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The trumpet originated in around 1500 BC and would have been used in hunting and battles. The modern trumpet features in orchestras, jazz bands, wind bands, pop, soul and much, much more. It has a cutting sound and often sits at the top of the musical pyramid.

Learning to play the trumpet

You can learn the trumpet in individual lessons or in small groups. Group lessons can either be all on the same instrument or in a mixed brass session. You will learn how to hold the instrument, good technique, and how to control your breathing and your tongue.

  • Benefits of learning the trumpet

    Learning the trumpet can improve your memory and concentration. The strength and skill required for this instrument will help to develop coordination. You can learn a whole range of musical styles. Plus, playing brass instruments improves breathing technique and can give players lungs as efficient as athletes

  • Is it the right instrument for me?

    If you are looking for a versatile instrument and want to play with others then this could be the instrument for you. Playing a brass instrument will give you lots of ensemble opportunities and is extremely sociable. Brass players also get all the best bits in film music; they get the big tunes and all the glory; think Star Wars, Superman, Avengers, James Bond etc. Listen out for a brass instrument next time you are watching your favourite film!


You can start to learn the trumpet in our low cost group lessons.

Find a trumpet lesson

Lessons are available in schools or at music centres after school and at weekends.

Hire a trumpet

There’s no need to invest in an instrument as a beginner – you can hire one from us to play at home.


If you got a trumpet, get on your feet, brother, and blow it!

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Nick Cave

Registering for lessons

Lessons can take place in most schools during the school day or in our music centres across Berkshire. You can choose from group or individual lessons for any instrument. Once you have registered, our team will be in touch with options for lesson times to suit you.

Register here

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