Trumpet Lessons

Looking for beginner trumpet lessons?

We offer a range of beginner trumpet lessons through advanced trumpet lessons, both on-site serving Bergen County and Northern New Jersey, or online via Zoom.


Although the smallest member of the brass family, the trumpet boasts the highest register of all the brass instruments. Producing the loudest notes due its high pitch, the trumpet can often be heard over most of the other instruments in the orchestra. Trumpets range in size and pitch from the highest notes of the piccolo trumpet to the lowest pitches of the bass trumpet, making it an extremely popular instrument in a variety of musical genres from classical and marching bands to jazz, funk, rock and pop.

Our beginning trumpet players generally start on a B-flat trumpet, and learn proper playing posture, diaphragmatic breathing techniques, and how the breath works together with the lips to produce sound. In addition, they learn basic scales and how to read music, as they master playing simple songs. As our student-trumpeters continue to grow in skill, they become familiar with a wide range of musical genres and literature.

Our trumpet instructors provide a sound foundation in the fundamentals of playing the trumpet in one-on-one lessons tailored to the student’s individual level and learning style. Highly trained performers with outstanding professional and educational credits, our experienced instructors help our trumpet students develop their musicianship.


Students who learn to play the trumpet notice substantial benefits to learning the instrument. Our beginner lessons help students develop the dexterity and coordination vital to playing the trumpet. Typically, students who play the trumpet have stronger memorization skills, excellent coordination and concentration, and achieve greater academic success. In addition to learning the basics of playing the trumpet, our students learn the fundamentals of sight reading, technique, ear training and music theory.

Because the trumpet can carry the melody of the most tunes, the it can be used in any arrangement. Young trumpeters are often in demand in school ensembles and marching bands. Due its versatility and popularity, the trumpet
offers students of all ages a strong foundation for understanding and appreciating a broad range of musical styles.

As our trumpet students continue to study, they develop increased dexterity and breath control. As an added benefit, the techniques learned in playing trumpet can carry over to learning other members of the trumpet family including piccolo trumpet and bass trumpet, as well as to other brass instruments such as the trombone, tuba, euphonium, baritone horn and french horn.

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Advanced trumpet lessons for students of all ages!

Advanced trumpet students learn how to use various types of mutes to decrease volume and change timbre. Students who are interested in performing contemporary music learn extended techniques such as flutter tonguing, growling, double tonguing, triple tonguing, doodle tongue, glissando, vibrato, as well as the use of plungers, valve combinations, and other ways to alter sound and tone. Our instructors help their advanced students by teaching them more complex music theory, improvisation and composition, and they coach them in preparing for auditions or performances, playing within a group and performing as solo artists.

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Ask us about studying other Brass instruments at The Ridgewood Conservatory

Many trumpeters learn to play other members of the Brass family to broaden their musical repertoire, expand their range, or simply to explore new possibilities. The Ridgewood Conservatory offers private instruction on a variety of other Brass instruments, including trombone, French horn, tuba, euphonium, baritone horn and flugelhorn.

Trumpet lessons are available in all genres, including classical, jazz, funk, rock and pop.

Call 201-676-9915 today
for lessons on trumpet!

Trumpet lessons available for students age 8 – adult.