher will go over this in more detail but if you’re looking for an initial introduction on how to play a trumpet and get an idea as to whether it’s something you’d like to try, then read further. First of all, there are 3 valves, these are called piston valves and each valve can be used to create different notes, i.e. if you put the first valve down, this could create an F note, the 1st and 2nd valves together would create an E note or if you keep it open with no valves down, this would create a C note.

Some notes also double as another note i.e. the F note could also double as a Bb note or an open C could either be a Middle C or a High C depending on your embouchure. This leads me onto what this term means. An embouchure means using the mouth, lips, tongue and teeth to create a sound when playing a brass instrument such as the trumpet, trombone, tuba etc, anything with a mouth piece, which can have an effect on the tone and quality of sound depending on how an embouchure is formed.

As with any instrument, it takes time, patience and the initiative to practise regularly. If you are consistent with these three elements of success you’ll become a confident trumpeter in no time! 

You learn how to breathe in conjunction with this so you don’t also run out of breath, which can happen if you don’t learn correctly. Once you understand how to breathe correctly when playing the trumpet, you’re much less likely to run out of air but in fact have more power to play big notes, much like singing.

Learning trumpet also goes hand in hand with learning how to sight read. Usually with trumpet, you learn how to read music in the treble clef. You’ll learn how to read notes, rhythms, keys, time signatures, dynamic markings and general notational markings. It seems like a lot, but with learning trumpet, you always start off with the very basics at the beginning.

Your teacher will never drop you in the deep end as it’s such a unique instrument to begin learning. Once you understand how using an embouchure can create sounds, using the valves to create notes, how to read music on sheet music, you’ll be able to play trumpet in no time. Of course, a trumpet isn’t for everyone.

It can be difficult at first, trying to get a sound to come out of the instrument can seem tricky at first, but with any instrument, it takes time, patience and the initiative to practise regularly. You’ll become a confident trumpeter in no time! 

Trumpet Centres in the United Kingdom

Cardiff: Corey Morris is a professional trumpet teacher based in Cardiff. He runs Trumpet Lessons Cardiff, helping students of all learning abilities to progress their trumpet playing.

Chester: Peter McDonough is a professional trumpet teacher based in Chester offering high quality lessons for students of all ages. His lessons are always enjoyable and easy to follow for all. Check him out at Trumpet Lessons Chester.

Harringay: Ed Liebrecht is an experienced trumpet teacher based in Harringay, London. He has been a music teacher for 5 years, and started playing the trumpet at 7. He teaches piano, trumpet and music theory, and just started to teach conducting too.

London: Adina Presman is a professional brass and trumpet teacher based in London, offering high quality trumpet lessons in London via the website Trumpet Lessons London. Her lessons are for all ages and all style.

Southampton: Trumpet Lessons Southampton is a great place to learn to play the trumpet with local teacher Toby Kearns. Toby’s lessons are always interesting for all. He welcomes students of all ages and ability levels to take his lessons.

Swansea: Neil Southgate has many years teaching experience, having started teaching in 2014. This includes schools, private home lessons and as an ensemble tutor. He now offers trumpet lessons in Swansea, to students from beginner levels upwards.

Warrington: Peter McDonough offers trumpet lessons in Warrington. He 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.

Online Trumpet Lessons

Zoom Trumpet Lessons: Corey Morris is a professional Zoom Trumpet teacher offering high quality lessons via Zoom. His lessons are built around the styles that you want to learn and you will always learn at a pace that suits you. He likes to make sure his lessons are always enjoyable whilst maintaining a high quality of tuition for all.

Trumpet Centres in the USA

New York

Yonkers: Rob Stattel is an experienced trumpet teacher offering lessons to students based in and around the Yonkers area of New York. You can find out more about his trumpet lessons by visiting his Trumpet Lessons Yonkers page.