TRUMPET, TROMBONE, FRENCH HORN & TUBA IN AHWATUKEE
Learning a brass instrument helps develop hand-eye coordination, strengthen the core muscles, build confidence and increases memory capacity! Our university-trained instructors can prepare you for the school band, college audition, and performances. Most of all we hope you'll gain a love for music! Lessons include learning fingering, lip position, air pressure, and embouchure. As well as advanced techniques such as breath support and tonguing.
Students have the opportunity to play in our jazz ensemble.
Frequently Asked Questions about Brass Lessons:
Who Will Teach Me?
We have four brass teachers with university training & professional performance experience. During registration, we'll give you options based on your needs and availability. We are confident that we have the right teacher to meet your music lesson needs. Our teachers work collaboratively together to share their ideas and strengths. They have warm personalities, are friendly and dedicated to teaching you the style of music that you want to learn in your lesson.
What Will I Learn?
Lessons include learning fingering, lip position, air pressure, and embouchure. Brass lessons also incorporate techniques such as breath support and tonguing.
I need an Instrument. Do you Rent?
Yes, for your convenience, you can rent an instrument at our studio. We are a Milano's depot, so we have a variety of stringed instruments available for rental. The rentals are month-to-month, rent-to-own, so you earn equity towards a new instrument.
What other supplies do I need?
For Brass Instruments: cleaning kit, valve or slide oil
Optional Supplies: instrument stand, music stand, lyre, and mute
Do I Need to Purchase Books?
Yes, you will need to purchase music. For your convenience, books and sheet music selected by your teacher will be added to your MMW monthly account.
When do you offer Lessons?
We are the only music school in Ahwatukee that offers lessons seven days a week. So we have many options. You'll receive a specific time with your teacher. Please choose a time you know you'll be able to attend each week.
Do you have Contracts?
The school does not require semester minimums for lessons. Every student here is on a month-to-month basis. We do ask for a 30-day notice if you'd like to discontinue lessons.
Where Do I Wait with My Other Kids?
There is a spacious waiting area with comfortable chairs, chess, games, Wi-Fi, magazines, snacks, and a beverage center, all available for your convenience. Each studio has a glass door, so it's easy to view into the classrooms at any time.
Will There Be Performance Opportunities?
Absolutely! Every parent wants to know how their child is doing and if they are progressing. The best way to get the most of your investment is with participation in a recital, showcase, or gig. We have biannual recitals held at Esperanza Church. We have a variety of opportunities for students to perform at coffeehouses, restaurants, festivals, and even parades.
How much do Recitals Cost?
Our biannual recitals at Esperanza Church cost $30.00 per performer and are free for friends and family to attend.
Do You a Group for Me to Play my Brass Instrument?
Yes! We need you in our MMW Jazz Band. Meet other musicians because this is the best part of music-making!
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