Brass Lessons in Naperville, Illinois
Our Approach to Brass Lessons
At Musical Expressions, we focus on a few key elements of music education when students come to our school for brass lessons. We strive to make it fun, to help students develop strong technical skills, and to completely customize the learning experience to the individual goals of each student.
There are so many brass instruments to choose from – each with their own unique sound and style. If you’re interested in developing new skills or dusting off an old hobby, learning to play a brass instrument could be the perfect fit for you! At Musical Expressions, we offer brass lessons in trumpet, French horn, trombone, and baritone.
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Brass Lessons Should Be Fun!
From classical orchestras to high school marching bands, the brass section plays a leading role in producing dynamic and impactful performances. At Musical Expressions, we teach a variety of brass instruments – including trumpet, baritone, french horn, and trombone – each of which plays a critical role in bringing to life the music we know and love.
Regardless of your specific instrument, one thing is consistent across all of our brass offerings: fun! Simply put, we want all of our students to LOVE their music lessons. Musical Expressions’ experienced staff blends a high standard of music education with a creative, student-focused approach that gives students space to discover and nurture their passion for music – while having fun along the way.
We Emphasize Healthy Technique
We believe mastery of fundamentals is key to providing a strong foundation for a musician’s growth. At Musical Expressions, you’ll learn the key elements of strong brass technique including breath support, voicing, embouchure, articulation, finger technique, and posture. Understanding these necessities will help you maintain control of the tone and quality of your music.
Our lessons offer an enriching, well-rounded music education that pairs fundamentals with a strong foundation in music literacy. From sight reading and ear training to music theory and history, our instructors bring a wealth of knowledge and extensive teaching résumés to foster an optimal student experience at Musical Expressions.
We Care About Your Musical Interests & Goals
We recognize students enter our doors with a variety of musical backgrounds (including none at all!), and our experienced teachers are well-equipped to meet you where you are and help get you where you want to go. Musical Expressions is the place for you!
Do you dream of becoming the next great jazz soloist? Earning a spot in your high school band? Turning a simple intrigue into a hobby? As our teachers get to know your goals, we tailor our lessons accordingly. Both beginner and advanced students will be challenged and inspired on their musical journey at Musical Expressions.
Our Brass Teachers:
We’re passionate about music. We offer an engaging and supportive learning environment where students grow and thrive at their own pace. Students can explore without limitation at Musical Expressions, leveraging our diverse instructional staff who bring their own unique musical backgrounds to every lesson. We can work with you to master diverse styles of music, from salsa to jazz and everything in between.
Bobby Calebaugh Clark
Bobby Calebaugh Clark is a University of Illinois graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Music Education and a minor in Language Arts. Bobby, a Fox Valley native, attended West Aurora
Educated at the Merit Music Conservatory, Sherwood Music Conservatory and Boise State University-Music Education, Chicago-based Trumpeter Augustine
“As a band director and published composer, I was particular in finding a musically-rich studio environment for my son. Well, we found it. Musical Expressions is a bright and cheerful enterprise providing top-notch instruction in a most musician-friendly way.”
“We are very satisfied with Musical Expressions and their teachers. The children love to come to their lessons. They have made a lot of progress within the past 2 years. We will continue to recommend the studio.”
“I have three children studying piano with Yee Seer [See]. She is a great teacher. The children enjoy working with her. She has given them great musical experiences.”
“I love my lessons. As a teen I enjoy the independence and respect Erik [Swanson] gives me and his depth of musical diversity is only surpassed by his technical skill.”
“I love the creative ways different teachers explain the art of music. They make learning fun rather than making it seem like a chore. With Alex, he chooses fun warm ups and songs that you will not only learn from, but enjoy doing.”
What you can expect
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What is the minimum age to start brass lessons at Musical Expressions?
When it comes to brass instruments, it’s important to not only have solid reading and comprehension skills to be successful but also have significant lung capacity. We recommend starting with a brass instrument around age nine. This is the age when we’ve found that students have developed in all the necessary areas to successfully pursue education of a trumpet, trombone, or French horn.
Do I need any prior experience?
We work with students of all experience levels at our Naperville music school, so you can trust that you’ll find someone who can support and challenge you to achieve your musical goals.
What styles of brass can I learn?
We’re proud to employ a diverse, dedicated team of teachers at Musical Expressions – each of whom is able to lean on prior experiences in order to meet the needs of students with a variety of interests and preferences. No matter your preferred musical style or brass instrument of choice, we have the expertise to guide you through an insightful and empowering journey of music education.
What books will I need?
We pride ourselves on personalizing the music education offered to our students through brass lessons. Once your teacher has gotten to know you – your experience, your tastes, and your goals – he or she will provide you with a comprehensive list of books, online resources, and other materials that will support your musical goals.
Is brass the right fit for me?
Deciding what instrument is the right fit for you can be a tough decision. With the help of our experienced teachers, you can learn what brass instruments will entail and determine whether or not the trumpet, French horn, trombone, or baritone is something you’d like to explore. Our teachers are happy to answer your questions and give you all the information you need to make an informed decision as to whether brass instruments are right for you.
Why come to Musical Expressions for brass lessons?
When looking for brass lessons in the Naperville area, you have choices. Musical Expressions has a long history of happy and talented musicians who’ve participated in our programs over the years. We’re proud of our approach to music education and believe that is the key to making us stand apart from other music schools in the area.
We adopt a student-driven approach to ensure that you control the pace, direction, and goals of your music education journey. You can direct your experience, knowing that you have the support and coaching of an experienced musician with you every step of the way.
We also strive to facilitate an engaging environment where you can explore different types and styles of music and find what suits you best.
Ready to begin brass lessons in Naperville?
If playing a brass instrument is something you’re excited about, consider brass lessons at Musical Expressions. Our talented and experienced teachers are ready to help you find your sound. Contact us today to schedule your brass lessons.
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