Trumpet Lessons for Beginners

Congratulations on choosing the trumpet! To help you get started, we’ve created a video with a series of lessons that will guide you through the basics: assembling and holding the instrument, playing your first notes, and more.

Along with the video, you’ll see a table of contents. In parenthesis are the times that those lessons take place in the video so you can learn at your own pace. Feel free to pause, rewind, and revisit these lessons until you are comfortable performing the things you have learned.

Table of Contents

Introduction and Demonstration (0:00-02:35)

Lesson 1 (2:40)
Assembling the Instrument
Making a Sound

Lesson 2 (3:46)
Parts of the Trumpet
How to Hold a Trumpet

Lesson 3 (5:14)
Reading Your First Notes on the Music Staff

Lesson 4 (7:26)
Cleaning and Sanitizing Your Instrument