Brass Music Lessons in Schaumburg, Illinois

Our Approach to Brass Lessons

We’ve trained many successful musicians in a number of different disciplines by adhering to a very strategic approach. Above all, we strive to facilitate a fun and enjoyable environment for learning. We create this by developing sound technique and then tailoring the remainder of your music education to your personal preferences and goals.

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 Schaumburg Music Academy, 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. Schaumburg Music Academy’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 Schaumburg Music Academy, 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 Schaumburg Music Academy.

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. Schaumburg Music Academy 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 Schaumburg Music Academy.

Brass instruments have such a unique sound that many students come to Schaumburg Music Academy specifically to master the trombone, trumpet, or euphonium. Not only does learning to play an instrument challenge your mind, but there are key physical benefits to playing a brass instrument as well. Our brass instructors are dedicated to helping you achieve your musical goals, whether you are preparing for a school band audition or competing for a prestigious award.

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Our teachers are focused on helping students build a strong foundation upon which you can truly excel. With a wide variety of experiences to share, our teaching staff can help you explore new instruments and find your personal sound. You can master one or many different types and styles of music with the support and expertise of our team.

JT Butcher

JT Butcher

Brass, Piano, Percussion

Hello everyone! My name is JT Butcher and I am a sophomore at Elgin Community College studying music education. I went to Dundee Crown high school and graduated in 2019. I plan

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Frequently Asked Questions About Brass Lessons

What is the minimum age to begin brass lessons at Schaumburg Music Academy?

Anyone can learn to play an instrument, but there are certain elements that lend themselves to more successful adoption of a new skill. 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, and euphorium at the age of five. 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, or euphorium. 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 brass can I learn?

Because our 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 Schaumburg Music Academy. Whether you are interested in the trumpet, trombone, or euphorium, our instructors can answer any questions you may have and help you make the right decision for you.

Why Come to Schaumburg Music Academy for Brass Lessons?

There are many choices for brass lessons in the Schaumburg area, but none offering the same level of opportunity and commitment from instructors. Our personally-tailored approach to your music education ensures that you can explore in any direction that interests you. You’ll benefit from the guidance of skilled musicians, many of whom have very prestigious credentials.

Additionally, the creative freedom offered at Schaumburg Music Academy is unparalleled. You’ll find no restrictions on expression at our school, allowing students to truly find their own sound through a brass instrument. 

Ready to Begin Brass Lessons in Schaumburg?

If you’re ready to begin brass lessons, the teachers at Schaumburg Music Academy are ready for you! Come meet our talented and experienced teachers and learn more about our program.

Contact us today to schedule your brass lessons in Schaumburg.

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  • My daughter started voice lessons with Gary at the Schaumburg location about a month ago. As a concerned parent I was interested in what she thought of him as her instructor. She likes him! Not in any romantic or crush sort of way, but as a highly trained and skilled professional who knows what he is teaching.

    In fact all of the staff at the Schaumburg location, in my opinion of course, are very dedicated, trained, involved, respectful, and completely committed to the session time. I work third shift and staying awake to take and pick-up my daughter is not always easy. I mentioned the situation once to them, and now when there is a cancelation they give me a call to see if we can get in earlier. If you have ever worked third shift you know how thoughtful this is.

    They have a great facility, convenient location, and a very easy going demeanor that translates into very productive training for the student. If you are looking for your child to receive solid foundational training in any of the lessons they offer, I do not believe you could do better than this Their prices are well within contemporary rates for the area, and would be an investment in the future fulfillment to your children´s musical development.

    Mark Bock Review
  • Three of my children, a nephew and I have been taking lessons from Schaumburg Music for about 8 years. Drums, Violin, Bass guitar & Guitar.
    I have been playing (blues, rock, folk) guitar as a main instrument for over 45 years and still learned things from their excellent guitar teacher Mike. David has taught my youngest son bass guitar and now he has a great foundation as a bass player. My oldest son was taught by two of Schaumburg Music’s drum teachers, Eugene (who moved out of state) and Nate. Nate has been a phenomenal teacher for my son, challenging him weekly with advanced studies in rhythm, while encouraging him to listen to all types of music to understand how rhythm moves the music. My oldest daughter took violin lessons from Codruta as a second instrument and i was very please and surprised at how quickly she learned a string instrument coming from a piano background. I also arranged for my nephew to take rock guitar lessons from Mike (after I could teach him no more) and now he shreds with the best of them.

    They have a very good selection of instruments at different price points. Band instruments, electronic pianos, violins, guitars & bass guitars to name a few. They recently picked up the Samick guitar brand and it fits in nicely with their lower priced beginner instruments. I often play them while waiting for my children to finish their lessons and I am surprised at the quality that goes into these fine instruments. They also have a great selection of music necessities. My daughters often send me in for reeds or cleaning kits for their various woodwind instruments (oboe, sax, flute) and I often drop in for a set of strings for myself.

    Over the years I have found the staff to be thoughtful and courteous, which is probably why i have remained a Customer for so many years. Also, each of the teachers has a passion for what they teach. If you are looking for a great place to teach a child (or adult) music, I highly recommend Schaumburg Music, where they will not only get a musical education, but also a passion for music.

     

     

    Grant Dittmer
  • I have been a customer of Marlena’s Music, Schaumburg Music Store since I moved to the Schaumburg area six years ago. What I have found and still find today is a personal touch that she has when she greets me when I enter the store. What I liked when I first came 6 years ago and still do now is the variety of piano method books, as I use different method books to suit each individual students´ needs. I am also impressed with this stores use of current technology as just the other day I needed a particular song in a different key and Marlena had the computer ready to download my song in the key I needed. I paid just a nominal fee. Schaumburg Music is a little hard to spot from Schaumburg Road but well worth the time to look closely

    Mary Helen H.
  • My daughter has been taking violin lessons at Schaumburg Music for 2 years. We have had a wonderful experience with the teachers. She was only 5 years old when she started and they made us both feel very comfortable. I am happy with the quality of the lessons, as she has made much progress over the 2 years. We enjoy the annual recitals. We hope to have many more years at this studio. I highly recommend this studio for your or your children´s music lessons.

    Chris Kolcz
  • For the past 6 years, Schaumburg Music has been a positive influence on our 12 year old son Josh. He has been taking piano lessons with Marlena at his side the whole time, and has grown quite into a very good piano student. Schaumburg Music Center, with its dedicated and inspirational instructors, is an excellent place for anyone who is considering learning how to play an instrument. We are very satisfied with SMC; rate is reasonable, location is ideal, and we all look forward Judson U! Keep up the good work! You guys are doing a wonderful job.

    The Manalansan Family
  • We have been sending our kids to the Schaumburg Music center for several years now. We started with our son taking piano lessons from Mr. David and my son loves learning from him. Mr. David has been such a wonderful teacher with a good mix of patience, humor and flexibility that we could hardly wait for our daughter to start her lessons at the center. She learns violin and initially we weren’t sure if she will like the experience, so rented the equipment from the center. We were very fortunate to get Ms. Corduta as her teacher, who was extremely sincere and methodical in her approach. Our daughter simply adored her teacher and we bought a violin at the center to continue with her education.

    Ms. Marlena puts in considerable efforts to maintain a very professional center where learning gets the highest priority. She organizes annual concerts for the children to showcase their talent in front of a live audience, and it is such a delightful present for the mothers on the Mother’s Day! Thanks to Marlena and all the teachers for their continued support in helping the children pursue their musical knowledge!

    Sukanya & Subbu
  • My children have been coming to Schaumburg Music for a couple of years. When my children first started at Schaumburg Music, they knew very little on how to play a musical instrument. The teachers are very knowledgeable; they really work great with the kids. They took the time to make sure the kids understood about the instruments that the kids wanted to play. They taught them how to read the musical notes and how to read the music sheets so they can play songs. Now my children are playing many different songs, it is amazing to hear and watch them play their instruments. The music teacher and support staff are very professional and easy to work with. You just need to let them know what you want to play and they will set you up with the things you need to get started.

    John Tarchala
  • I don’t think it gets any better than Schaumburg Music Academy. The excellent piano lessons by a well qualified instructor and a schedule that fits my needs brought me in. However it is the welcoming atmosphere, knowledgeable staff, and friendly conversation that keep me here. I would definitely recommend anyone who loves music to come check it out!

    Katie A.
  • My son just started coming here for trumpet lessons with Sam. They are very friendly and encouraging and able to accomodate our schedule. My son is really enjoying his lessons here.

    Kelly L.
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