Group Trumpet

Introductory Level

OVERVIEW & PURPOSE

This class is for students that have never played before. It will overview the instrument and give students an opportunity to learn the basics. From here, they can progress to higher levels of study.

EDUCATION STANDARDS

This course is part of a series of ongoing classes offered continuously in consecutive sessions, semester after semester. The idea is to start in an introductory group and then proceed to ongoing group lessons. In this into level, group students will these skills:

  • Caring for and assembling the instrument
  • Forming the Embouchure
  • Producing the first tone
  • Practice guidance
  • Learning basic tunes

CLASS DESCRIPTION

Get your start on trumpet! Learn to play basic tunes and gain aptitude so that you can learn to play in a band.


Level 2 – for second year students

OVERVIEW & PURPOSE

This class is for students that have had at least one year of music in their schools. It will continue with trumpet for those who have some experience. From here, they can progress to higher levels of study.

EDUCATION STANDARDS

This course is part of a series of ongoing classes offered continuously in consecutive sessions, semester after semester. The idea is to start in an introductory group and then proceed to ongoing group lessons. In this into level, group students will these skills:

  • Continuing skill building on Trumpet for players with some experience
  • Learning repertoire appropriate for a second year of study

CLASS DESCRIPTION

Continue your trumpet studies online with this small group! This format will allow you to continue to grow your skills even while school is all online. The small group size of 4-6 students will allow you to get individualized help and grow friendships with other trumpet players.

ENROLL

*TUITION DETAILS

That this is the price for  a small group of 4-6 students for 10 weeks of 30 minute lessons.

Tuition does not include required materials, which need to be purchased separately by each student. See “Required Materials” section in the right hand column.

After the initial 10 weeks:

  • The class will have the option to continue with a new and longer enrollment period
  • For the continuation, if the class size changes, or the duration of the class increases, the rates will change accordingly.
  • We are a music school and after the 10 week initial period is completed, we move students over to longer term enrollments that include annual performance events.
    • Longer courses move to a monthly payment plan where the total tuition for the term is divided into equal monthly payments. Since there are different numbers of Mondays, Tuesdays, etc. in each term, we will wait to quote this total tuition until we know the start and end dates of the enrollment period. Our per class rates can be found here. More details on terms and Events can be found here.

Class Details

Ages: 9 to 18

Tuition: $195 tuition (See “Tuition Details below”)

Intro/Level 1: Thursdays, 4:00-4:30 pm

Level 2: Thursdays, 4:30-5:00 pm

Dates: 10 weeks starting from 9/17/2020 to 11/19/2020 every Thursday

Instructor: Heikki Koskinen

Frequently Asked Questions

Where do I get an instrument?

BUY:

BUY LOCAL: Steve Deutsch Music
BORROW: Some public schools will allow you to check one out while you are enrolled.
RENT: Easy Band Rentals

BORROW: Some public schools will allow you to check one out while you are enrolled.
RENT: Easy Band Rentals

What is the difference between a music stand and an instrument stand?

  • An instrument stand holds your instrument when you are not playing it. This is good to have in class to safely put your instrument down when needed.
  • A music stand holds your sheet music (paper book)

Course Requirements

Students are expected to be punctual in/and attending all classes and performances.
There is a minimum practice requirement of 20 mins a day, 5 days a week.
Students need to adopt a growth mindset and follow the respectful online conduct.

REQUIRED MATERIALS

  • Instrument (optional: instrument stand to place the instrument)
  • Trumpet mouthpiece (suitable for a beginner – easy to find – usually included)
  • Accessories (valve oil, tuning slide grease, cleaning brushes)
  • Internet access (connecting your device directly to your ethernet will provide the most reliable connection for online study)
  • 2 devices for each class: one to use as a camera for zoom, another to play backing tracks mid lesson. 
  • Music Stand to hold printed copies of music. 
  • Accent on Achievement Book 1 for your specific instrument for Level 1 classes. For level two, buy the Level 2 version of Accent on Achievement for your specific instrument. We suggest buying a paper and a digital copy (if an ebook is available) of the book as the digital copies have the audio tracks that accompany each piece.

Instructor, Heikki Koskinen

Heikki Koskinen has over 40 years of teaching experience on all levels. He studied music at the renowned Berklee College of Music in Boston. He was selected Finland’s #1 Jazz Trumpet Player in 1975-76, and has received several Finnish grants for composing music. He has recorded several feature albums and has participated in many professional recordings. Other credits include conducting the LASER ORCHESTRA for multimedia performances at San Francisco State University, scoring music for several independent films, and conducting the ASCAP 33 piece studio orchestra in Hollywood.