Trumpet

The trumpet is the smallest of the brass instruments and has the highest sound. It is very versatile: nearly every orchestra needs trumpetists regardless of the genre. The trumpet works as a solo instrument in small functions as well as in symphony orchestras. The trumpet is unbeatable in playing a festive fanfare in all kinds of events, like medal ceremonies.

One of the more challenging parts in playing the trumpet is the sound production. You will learn to create many different sounds using only the three valves of the instrument by controlling your lips, breath, tongue, and – of course – the instrument.

Learning to play the trumpet requires regular practice. The trumpet can challenge you to endlessly develop your skills!

Starting age and purchasing an instrument

You can start playing the trumpet at around age 10 and the smaller pocket trumpet as early as at age 5. The pocket trumpet is basically the same as its “big brother”, but it has been bent into a smaller shape so that a smaller player can hold it closer to their body. As the child’s teeth grow, missing a few teeth will not present an issue in playing the trumpet. As the child grows, it will be easy to switch to a bigger trumpet or even a tuba (the largest of the brass instruments).

Pocket trumpets cost around 350 euros and up. The price range for amateur trumpets is around 400 and 1,000 euros and for professional trumpets upwards of 1,000 euros. Used instruments are often cheaper but can still be of good quality.

 

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Teachers

Alessandro Chiavetta

trumpet
Tampere

Anna-Leena Lumme

trumpet, orchestra conducting
Tampere and Ylöjärvi

Lotte Nyberg

trumpet
Tampere

Jorma Rajala

euphonium, trombone, tuba and trumpet, orchestra conducting
Hämeenkyrö, Tampere and Ylöjärvi

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