What age did you start playing trumpet?

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  1. RHSbigbluemarchingband

    RHSbigbluemarchingband Mezzo Piano User

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    I am curious to see what age people started on trumpet, ill mention my age later, but as for now id love to see when people started playing trumpet and what horn was there first trumpet/cornet.

    So....
    What age did you start playing?

    What was your first horn?

    edit: i started actual lessons when i was ten, but started playing around with a trumpet when i was six, i asked for one for christmas, it came, my life was complete
     
    Last edited: Apr 22, 2009
  2. jdostie

    jdostie Piano User

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    5th grade, I would have been 10 years old, stopped at 17/18. Olds Ambassador

    Started again at age 46, LA Benge is my main horn now.
     
  3. ButchA

    ButchA Pianissimo User

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    4th grade. 9 years old. I also stopped at 18/19. I've played a little here and there over the years, but nothing serious. Now at 48, I am now wanting to get back in shape and play as much as I can.

    My horn is my first only horn: 1966 Holton Collegiate, that my mom bought on a rent-to-own plan with the school band.
     
  4. brem

    brem Mezzo Forte User

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    When I was 14 years old.
    Now almost 35.
    First trumpet was a Yamaha YTR-1335.
     
  5. Bach219

    Bach219 Mezzo Piano User

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    I was in 6th grade 11/12 years old and still play my 1st and so far my only Bach TR300.
     
  6. marsuleu

    marsuleu Piano User

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    26 years old started playing horn , now I'm 27 , many people say it's to late... but I'm ambitious. I also play keyboards since 7th grade (12 years) , and guitar for 10 years... so it's a little bit easier to understand how trumpet works ...
     
  7. RHSbigbluemarchingband

    RHSbigbluemarchingband Mezzo Piano User

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    Last edited: Apr 22, 2009
  8. BenH

    BenH Pianissimo User

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    24 (I'm now 25) and my first (and current) horn is a Yamaha YTR4335GS.
     
  9. Bucaneer61

    Bucaneer61 Pianissimo User

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    Started at age 12 in 7th. grade - now 65 and still playing, but not as well as I'd like. Long time off the horn but now back on and working hard. First horn was a Rudy Muck Academy cornet - now have the horns in my sig.

    Michael
     
  10. trumpetnick

    trumpetnick Fortissimo User

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    I started at age of 14 and my 1st trumpet was a crappy Consul (Amati)
     

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