Simple Trumpet Tunes (6 – 9 years)

Program Outline

Engage your child in the world of brass playing at a young age and watch them flourish musically, socially and academically. This active group class introduces young students to trumpet (with later option of French horn or trombone), rhythm using a variety of drums, interactive games and activities that foster music reading and writing. Playing in a supportive environment is a primary benefit of choosing a group class to start children on a vibrant musical journey with others.


A little bit more about your class:  Joanne’s experience with teaching music to the very young as well as many years of trumpet teaching have led to the development of this unique class for young trumpet students. In each class students will play games, develop technique needed to play the trumpet, learn to read music, write rhythms, play their own compositions, and learn short melodies on the trumpet. As age permits, students will play in ensemble together and begin to improvise.

Available at both VCM Downtown and Weshills locations.

Program Details

Returning Spring 2023


Joanne Allers

Joanne Allers, B.Ed, M.Mus, has experienced a rich musical education encompassing mentorship and instruction from musicians and educators in Edmonton and Chicago. After graduating from the U of A, and teaching for the Edmonton Public School Board, Joanne benefited from four years of trumpet study in Chicago, studying primarily with Mr Luther Didrickson (Northwestern University) and Mr Mark Ponzo (Northern Illinois University), but also with William Scarlett (Chicago Symphony Orchestra), the late Arnold Jacobs, and Barbara Butler (Rice University). While residing in Calgary for 15 years, Joanne performed with Altius Brass Ensemble, with highlights including performing with the Bach Society (…)