Trumpet Specialist Posts

Shires Trumpet Day at Paige’s Music

On Saturday, November 7, 2020 Paige’s Music will host Larry Powell, Professor of Trumpet at University of Indianapolis, in partnership with S.E. Shires. Visitors will be given the opportunity to play test S.E. Shires custom trumpets, Q-Series trumpets, and auxiliary instruments.

In addition to our enhanced inventory, visitors will get the chance to discuss University of Indianapolis’ trumpet studio and get individualized feedback on equipment and musicianship from Larry Powell. Appointments are required for this event. To sign up for an appointment please visit: http://bit.ly/trumpetday-larrypowell

Below is a list of the S.E. Shires Models that will be available for in-store testing and purchase on November 7, 2020.

Model A

Model B

CVLA-XL

Q10S

4F C Trumpet

4S8 C Trumpet

5S C Trumpet

Q11RS C Trumpet

9Y Piccolo Trumpet

68MS Eb/D Trumpet

512G Flugelhorn

Why Lyrical Playing is Important

As trumpet players we are often seen as the heroes of the band or orchestra (even if it’s only us who see it that way), but there is more to playing the trumpet than playing loud or playing high, scream parts. As musicians we should always strive to be making music, and more importantly making musical choices with the parts we play. This is where practicing lyrical studies comes in handy!

Meet The Teacher: Perry Reid, Trumpet

At Paige’s Music we get asked all the me if we teach lessons or know people who do. We know plenty of private instructors and even have a list on our website, but we wanted to go a little further and interview them so you have a beer picture of which teacher might be best for you!  Our guest today is trumpet educator and performer, Perry Reid.

Meet The Teacher: Larry Powell, Trumpet

At Paige’s Music we get asked all the me if we teach lessons or know people who do. We know plenty of private instructors and even have a list on our website, but we wanted to go a little further and interview them so you have a beer picture of which teacher might be best for you!  Our guest today is trumpet educator and performer, Larry Powell!

Meet The Teacher – Jay Ellsmore

At Paige’s Music we get asked all the time if we teach lessons or know people who do. We know plenty of private instructors and even have a list on our website, but we wanted to go a little further and interview them so you have a better picture of which teacher might be best for you! This week’s featured teacher is Mr. Jay Ellsmore.

Where did you go to school?
I received my undergrad in performance from the Lawrence University Conservatory of Music.  There I studied with Robert Levy for one year and John Daniel for three years.  I also studied conducting under Andrew Mast.  I then got my masters in performance from the University of Northern Colorado, studying with Robert Murray.

Summer Trumpet Technique Bootcamp

Last time we discussed potential items to practice over the summer and I mentioned we would focus more on improving our technique. While a very broad and often times all-encompassing term, I would like to focus on a few areas of technique and try to assist brass players, mainly the trumpet players in the audience, in forming a schedule to maximize their time.

What To Practice Over The Summer

At a time when marching band or other summer music camps are typically ramping up into full gear, I know there are many students who are sitting at home wondering what should they be doing? Well, if the latest video game or hit show has either lost its appeal or you’ve completed them it could be time to dust off your good ol’ instrument and make a plan for the summer to stay in shape in the event any of these typical summer activities should return.

Trick Out My Trumpet

When we buy an instrument, just like the old classic muscle cars, there are plenty of things we can do to it after purchase to tweak how it performs. Let’s talk about aftermarket add-ons!