Trumpet Lessons for Beginners, Intermediates & Advanced

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This trumpet course employs a customizable lesson plan to meet students where they are in their musical capabilities and elevate their skills to meet set goals. This course is taught in weekly 30-minute sessions over the duration of 20 weeks. Open to advanced trumpetiers as well as absolute beginners, this course may include a variety of topics dependent upon learners’ interests and abilities.

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Stillwater, MN
United States

Course Duration
20 Weeks
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42 Years Experience
From: United States
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Veteran teacher and performer. Orchestras
show orchestras
pit orchestras
popular music
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Trumpet Performance
University of Minnesota
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Freelance Trumpet performance, studio recording, teacher
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Prince and the New Power Generation

Course Details

This course begins with a conversation between the student and Instructor Strand to assess the learner’s current skill level and help identify goals for the next five months. Students will have the opportunity to choose from a wide-range of topics including tone production and quality, fingering and articulation, keys and scales practice, style and phrasing, embouchure control, players’ endurance, and pro practice techniques and exercises. Students may also choose to explore genres or styles of music.

As a course designed to accommodate beginners as well as advanced level musicians, there are no required prerequisites before enrollment. Students will need pen and paper for notetaking, and time to commit to the weekly lessons as well as independent practice to ensure a successful completion of this course. As a course for all skill levels, the results of successful completion of this course will be highly individualized to each learner. Students may set personalized milestones with their instructor during the first one-on-one session.

About the Instructor: Steve Strand has performed as a trumpetier since 1978 and is a member of an internationally renowned acappella jazz funk horn section named Hornheads. Strand received his education at the University of Minnesota with a major in Music Performance as well as in Jazz Studies and Composition. Strand has worked to record with many artists including Prince, Baby Face, Mandy Moore, Chaka Khan, The Jonas Brothers, Jordan Pruitt, and more. Commercially, Strand has participated in recording jingles for many companies including BMW, Cadillac, Volvo Superbowl, Borden Foods, Jennie O, Target, Macys, CNN, Kare 11 News, Cellular One, WCCO 4 News, First Bank and others. Strand continues to serve the musical community as a founding member of the Valley Music Academy in Stillwater, MN. Today, he continues to teach in his private studio, as well as to students across the globe in his online trumpet lessons.

The ipassio Edge

Students enrolling for this course on ipassio can be sure that they receive individual attention from the teacher, as the class strength is limited to 1 or 2 students. It also gives teachers the opportunity, to gauge their students progress in depth and make changes whenever and wherever required, to ensure the student gets the maximum out of this course. Since this course is detailed, students get the advantage of learning intricate details about this art form. The limited strength of the class also ensures that there is a strong bond between the students and their teacher clearing out any inhibitions that the student might have. The sustained guidance available from the teacher ensures that the student does not deviate from set goals or targets. Learning from a revered, experienced exponent of this art form, through the long duration of this course, keeps the student inspired and motivated to achieve more.

Course Specific Benefits
  • Breath and embouchure control
  • Finger and articulation technique, tonguing, double, triple
  • Comfort in all keys, modes, scales etc..
  • Melodic interpretation, style and phrasing
  • Improvisation, Jazz and more
  • Range, high register development
  • Endurance
  • Well being and holistic approach to music and life

The students must have a trumpet and be willing to practice and hopefully have fun. The teacher has a lot of material printed that will be shared with the student as and when required. At some times purchase of music or materials may be suggested.

Weekly Schedule

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Mon 12:00 PM - 10:00 PM America/New_York
Tue 12:00 PM - 10:00 PM America/New_York
Wed 12:00 PM - 10:00 PM America/New_York
Thu 12:00 PM - 10:00 PM America/New_York
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How much time should a student enrolling for this course practice everyday?
Students should practice a minimum of 30 minutes every day. If they can devote more time to practice, they will learn better and faster.
What if a student is unable to attend an upcoming class?
The student is required to inform the teacher about his absence from a particular session, two days prior to the class. In such a case, the teacher will reschedule the class and conduct the rescheduled class on or before the end (i.e. Saturday) of the ensuing week or such other time as may be mutually decided between the teacher and the student. In case the student misses to give two days prior notice about his absence to the teacher, then the decision to conduct another class for that student is completely based on teacher’s discretion.
What if the teacher wishes to reschedule a class?
In case the teacher is unavailable for the scheduled class, he/she will inform the students two days prior to the class. The teacher will conduct the rescheduled class on or before the end (i.e. Saturday) of the ensuing week or such other time as may be mutually decided between the teacher and the student.
How long will the teacher take to revert to a query raised after class hours?
The teacher will try to revert back to queries raised after class hours within a 24 hour period.
Can this course be customized?
Yes, this course can be customized based on your goals and objectives.

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