Trumpet Lessons in Bethesda
The recommended age to start a child in trumpet lessons is 9 years. The trumpet is a brass instrument with terrific sound and it is a great starting point for learning music. Trumpet students focus on embouchure, mouthpiece placement, breathing, and posture to begin their studies with a solid foundation. As players advance in breath control and tone production, they will learn the fundamentals of music and musicianship, including scales, arpeggios, intonation, phrasing, and other instrument-specific techniques. Private trumpet lessons are an excellent supplement to school bands, orchestras, and ensembles, and the advanced student will study orchestral excerpts and solo works! Your trumpet teacher will address practice strategies, issues of endurance and intonation, and will give every student tools for analysis and interpretation. Since the trumpet is one of the most versatile instruments in the brass family, trumpet players can easily progress from jazz and pop to classical and rock. We are proud to have some of the finest trumpet teachers in the Washington Metro area who can help students enhance their skills for their school band program or develop advanced skills for solo repertoire.
Why take Trumpet Lessons with us?
With a large faculty and several teachers per instrument, we can find a teacher that fits each student’s learning style, and his/her musical goals. All students have the opportunity to discuss their individual goals and learning styles with faculty and staff so they are assigned to the trumpet instructor best suited for them.
The International School of Music provides a comprehensive and robust music education. Trumpet instruction is offered in all genres from classical, jazz, pop, rock, to folk, blues, and other genres. Our music lessons are offered to students of all ages & levels in all instruments & voice including piano lessons, violin lessons, guitar lessons, viola lessons, cello lessons, voice/singing lessons, flute lessons, drum lessons and more. Group classes, ensemble/chamber classes, our flute choir, fiddle band, guitar ensembles, string quartets, and early childhood music classes round out the selection of experiences offered.
We offer month to month lessons, so there are no semester minimums. Our flexible scheduling allows us to schedule family members simultaneously to save families hours of driving. Additionally, we offer over 300+ group classes annually, so students can make up any missed lessons.
The most highly qualified trumpet teaching faculty in the Washington metropolitan area
Our trumpet teachers are dedicated to tailoring music lessons to your interests by learning about your personal musical goals and helping you achieve them. Our trumpet instructors are graduates of prestigious institutions and have extensive experience teaching and performing.
Fantastic trumpet performance opportunities
Students interact with peers by participating in performances, festivals, concerts, and masterclasses with faculty and other visiting artists. Recitals, included in the tuition, allow each student to display their achievements. Our trumpet students have unique performance opportunities, such as our Carnegie Hall, NY Honors Recital, our Passport Concert Series, as well as our Ambassador Community performances.
Charting students’ progress through written evaluations
Optional trumpet evaluations contribute to our students’ long term success and ensure that they progress. Optional Certificate/Diploma Programs are offered by ISM both through its own program and by meeting the standards of ABRSM, ASTA, National Piano Guild, NATS, MTNA and many other national organizations.