Want to learn trumpet, trombone or one of the other brass instruments? How this works:
Our Brass instrument lessons are designed to teach students the fundamentals of technique, note reading, ear training and more. Our teachers can help students explore a variety of musical styles in order to enhance their learning experience, and they are experienced working with beginners through advanced levels. Many parents enroll their child in brass lessons when they are around the age of 9 or 10 and are joining their school band program for the first time.
How do private lessons help students who are in their school band?
We are fortunate to have wonderful band programs in our local schools. In those programs students usually receive a weekly group lesson, but supplementing that experience with a weekly private lesson at our school will be of great benefit to either the beginning or more advanced band student.
Not all of our brass students play in their school’s band; some just want to learn for their own enjoyment, or to play with friends. Some adults want to improve their skills before joining a local community band. Our teachers can help every age and type of student who wants to learn to play a brass instrument.
We care about your musical interests
Loving the music you play is essential to a good learning experience for brass students. That is why our teachers will always strive to help you learn the style and types of music you enjoy. And if you or your child aren’t quite sure what music might be the most enjoyable to learn, our teachers will help you discover it! If the student is in their school band, then lesson time can be split between improving their ability to play that music, plus learning additional music they will enjoy. Whether you’re a nine-year-old taking their first lesson, or an adult student returning to a brass instrument after many years, or if you are already playing in local bands, we’ll develop a plan so that you will achieve your musical goals.
Good technique starts here
While emphasizing the style of music you love is important, good technique is vital to long-term success playing a brass instrument. We will always work to make sure that all of our students are not only enjoying their lessons, but that they are learning the “right” way, and developing the techniques that will lead to a lifetime of success.
High quality brass teachers
Our brass instructors are highly-qualified, have warm personalities and a passion for teaching. Their goal is to help you or your child achieve their dreams of playing the trumpet, trombone, or other brass instrument. We search the entire area for talented teachers who also embody the high values at our school. Most importantly, our instructors strive to adapt their teaching to the approach that will work best for each individual student. Our goal is to hire the best brass teachers in the area. But just as important, our teachers are fun and engaging and always encouraging to their students. We perform professional background checks on all of our instructors before they are allowed to teach at the Music Learning Center.
Frequently Asked Questions
Beginning students can expect to work on reading notes, simple songs and melodies, exercises and some music theory. Our instructors balance musicianship and fun by making sure that each lesson presents a new technical challenge or theory concept, and ends with something enjoyable, such as your favorite riff or song. Our teachers use a variety of method books and will select the one that they think offers the greatest benefit for each individual student.
Our trumpet and trombone instructors are highly-qualified instructors that have warm personalities and have a passion for teaching. Their goal is to come along side you or your child to help them achieve their dreams of playing music.
We search the entire area for the top teachers, who embody the high values at our school. Most importantly, our instructors strive to relate their teaching to each individual student’s learning style.
There is no set answer for how long it takes, but with regular practice, a basic level of playing can be accomplished in a few months. Most of our students take lessons on a long-term basis because they want to be constantly improving and they find the lessons enjoyable.
Yes. Even if you don’t have a musical background, you can ask the teacher for advice on how to help your child practice. By simply monitoring that they are playing the songs and exercises a certain number of times each day, you can help your child achieve steady progress. Many parents will sit in on their child’s lessons on occasion in order to have a better idea of the way a song should sound, or how the student should maintain the correct posture while playing. Though it’s not required, our teachers can help parents be involved with their child’s learning to whatever extent that they are able. Helping the student achieve independence with their at home practice is one of the keys to long term progress.