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What is the best trumpet brand and model for beginners?

There are dozens, perhaps even hundreds, of different names being used to manufacturer trumpets from around the world. While some are suitable for young musicians, others are not appropriate for those just learning to play the trumpet. While in no way an exhaustive list, we have found the following brands and models are outstanding choices for someone just learning to play an instrument: Accent TR514L Bach TRSOL300H2 Yamaha YTR-200AD  Eastman ETR221   While... Read More

How much does a trumpet cost?

Beginner trumpets frequently range in cost from $400 to $1,100. Intermediate, or step-up, trumpets often cost $1,500 to $2,500 and performer trumpets around $2,500 and up. There are many things that impact the overall cost of trumpet: Finish - Most beginner trumpets are a lacquer finish while many intermediate and performer-level trumpets are plated with silver. Condition - New or used, as well as any neccessary repairs, can greatly impact the cost of a trumpet.  ... Read More
Posted by Amro Music at Wednesday, October 24, 2018

How much does a trumpet rental cost?

The monthly price of renting a trumpet can range from $20 for a used instrument to $50 or more for a new instrument. Here are some things that may impact the rental rate of a trumpet: Finish - Although most beginner trumpets are lacquer, some schools may prefer a silver finish. Brand/Manufacturer - Quality instruments are made of better materials, play in-tune, and withstand the rigors of a young musician learning to make his or her first sounds.  Repair - Is instrument... Read More
Posted by Nick Averwater at Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Top 5 Things You Can do with Bluetooth and Your Roland Piano

Modern Roland digital pianos are packed full of features that, even 5 years ago, we couldn't have imagined would be possible. Roland's SuperNATURAL piano modeling technology has expanded the expressive capabilities of these instruments to make them respond as organically as an acoustic piano.  However, with onboard Bluetooth technology ( LX-17 , LX-7 , HP-605 , HP-603 , HP601,  FP-30 , FP-60, and FP-90 ), the performance, creative, and learning potential of these... Read More
Posted by Amro Music at Friday, May 25, 2018

After the Recital: How to Keep Your Child Interested in Playing Piano

After lots of practice and hard work, your child has enjoyed the excitement of a recital. Friends and family members congratulated them, they were in the spotlight, and they did great! Now, the real challenge begins. How can you keep your child interested and engaged in piano over summer break? With so many distractions, vacations, and other commitments going on, it is easy to let piano practice fall to the side.  Here are our top 5 ways to keep your child excited about... Read More
Posted by Amro Music at Thursday, April 5, 2018

Should You Buy a Vintage Piano?

Should I Buy an Old Piano? There's a nostalgia with old pianos for many people. We love the idea that we're buying a piece of history. Plus, the cabinets of these pianos are often very ornate and inspire us to dream of our own home filled with trendy Pinterest pictures just waiting to be taken. But should you buy an old piano for someone who wants to learn to play the piano? The truth is, pianos don't last forever. 100 years ago (or more!), there were over 1000... Read More
Posted by Amro Music at Monday, April 2, 2018