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Introduction To Playing The Trumpet
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2h 15m

This course is designed for those interested to learn the basics of learning to play the trumpet, how to play the instrument in a lead role, and how to play in the supportive role or accompaniment.

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2h 15m


Multi-instrumentalist Todd Porter has been teaching music on several instruments for the past 15 years.

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About This Course

Who this course is for:

  • This course is designed for complete beginners. You don’t need any prior experience with the trumpet or music to get started
  • This course is NOT for students who already know several scales and songs on the trumpet

What you’ll learn: 

  • Play the trumpet in a lead role (melody)
  • Play the trumpet in a supportive role (accompaniment)
  • Improvise (solo) over a basic form


  • You will need a trumpet to play

This is the perfect place to start for beginner trumpet players! Take all the guesswork out of how and what to practice. This program comes with specially designed practice videos for each lesson.

You will learn everything you need to know about the trumpet, from how to put it together and make your first sound, to how to play the trumpet in a band! This course also focuses on how to express yourself through music by teaching beginner improvisation or soloing. The goal of the course is for you to fully express who you are through the instrument.

I designed this program to help you begin your musical journey on the trumpet in the most efficient and fun way. This program is suitable for anyone who has a desire to play and has a working trumpet. There are over 2.5 hours of video lessons and practice videos.

The layout of the course uses a simple format:

  • 1 lesson video that explains a new concept/technique,
  • 1 practice video that has voice overs and graphics to help you play along with the teacher on the screen in “real time”.

There are twelve sets of lessons and practice videos that help you learn melody, rhythm, harmony, and improvising. This program also contains a Jam Room with a virtual band that you can play along with at different speeds. As an added bonus, there are also five music theory made easy animated videos that explain the basic building blocks of music.

At the end of this course, you will have the confidence to play the trumpet both on your own and with others in different musical situations.

Introduction To Playing The Trumpet features Steve Dyte as the instructor. Steve is an amazing trumpet player and educator and is one of the top trumpet players in Toronto. 

Steve Dyte hails from the town of Orillia Ontario but has made his home Toronto since 1999 where he came to study jazz trumpet. After 4 years at the esteemed Humber College, he came out the other side with a degree in jazz performance and some much needed experience in many different musical situations, from cruise ship show band, to radio and tv appearances and recordings, musicals, casino’s and sideman gigs. Steve has had the pleasure of playing and touring with many great bands and artists such as Toronto’s own King Sunshine, Valery Gore, Emma-Lee, KC Roberts, Jully Black, Scott McCord, Down With Webster, Classic Albums Live, Stayin’ Alive Bee Gee’s Tribute, The Dirty Little Swing Thing and many others. Steve has also shared the stage with such artists as Jim Cuddy, Glass Tiger, Cowboy Junkies, Steven Page, Keisha Chante and Matt Dusk.

Aside from the trumpet though, Steve plays drums and guitar as well. He has played regularly since 2007 with The Dirty Little Swing Thing, which is a great party band that covers the 60’s to modern day hits from classic rock to swing and soul. His diversity, musicianship, and work ethic make him one of Toronto’s most in-demand young players today.

Our Promise to You

By the end of this course, you will have learned how to play the trumpet.

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Course Curriculum

Section 1 - Welcome To The Program
How To Use The Music Coach Program 00:00:00
The Four Essential Elements Of Music 00:00:00
Trumpet Starters Toolkit 00:00:00
Music Theory: Notes, And The Musical Alphabet 00:00:00
Music Theory Made Easy: Melody 00:00:00
Music Theory Made Easy: Rhythm 00:00:00
Music Theory Made Easy: Harmony And Chords 00:00:00
Section 2 - Put The Trumpet Together And Make Your First Sound
Week 1: Lesson Video 00:00:00
Breathing Exercise 00:00:00
Week 1: Practice Video 00:00:00
Section 3 - Learn All Of The Notes In The A Major Scale
Week 2: Lesson Video 00:00:00
Week 2: Practice Video 00:00:00
Section 4 - Learn The First Melody For Music Coach Song
Week 3: Lesson Video 00:00:00
Week 3: Practice Video 00:00:00
Section 5 - Learn How To Play The A Major Scale Ascending And Descending
Week 4: Lesson Video 00:00:00
Week 4: Practice Video 00:00:00
Section 6 - Learn How To Play The Bass Notes For The B Section Of The Song
Week 5: Lesson Video 00:00:00
Week 5: Practice Video 00:00:00
Section 7 - Learn How To Play The Melody For The B Section Of The Song
Week 6: Lesson Video 00:00:00
Week 6: Practice Video 00:00:00
Section 8 - Learn How To Change Your Role During The B Section From Lead To Accompaniment
Week 7: Lesson Video 00:00:00
Week 7: Practice Video 00:00:00
Section 9 - Learn How To Change Your Role During The Entire Song From Lead To Accompaniment
Week 8: Lesson Video 00:00:00
Week 8: Practice Video 00:00:00
Section 10 - Learn How To Play Your First Scale Pattern
Week 9: Lesson Video 00:00:00
Week 9: Practice Video 00:00:00
Section 11 - Learn How To Play Your Second Scale Pattern
Week 10: Lesson Video 00:00:00
Week 10: Practice Video 00:00:00
Section 12 - Learn How To Play Embellish The Melody As Part Of Your Solo
Week 11: Lesson Video 00:00:00
Week 11: Practice Video 00:00:00
Section 13 - Learn How To Put All The Skills Together - Melody, Solo, And Accompaniment
Week 12: Lesson Video 00:00:00
Week 12: Practice Video 00:00:00
Section 14 - Jam Room
Jam Room Slow 60bpm 00:00:00
Jam Room Medium 80bpm 00:00:00
Jam Room Fast 100bpm 00:00:00


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