The Trumpet Department
at New Music School

Redefining trumpet lessons in Chicago.

The trumpet department at NMS aims to help students develop the necessary skills to successfully pursue a career in the performing arts, and most importantly, start beginning students on a path to great success through our fun and engaging programs. In support of each student's personal growth is a dynamic program designed to continue technical and physical development. Not only do we hope to build strong beginning to advanced trumpet players, we strive to motivate complete musicians.

Trumpet students are exposed to artist teachers through master classes with internationally known trumpet educators along with the opportunity to attend other instructional master classes. Additionally, trumpet students at NMS learn how the trumpet relates to all the fine arts by working with renowned professional vocalists, dancers, artists, and actors.

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From Our Students:

“My experience with New Music School has changed my attitude and committed for playing the trumpet.”

Young Artist Program
NMS Trumpet Student


The Trumpet Department

The Trumpet Department Chair

Mark Ridenour
NMS Trumpet Department Chair
Assistant Principal Trumpet, Chicago Symphony Orchestra



  • Traditional trumpet lessons available.
  • Comprehensive instrument education including performance classes, theory, technique, ear training, recitals, masterclasses, performances, competitions, and association of music with the rest of the arts.
  • Personalized curriculum.
  • Lesson in students' homes & hub locations.
  • Trumpet lessons available in Chicago (city), Lake Forest, Highland Park, Glenview, Deerfield, Oak Park, River Forest, Downers Grove, and Wheaton.


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