Trumpet/Baritone/Tuba Lessons Curriculum, Instruments, & Supplemental Music

You can find most of our chosen curriculum here for trumpet, baritone, & tuba, (brass lessons) separated by instrument/level.  Initial registration fee covers starting curriculum; students are responsible for purchasing additional curriculum as he or she progresses. Optional Supplemental books/items are suggested to enhance learning. 


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Instrument & Care Required - Recommendations

Trumpet

Euphonium/Baritone

Euphonium/Baritone

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Students must have a trumpet to bring to class and practice on.


The Mendini by Cecilio Gold Brass Standard Bb Trumpet with Hard Case, Gloves, 7C Mouthpiece, and Valve Oil. Recommended as the best beginner trumpet by Music Alley:

  • Beautiful & durable brass body, Phosphorus copper leading up to mouth pipe, smooth action valves, & comfortable buttons
  • Medium-large .460 inch bore with 5 inch bell, 1st valve slide thumb saddle, adjustable 3rd slide lock
  • Includes: Pro-Deluxe durable plush lined nylon covered hard case with backpack straps and zipper pocket, Silver plated 7C mouthpiece, Soft polishing cloth, pair of white gloves, and bottle of valve oil
  • 1-year warranty against defects. 


Purchase this trumpet on Amazon.

Euphonium/Baritone

Euphonium/Baritone

Euphonium/Baritone

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 Students must have a baritone/euphonium horn to bring to class and practice on. 


The following 4 are recommended by Best Reviews as the top 4 for beginner players:


Purchase on Amazon:


Mendini Lacquer Brass Bb Euphonium


Mendini Intermediate Brass Bb Baritone


Mendini Bb Baritone with Stainless Steel Pistons


Hawk Baritone Horn with Case and Mouthpiece

Tuba

Euphonium/Baritone

Trumpet Care Kit

Tuba Lessons, Music Lessons

 Students must have a tuba to bring to class and practice on. 


If you are interested in purchasing, here are the best recommended by Best Reviews:


Yamaha YBB-641 Professional Rotary Tuba


Yamaha YBB-105WC Series 


Jupiter 378 Series 3/4 size Silver


And here is one I found that is satisfactory and less expensive:
Eastar Marching Bb Baritone Horn Intermeidate Gold Lacquer Bb with Tuner Hard Case Baritone Mouthpiece Gloves Valve Oil Baritone Cleaning Kit, EBT-400


If none of these options work for you, please contact Midtown Music to see if you can rent one. 

Trumpet Care Kit

Baritone/Tuba Care Kit

Trumpet Care Kit

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All trumpet students must have a trumpet care kit, such as this one, to maintain the instrument. 


Suggested on Amazon:


Monster Trumpet/Cornet Care & Cleaning Kit


Alfred Music Publishinig 99-1475076 Trumpet Cleaning & Care

Baritone/Tuba Care Kit

Baritone/Tuba Care Kit

Baritone/Tuba Care Kit

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Suggested on Amazon:


Yamaha Low Brass Maintenance Kit for Baritone or Tuba.

Brass Lessons: Curriculum - Required

Trumpet Book 1

Baritone Book 1

Baritone Book 1

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Trumpet: Composed by Bruce Pearson. Concert Band Method. Standard of Excellence Comprehensive Band Method. Method book and online audio. Published by Neil A. Kjos Music Company.

ISBN 9780849707599.


The Standard of Excellence ENHANCED Comprehensive Band Method Books 1 & 2 combines a strong performance-centered approach with music theory, music history, ear training, listening, composition, improvisation, and interdisciplinary and multicultural studies. Each book comes with two CDs containing all the full band accompaniments.


Features include: 

* Full color drawings and color-coding of important text and music motivate and inform 

* Excellerators (advanced supplemental exercises) reinforce and enrich performance basics 

* Music from over 20 countries, with correlated enrichments, encourages multicultural study. 

* 2 CDs of Audio Accompaniment Recordings for all full band exercises

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Baritone Book 1

Baritone Book 1

Baritone Book 1

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Baritone: Composed by Bruce Pearson. Concert Band Method. Standard of Excellence Comprehensive Band Method. Method Book. Published by Neil A. Kjos Music Company 

ISBN 9780849707636.


The Standard of Excellence ENHANCED Comprehensive Band Method Books 1 & 2 combines a strong performance-centered approach with music theory, music history, ear training, listening, composition, improvisation, and interdisciplinary and multicultural studies. Each book comes with two CDs containing all the full band accompaniments.


Features include: 

* Full color drawings and color-coding of important text and music motivate and inform 

* Excellerators (advanced supplemental exercises) reinforce and enrich performance basics 

* Music from over 20 countries, with correlated enrichments, encourages multicultural study. 

* 2 CDs of Audio Accompaniment Recordings for all full band exercises 


Purchase book on Sheet Music Plus.

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Tuba Book 1

Baritone Book 1

Trumpet Book 2

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Brass Lessons Tuba: Composed by Bruce Pearson. Concert Band Method. Standard of Excellence Comprehensive Band Method. Method Book. Published by Neil A. Kjos Music Company 

ISBN 9780849707643. 


The Standard of Excellence ENHANCED Comprehensive Band Method Books 1 & 2 combines a strong performance-centered approach with music theory, music history, ear training, listening, composition, improvisation, and interdisciplinary and multicultural studies. Each book comes with two CDs containing all the full band accompaniments.


Features include: 

* Full color drawings and color-coding of important text and music motivate and inform 

* Excellerators (advanced supplemental exercises) reinforce and enrich performance basics 

* Music from over 20 countries, with correlated enrichments, encourages multicultural study. 

* 2 CDs of Audio Accompaniment Recordings for all full band exercises 


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Trumpet Book 2

Baritone Book 2

Trumpet Book 2

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Trumpet: Composed by Bruce Pearson. Concert Band Method. Standard of Excellence Comprehensive Band Method. Method Book. Published by Neil A. Kjos Music Company 

ISBN 9780849707773.


The Standard of Excellence ENHANCED Comprehensive Band Method Books 1 & 2 combines a strong performance-centered approach with music theory, music history, ear training, listening, composition, improvisation, and interdisciplinary and multicultural studies. Each book comes with two CDs containing all the full band accompaniments.


Features include: 

* Full color drawings and color-coding of important text and music motivate and inform 

* Excellerators (advanced supplemental exercises) reinforce and enrich performance basics 

* Music from over 20 countries, with correlated enrichments, encourages multicultural study. 

* 2 CDs of Audio Accompaniment Recordings for all full band exercises.


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Purchase book on Amazon.

Baritone Book 2

Baritone Book 2

Baritone Book 2

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Baritone: Composed by Bruce Pearson. Concert Band Method. Standard of Excellence Comprehensive Band Method. Method Book. Published by Neil A. Kjos Music Company 

ISBN 9780849707803. 


The Standard of Excellence ENHANCED Comprehensive Band Method Books 1 & 2 combines a strong performance-centered approach with music theory, music history, ear training, listening, composition, improvisation, and interdisciplinary and multicultural studies. Each book comes with two CDs containing all the full band accompaniments.


Features include: 

* Full color drawings and color-coding of important text and music motivate and inform 

* Excellerators (advanced supplemental exercises) reinforce and enrich performance basics 

* Music from over 20 countries, with correlated enrichments, encourages multicultural study. 

* 2 CDs of Audio Accompaniment Recordings for all full band exercises.


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Purchase book on Amazon.

Tuba Book 2

Baritone Book 2

Baritone Book 2

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Brass Lessons Tuba: Composed by Bruce Pearson. Concert Band Method. Standard of Excellence Comprehensive Band Method. Method Book. Published by Neil A. Kjos Music Company 

ISBN 9780084970789. 


The Standard of Excellence ENHANCED Comprehensive Band Method Books 1 & 2 combines a strong performance-centered approach with music theory, music history, ear training, listening, composition, improvisation, and interdisciplinary and multicultural studies. Each book comes with two CDs containing all the full band accompaniments.


Features include: 

* Full color drawings and color-coding of important text and music motivate and inform 

* Excellerators (advanced supplemental exercises) reinforce and enrich performance basics 

* Music from over 20 countries, with correlated enrichments, encourages multicultural study. 

* 2 CDs of Audio Accompaniment Recordings for all full band exercises.

 

Purchase book on Sheet Music Plus.

Purchase book on Amazon.

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