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Are You Ready part 2: 7 more tunes to learn the trumpet

with Kay Charlton

This course is for beginner Trumpeters of all ages who are learning how to play their first few tunes.

By the end of this course, you'll know how to play 7 fun and exciting pieces in Rock, Electronic, Middle Eastern, and Blues styles, and you'll be improvising your own ideas.

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16 lessons · 51m 56s

Kay Charlton is a top trumpet educator based in the UK. This course is based on part 1 of her best-selling book "Are You Ready" and will get you playing your first tunes in no time!

By the end of this course, you'll be playing all kinds of fun tunes in lots of different styles and you'll be improvising your own ideas.

The tunes are perfectly suited for beginners and are progressive, teaching you new step-by-step how to play new notes as you go.

If you've never made a sound on the trumpet, make sure you check out our total beginner's course first - absolutely FREE!
For beginners, we recommend the pTrumpet, an affordable, durable, high quality plastic instrument that'll blow your mind.

We really want you to have fun with the songs, experiment with improvising and making up your own ideas so why wait? Get started on the trumpet today!

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Kay Charlton

Kay is a trumpet player, composer and teacher of brass and curriculum music, specialising in KS2, First Access/WCET and teacher CPD. She completed a Masters in Music Education - ‘Teaching Musician’ at Trinity Laban Conservatoire in 2018.

Kay plays trumpet with Bollywood Brass Band, a 9-piece band of brass and drums, whose 2017 CD Carnatic Connection was nominated for a Songlines Magazine ‘World Music Award’ and was given a 5-star review in the London Evening Standard. Kay composes and arranges for the band and leads on their education work, founding the Bollywood Brass Academy in 2017. 

Kay has presented her research into WCET at the Music Education Expo and the First Access Forum. She has designed and led on CPD for LSO Discovery, Trinity College London, Music Education Solutions and Bollywood Brass Band and is an education consultant for Warwick Music.

Kay’s book of WCET repertoire, ‘Are You Ready?’ is published by Warwick Music; in 2017 Kay was commissioned by Warwick Music and Music Education Solutions to compose songs for a new KS 1 scheme of work for the pBuzz; this was nominated as ‘Education Resource of 2018’ by the ‘Education Awards’. 

Other publications include pieces for Trinity’s Initial (2015/2018) and Grade 1 (2018) piano syllabus, Bollywood Blast! (Spartan Press) - a series of brass and wind tutor books with backing tracks in a Bollywood style and Whole Class Bollywood Blast with David Rose (Bedford Music Hub) which is aimed at teachers of WCET, and includes an Arts Award Discover programme. 


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