Very soon, Trumpetland School will have new professors that will join this new educational online project and will share their knowledge with us, a project that now has more than 9,000 users worldwide.
Be very attentive, because there will be new video lessons of all kinds: technique, solo repertoire, orchestral repertoire, jazz, improvisation… And all in charge of great masters, specialized in their respective musical fields. You won't find a single website that offers you so much!
Here are our new teachers, with the titles of the video lessons and their corresponding publication dates:
Bill is the principal trumpet for the Lyric Opera of Chicago, and soloist for the Grant Park Music Festival Orchestra (in the same city). In addition, he is a Yamaha artist. Bill has previously belonged to other orchestras, and at the same time has an immense career as a teacher, so his video lessons will have a marked orchestral and didactic character.
- August 19, 2019 — Beethoven: Leonore Overtures No. 2 & 3
- September 12, 2019 — Playing in Tune
- October 7, 2019 — Sustaining the Sound Using Whisper Tones (1/2)
- November 7, 2019 — Sustaining the Sound Using Whisper Tones (2/2)
- December 5, 2019 — Five Faculties of Practice
- January 6, 2020 — Wagner: Parsifal
- February 6, 2020 — Wagner: Tannhäuser
- March 5, 2020 — Debussy: Nocturnes (No. 2 - Fêtes)
- April 6, 2020 — Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5 [3rd Trumpet]
- May 4, 2020 — Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier
- May 21, 2020 — Twelve Tone Tips
Stephen is a unique artist. He is not only a performer, but also a composer, artistic director of the interesting Fulcrum Point New Music Project in Chicago, guest artist at numerous festivals around the world, visiting professor at the Northwestern University, and, of course, a Yamaha artist… It’s a real honor to have him as a teacher at Trumpetland School. His video lessons are pure gold. You will see…
- August 22, 2019 — Basic Approach to Practice
- September 19, 2019 — Harmonic Bridges
- October 10, 2019 — Flexibilities
- November 11, 2019 — Tonguing Variations
- December 12, 2019 — The Rules of Vibrato
- January 9, 2020 — How to Practice (1/2): Align Your Body, Your Mind and Your Music
- February 10, 2020 — How to Practice (2/2)
- March 12, 2020 — Basic Approach to Learning and Teaching Our Instrument
- April 9, 2020 — Piccolo Trumpet is Just Another Trumpet
- May 7, 2020 — The Art of Phrasing
David is the principal trumpet of the New York Metropolitan Opera, but also maintains an intense pedagogical activity in places such as Rutgers University, the Juilliard School (where he also studied), the Mannes School… He is one of the greats of the city of New York, without a doubt, and his video lessons will add a lot of value to our school, because he shares knowledge that will help every trumpeter who wants to make a career in the orchestra or as a soloist.
- August 26, 2019 — David Krauss’ Warm Up (1/3): Bending
- September 26, 2019 — David Krauss’ Warm Up (2/3): Flow Studies
- October 24, 2019 — David Krauss’ Warm Up (3/3): Scales
- November 21, 2019 — Can You Lip Trill? (1/2)
- December 16, 2019 — Can You Lip Trill? (2/2)
- January 13, 2020 — How to Maintain a Beautiful Loud Sound (1/2)
- February 13, 2020 — How to Maintain a Beautiful Loud Sound (2/2)
- March 16, 2020 — Deconstructing the Haydn Concerto (1/3)
- April 16, 2020 — Deconstructing the Haydn Concerto (2/3)
- May 11, 2020 — Deconstructing the Haydn Concerto (3/3)
Chad is not only a jazz soloist who continually tours throughout the United States and other countries, but also teaches at DePaul University and the Merit School in Chicago, as well as the University of Wisconsin at Madison. What an ideal person to teach us great things. In his video lessons, he has condensed many interesting aspects that we can work on to take our jazz performance to another level.
- August 29, 2019 — The Creative Metronome Practice (1/2)
- September 30, 2019 — The Creative Metronome Practice (2/2)
- October 28, 2019 — Free Buzzing
- November 28, 2019 — Dominant/Diminished Substitutions
- December 26, 2019 — Beginning Blues Improvisation
- January 27, 2020 — Chord Tones Targeting
- February 20, 2020 — Developing a Rhythmic Language
- March 23, 2020 — Harmonic Arpeggios
- April 23, 2020 — Warm Up by Chad McCullough
Eric is currently a professor at the University of Louisiana, in Monroe, but before that he was a very active freelance trumpeter in the New York area, on Broadway and with all kinds of ensembles, big bands, jazz groups… He is someone who has great interpretive experience, but he is also a great pedagogue, a disciple of the legendary Bill Adam.
- September 2, 2019 — Warm Up on the Leadpipe
- October 3, 2019 — Expanding Flow Studies
- November 4, 2019 — Expanding Clarke No. 1
- December 2, 2019 — Expanding Clarke No. 2
- January 2, 2020 — Expanding Schlossberg
- January 30, 2020 — Basics of the Blues
- March 2, 2020 — Lip Bending for Tone Quality
- March 30, 2020 — Touring and Freelancing
- April 27, 2020 — Developing Language for Improvisation
Michael is a Canadian trumpeter, of Armenian descent, who grew up in Argentina and has been a resident in New York for years. He maintains an agenda full of performances both with his group (The Chabones) and accompanying numerous artists with whom he also tours. From him, we will learn many things related not only to jazz, but to music in general.
- September 5, 2019 — Warm Ups by Michael Sarian
- October 17, 2019 — Cool Downs by Michael Sarian
- November 14, 2019 — Two Essential Exercises
- December 23, 2019 — Breathing, Airflow & Long Tones
- January 23, 2020 — Practicing on Two Mouthpieces
- February 27, 2020 — Balancing Being a Freelance Musician and Having a Day Job
- March 26, 2020 — Finding your Own Voice and Free Improvisation
- April 30, 2020 — Being a Good Bandleader
Joe is often seen on the most prestigious jazz stages in New York City. He is a true phenomenon of bebop. And in Trumpetland, we are lucky to learn not only his technical exercises, but also his way of developing the language of jazz and many interesting things about mutes, of which he is a true specialist.
- September 16, 2019 — Six Magic Notes
- October 21, 2019 — Pecking Exercises
- November 25, 2019 — Choosing the Right Mute (1/3)
- December 30, 2019 — Choosing the Right Mute (2/3)
- February 3, 2020 — Choosing the Right Mute (3/3)
- March 9, 2020 — Jazz Language (1/3): How to Develop
- April 13, 2020 — Jazz Language (2/3): Ideas on Dominant Chords
- May 18, 2020 — Jazz Language (3/3): Implementation
Randy has played in many important concert halls, from Carnegie Hall to the Hollywood Bowl, and has collaborated with famous orchestras such as the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Hong Kong Sinfonietta. But he also has incredible experience as a professor at different universities (currently, at the University of Florida). His video lessons review substantial elements of trumpet technique.
- September 23, 2019 — Embouchure Placement Before Warming Up
- October 31, 2019 — Having a Good Posture for Breathing
- December 9, 2019 — Whisper Tones and Pop Tones
- January 16, 2020 — Working on the Piccolo Trumpet
- February 24, 2020 — Vibrato
- April 2, 2020 — Tonguing
- May 14, 2020 — How to Make a Transcription
In addition to these eight staff teachers of the Trumpetland School, we will have new video lessons from Ernesto Chuliá: three on Enescu’s Légende (a work in which Ernesto, according to Maurice André himself, obtained the best score at the Paris Contest), and five regarding the French trumpet school, in which we will trace the focus of the study of trumpet through the most important French methods: Arban, Franquin, Petit… Something you should not miss!
- September 9, 2019 — Enescu: Légende (1/3)
- October 14, 2019 — Enescu: Légende (2/3)
- November 18, 2019 — Enescu: Légende (3/3)
- December 19, 2019 — The French School (1/5): Sound Emission
- January 20, 2020 — The French School (2/5): Appoggiaturas and Mordents
- February 17, 2020 — The French School (3/5): Portamenti, Intervals and Slurs
- March 19, 2020 — The French School (4/5): Trills
- April 20, 2020 — The French School (5/5): Double & Triple Tonguing
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As you now already know: as of Monday, August 19, be very attentive to the new Trumpetland video lessons. We will see you there! Obtain the knowledge today with just one click away!