Suggested Make/Model of Silver B-Flat Trumpets:

Professional level instruments are not required but are highly recommended as they are built with amazing quality and produce the best tone. A professional instrument will allow the student to grow past their beginner level and is an investment for a lifetime. Before purchasing any instrument please talk to a band director. Not everything shiny is a good investment.

Suggested Make/Model of Trumpets: 

Bach Stradivarius Model 37

Yamaha Xeno YTR-8335S


Method and Etude Books:

Arban's Complete Conservatory Method for Trumpet

Arban's Complete Method: Parts 1    2    3    4    5

Charlier Transcendental Etudes

Clarke Technical Studies

Anthony Plog Method for Trumpet: Book 1  2

Allen Vizzutti Method Books 1-3


Recommended Recordings:

Reinhold Friedrich Plays Modern Trumpet Works

Hakan Hardenberger The Art of the Trumpet

Classic Wynton

Wynton Marsalis: The London Concert

Philip Smith Trumpet Highlights Vol. 1

Philip Smith Orchestral Excerpts for Trumpet


Other Resources: 

International Trumpet Guild


Trumpet Pedagogy Project

William Vacchiano