At the Omaha School of Music and Dance, our brass lessons include private trumpet lessons, french horn lessons, trombone lessons and tuba lessons. Students for these instruments usually are ages 9 or older as they need to have developed a greater lung capacity and in the case of the tuba need to be big enough to hold the instrument. Our brass teachers have university or college degrees in music and perform in everything from marching bands to local orchestras. We can help students enhance their skills for their school band program or develop advanced skills to become soloists or to play with larger orchestras and ensembles. Our students who take lessons often make it into the All-State Honor Band as well as several other area honor bands. Lessons are offered in 30 minute, 45 minute, and 1 hour lengths. Due to the nature of these lessons and the level of difficulty and individual attention that is typically required, all of our brass lessons are only offered as a private session. This entails a weekly one on one lesson that includes private instruction.
The majority of our current brass students use lessons as a great way to prepare for marching bands, band testing and to work on more challenging arrangements. Often an important aspect of mastering a brass instrument is building up the stamina and learning the proper techniques to do so efficiently and safely. Our instructors have been playing, teaching, and performing for years across the Midwest and are always eager and excited to share their wealth of knowledge with brass players of all ages.
Interesting Fact: A trumpet may seem short and compact when compared to larger brass instruments, such as the trombone, but this small instrument contains roughly 6 1/2 feet of tubing. That’s taller than the average human being, yet the instrument can fit comfortably in your hands.