Take online trumpet lessons and learn to play the trumpet effortlessly.

Take trumpet lessons and learn to play the trumpet effortlessly.
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What makes me different from all of the other trumpet teachers and book sellers online?
I have had "testimonials" from:
31 Authors who have written a combined 108 trumpet books (music, exercise, embouchure, history...);
61 college trumpet professors and noted teachers;
58 pro players who have recorded over 4,500 Soundtracks for movies, tv and cartoons;
9 trumpet embouchure clinicians;
3 International Trumpet Guild presidents;
12 International Trumpet Guild board members past and present;
8 mouthpiece and trumpet designers and makers.
I have been featured in articles in "The International Trumpet Guild Journal", "Wind Player Magazine", and "Overture" an American Federation of Musicians publication. I have been mentioned in over a dozen books written by other trumpet teachers, in clinics, dissertations, forums, magazines, web sites and even you-tube videos posted by other teachers.

Why are you looking at this website?
You are here to improve your trumpet playing.

In the last 40 years, I have helped thousands of trumpet players to enjoy playing again. I have also helped players and comeback players to become full time professional trumpet players.

Most players have a misunderstanding of how physical actions work for each register.
They use the wrong physical action in the wrong register and it doesn't work. They don't know what to change, when to change, or how to change their actions.


Here are a few testimonials about my lessons and books:
Herb Alpert - I met "POPS" on the Internet and he helped me through some frustrating problems that I was struggling with on the horn. - Herb had quit playing for about 15 years and was starting his comeback. He has recorded 5 CDs and has been touring ever since his lessons.
Eric Bolvin - Pops is one cool trumpet teacher. Here I am, a long time student of Claude Gordon and what's my problem?? Tongue levels!! Pops diagnosed me right away and helped me out tremendously in a short time. Thanks!! - Eric liked his lesson so much that he wrote a book about tongue levels afterwards.
Bill Churchville - Hey Pops, keep up the good work. Even us "old pros" need a little help every now and then. I check in with your site regularly. Thanks. - 6 years with Tower of Power and many other BIG gigs.
Mark Curry - Many, many thanks to you and your knowledge of the trumpet and the embouchure. It has helped me immeasurably since my lesson with you! - Besides making world class mouthpieces Mark also played lead trumpet for Woody Herman, and Ray Charles.
Keith Fiala - Pops: You have single-handedly given me the confidence and the ability to meet - EXCEED my wildest dreams. When I first came to you I never would have believed I would tour with Maynard Ferguson!!! - Toured with The Legendary Maynard Ferguson. Cool.
David Hickman - "Clint McLaughlin is one of the leading experts on embouchure. His books discuss many of the embouchures used by leading trumpet players. I consider his publications excellent resources!" - 1st President of The International Trumpet Guild, Regents' Professor of trumpet at Arizona State University. I am honored that he has included me in a couple of his books.
Jim Manley - ... the sound is much fatter and more vibrant - a real eye opener for me. PS - The New Arban book is a b*itch! - Jim is a monster and has played 4500 engagements in the last fifteen years.

Where do you start?
Look at the deals, books or videos on the menu to the left.
I have several packages, plus any of my books and videos can be bought individually.
I have books on trumpet embouchure, trumpet practice books for building trumpet range and long term practice routines that jolt you toward progress. I have books for comeback players, college students and pro players and everyone in-between.
or personal Skype trumpet lessons starting at $ 35.
New Video EBook. Mouthpieces: What will it sound like? Mouthpiece charts are horrible at helping you decide about a new mouthpiece. This 10 page EBook has 2 hours and 20 minutes of VIDEO of people playing different mouthpiece depths, sizes, throats, mega sleeves... You get to HEAR and SEE what happens and that takes the guess work out of it.

The 4 Trumpet Octave Keys. New book that teaches you 4 things that most players do NOT do that can easily be Octave keys for us.

Thermal Imaging Study of Trumpet Players.

For the New Year 2014, I have lowered the price on 9 books and videos by at least 20%.

I just got this note from Jim Manley who bought my Tension-Less Playing EBook a few days ago. He mentions only the didgeridoo part but there are several steps outlined in the book to get to the result he talks about.

This whole didgeridoo thing had me intrigued. So I ordered one and to my surprise, I couldn't get a note (drone) out the thing for the first 1/2 hour.
Geez - here I am thinking I am playing so relaxed.
I can drone now and of course when I pick up the trumpet the sound is much fatter and more vibrant. It will take some practice - but thanks - a real eye opener for me. I will certainly recommend the ebook to guys.
Thanks again
Jim Manley
PS - The New Arban's book is a b*itch!

Tension-Less Playing. New book that teaches you HOW to relax and stop fighting your face and your trumpet so that you can double your endurance.

The New Expanded Range Arban Ebook by Pops.
New 954 page Arban based Ebook. I took most of The Arban Book and wrote some new stuff and did each exercise in many keys so the range extends up an octave higher than in the Old Arban Book.

The New Expanded Clarke Technical Studies. Clarke etudes are too high for middle school players and too low for advanced players. I put the studies and etudes in multiple keys so that you could concentrate on the register that YOU need to work.

Ask a question. At some point we have all had questions. Often we just can't ask our teachers. I've been there. I'll answer your questions. Simple inexpensive $10 for my undivided attention.

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Free Trumpet Ezine.

60 Movie Clips of me and my students.

30 Sound Clips of my Trumpet Students.

I am pleased and honored to have my trumpet books, ideas and trumpet teaching mentioned and quoted and to have this site listed in the TOP 10 Trumpet sites in these books:
"Tongue Level & Air" by Eric Bolvin
"Sound the Trumpet: How to Blow Your Own Horn" by Jonathan Harnum
"Trumpet Greats" by David Hickman
"Trumpet Pedagogy" by David Hickman
"Embouchure Enhancement" books by Roddy Lewis
"Trumpeting by Nature: An Efficient Guide to Optimal Trumpet Performance" by Jeanne, G Pocius

Pops trumpet lessons help trumpet players learn to play trumpet effortlessly.

'Pops' (Clint McLaughlin)
Pops Trumpet Lessons help you become a pro player.
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