SMC Masterclasses at Home

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Welcome from Dr. Klein

Get to know Dr. Klein and hear him play!

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Beginning/Intermediate Warm-Up (Play Along)

  • Why is the warm up important?
  • Loose mouthpiece buzzing
  • Flow with 5-note scales

  • Articulation
  • Simple lip slurs
  • Finger Dexterity

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Advanced Warm-Up (Play Along)

  • Why is the warm up important?
  • Loosening up
  • Leadpipe work
  • Cichowicz Slurs

  • Lip slurs
  • Articulation
  • Multiple Tonguing
  • Finger Dexterity

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Using Your Air Correctly

  • Breathing demonstration and Air Patterns

Pitch Bend Exercises: The Ultimate Fix for Your Trumpet Playing

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How to Approach the Upper Register


  • Learn about the process of articulation
  • Discussion of articulation styles

Instrument Maintenance

  • Learn how to oil your valves, get those slides working, and make sure your mouthpiece doesn’t stick again!

Let's Play a Duet! (Play Along)

  • Lyrical Duet for all ages
  • “Russian Hymn” from Arban’s book
  • Music included in video

Another duet? Why not!? (Play Along)

  • For advanced middle and high school players
  • “Bolero” from Arban’s book
  • Music included in video

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Garret KleinTrumpet artist Garrett Klein has performed across the United States and Asia as a soloist, chamber player, and orchestral musician. He is currently serving as Visiting Lecturer of Trumpet at UNC Greensboro where he leads the Trumpet Studio, coaches the Graduate Brass Quintet, and directs the Trumpet Ensemble. Previously Garrett served on the faculties of St. Olaf College and Gustavus Adolphus College.

Garrett is a member of the Dallas Brass, an internationally recognized touring ensemble. Dallas Brass has a legacy of presenting uplifting performances, which span a wide array of musical styles. In addition to performing shows across the country, Dallas Brass demonstrates a steadfast commitment to music education by working to inspire students of all ages while on tour.

Outside of touring with Dallas Brass, Garrett has performed with the Charlotte Symphony, Winston-Salem Symphony, the North Carolina Brass Band, and the Carolina Brass. He has also appeared as a guest musician with The Phoenix Symphony, the Tucson Symphony Orchestra, the New World Symphony, the Singapore Symphony Orchestra, and the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra. Additionally, Garrett is an Associate Artist with the Rodney Marsalis Philadelphia Big Brass. A new music advocate, Garrett has worked with composers to commission new works for trumpet, presenting newly composed works at International Trumpet Guild Conferences.

Garrett earned his DMA and MM degrees at Arizona State University, along with a Certificate in Music Theory Pedagogy. Prior to ASU, he studied at the prestigious Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music in Singapore and St. Olaf College in Minnesota. Garrett Klein is an endorsing artist for Conn-Selmer and proudly performs on Vincent Bach trumpets.