Taking band lessons in school? Want to become a great jazz soloist or play professionally in a symphony orchestra setting? At Eagle Rock Music Studio in Los Angeles, trumpet lessons are offered to musicians of all ages and levels. Our trumpet students frequently include young children and adults alike; some aspire to be professionals while others simply study the instrument for recreational fulfillment. If your situation fits either scenario, or if it lies somewhere in the middle, Eagle Rock has something for you that will expand your musical horizons.
The trumpet is one of the world’s oldest instruments, with the earliest models dating back as far as 1500 BC. In the 15th century AD, the trumpet assumed its modern form and today is part of the brass family of instruments. The trumpet has the highest pitch of any instrument in the family.
The trumpet has been in widespread use for centuries, and it continues to be a major component in many forms of music today — it’s a fixture of both classical and jazz. The most famous trumpeters have been jazz musicians who rose to prominence in the first half of the 20th century. Louis Armstrong (born 1901) is the single most important figure in the history of jazz, Dizzy Gillespie (born 1917) became one of jazz’s first trumpet virtuosos and most accomplished improvisers, and Miles Davis (born 1925) is the single greatest recording artist of all time — of any genre.
At Eagle Rock Music Studio, we believe every student should learn something new each time he or she visits us, and that lessons should be fun, engaging, and exciting. Our coursework focuses on technique, tone production, sight-reading, music theory, and improvisation. We also understand that each student has their own goals and learning styles, and that it is important to tailor the lessons to the individual needs of each and every student. As a result, all of our trumpet lessons are private/one-on-one lessons.
We offer two course paths for trumpet players: one for professionals and another for recreation. Practice is extremely important for developing a working proficiency with your instrument (regardless of skill level), but becoming a working professional requires honing these skills under the guidance of an instructor who can identify your goals and help you work towards turning your dreaming into doing. Playing for recreation may eliminate the stress involved in playing competitively, but the same principles of identifying goals and working towards their specific solutions still apply when teaching within this setting.
Eagle Rock Music Studios is located just north of downtown Los Angeles between Glendale and Pasadena. For more information or to set up a lesson, please call us at 323-309-8467.