Best Trumpet Courses

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Learn to Play the Trumpet: Beginner to Pro Made the Easy Way

Master the art of Trumpet! Cover a year's worth of private lessons in just a few hours and at a fraction of the cost.

Created by MusicProfessor Online Music Lessons - Online Music Lessons


Students: 4620, Price: $49.99

Students: 4620, Price:  Paid


Learning to play the trumpet is incredibly rewarding, but getting started is a challenge. 

That's where MusicProfessor can help you make the most of your practice. Start from opening your case for the first time and progress all the way to playing your first melodies. Master all of the techniques necessary to become a great trumpeter. On the way, you'll also learn music theory and musicianship skills. 

And save money while you study with us! Private lessons are expensive. Each MusicProfessor Trumpet course provides an entire year’s worth of lessons, for a fraction of the cost, and at your own convenience.

Join over 18,000 MusicProfessor students and begin your studies today!


  • Over 140 video lessons
  • Downloadable sheet music
  • Trumpet-specific troubleshooting tips and advice
  • Trumpet equipment recommendations
  • Learn how to clean and maintain your horn
  • Dozens of familiar melodies and songs
  • Technique-building exercises
  • Major scales and scale exercises
  • Music Theory basics, including how to read music

MusicProfessor's curriculum is used in nearly 100 schools and school districts throughout the United States and by more than 18,000 students and music teachers throughout the world. Nowhere else can you find the level of detail and professional instruction of MusicProfessor's curriculum.

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“Compared to other online courses I have tried already I can see that the instructor is very good. Clear explanations. Calm voice that helps me focus on what he's saying. No visual distractions in the video.”

    -Christina Purcell

“The information is very informative and I can see that I am going to learn a lot and be a proficient clarinet player in no time.”

    -Andrew Jordan

“Easy to understand, very knowledgeable as a result I am getting better daily. Thanks!”

    -Rod Rumble


John Holt is Associate Professor of Trumpet and Chair of the Division of Instrumental Studies at the University of North Texas. Holt is also principal trumpet with the Dallas Opera Orchestra, a position he has held since 1989.

The consummate musical artist, Holt has appeared as a soloist with orchestras throughout the United States and Europe. Committed to the advancement of contemporary chamber music in performance, recordings and education, Holt has commissioned, premiered and recorded numerous works since 2003. Trumpet Panoply CD 769 is Holt's seventh solo CD recording with Crystal Records and was released in April of 2011. His six previous solo recordings, all on the Crystal Records label, have received unanimous critical acclaim by industry publications Fanfare, American Record Guide, Instrumentalist, Gramophone and the International Trumpet Guild.

Born in Dallas, TX, Holt began studying trumpet at the age of 12 with Richard Giangiulio, former Principal Trumpet of the Dallas Symphony. He continued his studies at the University of Miami with Gilbert D. Johnson, former Principal Trumpet of the Philadelphia Orchestra. At age 22, Holt performed as Co-Principal Trumpet of the Philharmonic Orchestra of Ft. Lauderdale, under the direction of Emerson Buckley. At age 24, Holt became Principal Trumpet of the Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino in Florence, Italy, Zubin Mehta, music director. While in Italy, Holt had the great privilege of playing under some of the worlds most renowned conductors including: Luciano Berio, Georges Prtre, James Conlon, Gerd Albrecht, Carlos Kleiber, Krzysztof Penderecki, Riccordo Chailly and Carlo Maria Giulini.

At the invitation of artistic director and conductor Nicola Rescigno, Holt became Principal Trumpet of the Dallas Opera Orchestra in 1989. He received distinguished opera service awards in 1999, 2004 and 2009. Holt’s orchestral discography includes numerous recordings with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, The Dallas Opera Orchestra and The Voices of Change. He is a Yamaha Performing Artist, performing on the Yamaha Chicago C trumpet and uses TrumCor mutes, for whom he is a consultant.

This course has been provided by MusicProfessor, an online music education company.

I just love this simple friendly Trumpet Online course

So easy: I Teach---I Play---You Practice--- You get it! You enjoy every moment--- Next Lesson:

Created by Danny Carney - Skilled Teacher for anything he Masters


Students: 65, Price: $19.99

Students: 65, Price:  Paid

Dear Trumpet playing Beginner or Returner 

You are about to go through An amazing experience: Only 23 short Trumpet lessons, and I garauntee you will definitly play the Trumpet and ENJOY!  

How do I teach

My teaching, is simple and clear, no need to know good English. I teach a topic....I demonstrate, by playing for you what I teach... You practice untill you get it... You go to the next lesson. 

How did I structuer the Trumpet playing course?

I created only 23 short videos. YOU DO NOT NEED 30-50-100 LESSONS. With 53 years of Trumpet playing and teaching (since I was 10), I created a simple course starting with the Trumpet foundation, and climbing up to more and more professional playing. You will really enjoy, and you will reach a basic level of a good level of Trumpet playing, with a nice tone, nice technique and enjoyable for your audiance. I do not excpect you to reach a professional level. This really takes many years of studying and practice.    

Simple and clear teaching - BUT... you have to practice.  

Each video lesson includes detailed teaching and demonstration for you to copy and practice.
The lessons are structured gradually, each lesson progressing, based on mastering the previous lessons. You choose when to go to the next lesson. 

Course Price

Udemy offers all courses at a very low reasonable price. Just imagin how much will you pay for private Trumpet lessons? Obviously it is different, but not too much. I recommend: Take the course, then find a teacher. 

Anyone with desire to play the Trumpet can benefit from this course
This course, in a shorter version, has been delivered to hundreds of students worldwide, in the past few years (Not on Udemy).
I learned that students have one thing in common: 
A burning passion for playing the Trumpet. Many of the students used to play the Trumpet as kids, and with this course, they found the way to get back to playing.

Why not just play the Trumpet without learning properly?
Any Trumpet player knows that playing the Trumpet may involve several playing challenges.
The most common are producing a nice rich tone, playing the High register, playing loud and soft, playing fast and short, and Endurance. 
Unfortunately, so many kids start learning with teachers who do not know the professional foundations, what leads to frustration and giving up on playing. 
In this course you get the Trumpet playing FOUNDATIONS: Everything the best Trumpet players do, so that you acquire the skills that will prevent you from encountering any of those challenges.            

why only 23 lessons? 

Beleive me, you do not need more. You will need more if you want to master SheetMusic reading all in all and for Trumpet. and... who on earth has the patience even for 23 lessons?  

Content and Overview

The best way to learn How to play the Trumpet is by Video demonstration. This course is very easy to follow. In each lesson I talk to you and explain, then I show you on my Trumpet, exactly how to do what I teach. 

Following is the sequence of topics:
We begin with learning how the Trumpet works, and go on to the breathing method. Any Wind instrument is about blowing air thru the instrument.

Then we learn and practice playing on the mouthpiece without the Trumpet.

Only when you master the Mouthpiece Buzzing, do we start getting the sounds on the Trumpet, and only after getting a nice rich sound we add the Tongue to start every tone we play. 
This is the basic foundation. 

Now we start producing the tone, playing the scale tones with the fingering, and gradually go to the Low and to the High tones. All in all we get to learn 2.5 Octaves, playing from low G (Sol) to the high C (Do). 

Next we learn the basics of Sheet Music for the Trumpet, and go on to different techniques:

  • Playing fast and short - Double and Triple Staccato

  • Playing the Trill 

  • Playing very quite - Piano 

  • playing Vibrato

  • Playing Legato between notes with the same fingering.

We end the course with recommended daily practice and how to find Trumpet Sheet Music. 

And, you also receive a PDF book with all the material.    

Final thoughts for you 

Trumpet playing, like any other wind instrument, has many levels of playing. You can always tell just by listening, if the player is skilled or not. I guess that if you are here, you want to be above average, to really play nicely. 

Same approach applies to anything we do in life: Work and career, Hobby, Sport, Games and more. My attitude is...
Anything you do, mainly things you love to do, do the best you can and more.
Never compromise for being average
. Only with this attitude you can really enjoy!

I am inviting you to join me in the course, play the Trumpet properly with No. B.S and just ENJOY!    

Danny Carney   

Learn to play trumpet from scratch.

An introduction to Trumpet playing for complete beginners.

Created by Colin Jones - Professional Musician, Author and Tutor.


Students: 20, Price: $19.99

Students: 20, Price:  Paid

"Learn to play trumpet from scratch" is an informative practical guide to playing the trumpet. No musical knowledge is required as the terminology is deliberately non-technical, and the exercises and demonstrations are aimed at those with no prior knowledge. A mixture of the science of playing brass instruments, and practical playing tips, this fun and informative course is an ideal introduction to playing one the of the best musical instruments in the world!

Also included is an introduction to the Trumpet Gym series of exercises, which have been carefully crafted to get new brass players in the best habits, from the very beginning.