My first trumpet was a Holton T602. These old horns can be bought on eBay today for anywhere between $60 and $150, depending on quality. I believe my mother had purchased the instrument for about $20 at a garage sale. Sure, it had a dented… Read More »Are Trumpets From Top Retailers Like Walmart, Target, and eBay Good?
Kyle is a trumpeter living and working in the Nashville, TN area. He holds a bachelors degree in trumpet performance from the University of North Dakota and has recently finished his Masters of Music degree from Belmont University. Apart from various performing commitments, Kyle maintains an active teaching studio and provides coaching and masterclasses for schools in the Nashville area. Additionally, Kyle is an adjunct instructor in the music theory department at Middle Tennessee State University. More about him at https://www.kylematthees.com/about
What mouthpiece should I play? This is one of the most asked questions by trumpet players of all levels. For many experienced players, the quest for the perfect mouthpiece leads them only to paralysis through over-analysis. They constantly switch between the extremes of mouthpieces without… Read More »Trumpet Mouthpieces – Start Here if You Are a Beginner