Brass Lessons in Rochester, MN

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Learn Brass with Us

At Rochester Academy of Music, 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.

We help students master the trumpet, trombone, tuba, french horn and baritone. Our brass instructors are dedicated to helping you achieve your musical goals, whether you are preparing for a school band audition, competing for a prestigious award, or just looking to improve your own skills

Our Approach to Brass Lessons

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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 Rochester Academy of Music, we teach a variety of brass instruments – including trumpet, tuba, 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. Rochester Academy of Music’s 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 Rochester Academy of Music, 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 Rochester Academy of Music.

We Care About Your Musical Interests

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. Rochester Academy of Music 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 Rochester Academy of Music.

Our Brass Teachers

Our brass faculty have received their musical education from such prestigious institutions all over the country. Some have toured the US and Europe, and bring over 25 years of professional performance and teaching experience to your lessons.

We offer a variety of plans to fit your schedule & budget

Weekly

30 min

$140

Monthly

Great for learning the basics and building strong foundations.

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Weekly

60 min

$280

Monthly

Longer lessons, great for motivated musicians.

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What you can expect

Tell us about your musical goals.

Match with one of our expert instructors.

Play music! Parents get progress reports.

Frequently Asked Questions

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What Is the Minimum Age to Begin Brass Lessons at Rochester Academy of Music?

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 begin brass lessons for the trumpet, trombone at the age of 7. At this point, we’ve found that students have the necessary skills to acquire the knowledge that will support playing an instrument.

Do I Need Any Prior Experience?

Brass instruments are complicated, but with the right support, anyone can learn to play the trumpet, trombone, french horn, and more. There’s no need to be nervous about getting started or striving for an ambitious goal – we welcome musicians of all backgrounds and skill levels.

What Styles of Music Can I Learn?

Rochester Academy of Music teachers have such unique experiences to share with our students, there are no limits to the styles of brass music that we can teach. Whatever style of music you may be interested in, our brass teachers can guide you through an insightful and empowering journey of music education. 

What Materials Will I Need?

Our lesson plans for brass students are personally tailored to the student and their goals. Once your teacher has gotten to know you and your preferences, they will provide you with a comprehensive list of materials, books, and online resources that will support your musical journey. 

Is Brass the Right Fit for Me?

Our brass teachers can help you find the perfect fit for an instrument when you get started at Rochester Academy of Music. Whether you are interested in the trumpet, trombone, tuba, french horn, or baritone our instructors can answer any questions you may have and help you make the right decision for you.

Why Come to Rochester Academy of Music for Brass Lessons?

There are many choices for brass lessons in Rochester, MN, but none offer the same level of opportunity and commitment from instructors.
Our personal, tailored approach to student music education supports student and/or parent goals. You’ll also benefit from the guidance of highly skilled musicians.

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Guitar

We love Rochester!

It is a great Music School, My daughter and I enjoyed all classes 🙂

— Kelly

Violin

So glad we found you!

My daughter started learning the violin. Her teacher is great with children, she loves her lessons! I am glad we found the academy.

— Shahriar

Incredible Staff

Very professional and heart-warming staff! Thank you for the great times we spend at your school! Highly recommended place and teacher(s)!

— Jessica

Great instruction!

I enjoy the lessons and appreciate the time that my instructor will take to explain a musical technique or concept that I do not understand.

— Paul