trumpet lessons inner west Sydney

Trumpet Lessons in the Inner West, Sydney

Trumpet Lessons in Sydney’s Inner West

I give trumpet lessons in the Inner West of Sydney. I am based in Petersham. I only do “house-calls” and online lessons. My trumpet students are mostly school students and are in Petersham, Stanmore, Annandale and Marrickville.

My Approach To Trumpet Lessons

Every student is different. Their uniqueness demands a unique approach. Nevertheless, there are fundamentals specific to the trumpet that need to be addressed and these apply to every student of the trumpet.

Why Learn To Play The Trumpet?

The trumpet is an exciting instrument. No other instrument matches its brilliance and effulgence. Whether played in the idiom of jazz, classical or rock, the trumpet’s intensity and brashness is unmatched.

Some Of The Trumpet Greats

Maynard Ferguson (1928 – 2006) was famous for playing in the extreme high register and combining big band jazz with rock music.

Dizzy Gillespie (1917 – 1993) was famous for inventing a new style of jazz called “bebop”, playing with his cheeks puffing out as if he was a bullfrog, and playing a trumpet with a bell that angled up at 45 degrees.

Maurice Andre (1933 – 2012) was famous for his performances of Baroque music and his expertise on the piccolo trumpet.

Where To Start

The longer I teach the trumpet, the bigger fan I become of the AMEB syllabus. “A.M.E.B.” stands for the Australia Music Examinations Board. It’s well structured and well thought out, with excellent resources available. Here is a link to the AMEB’s trumpet page –

https://www.ameb.edu.au/trumpet

If you click on this link (above), you will be able to see for yourself the simple yet well structured and extensive resources available for learning and progressing on the trumpet.

Scales for grade 2 trumpet

To give you an example, here are the seven scales you are required to play to attain grade 2 on the trumpet.

AMEB Trumpet Grade 2 Scales

Get In Touch

For trumpet lesson in the Inner West, Sydney, please get in touch. Just go to my contact page. The link is below…

https://slidemcbride.com/contact-slide-mcbride/