Glenn’s Trumpet Notes

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  • June 2023
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Glenn L_2015-11-09_0008This blog is to introduce me, Glenn Ledbetter, to trumpet students and others and to explore with you the world of trumpet playing, at any level and in any genre we find interesting. I have been a trumpet teacher since 2009, both at a public school and in private lessons at my students’ homes in the Greater Seattle area.

I am married, approaching retirement, interested in helping you improve your music knowledge and appreciation and your trumpet skills to the point that you achieve your goals. Wanta increase your confidence? Wanta play in high school, college and beyond? Wanta play first chair? be lead trumpet? Let me help you get where you’re going as fast as possible! With a minor in music from the University of Washington and over 25 years of trumpet/cornet/bugle experience, I tutor students of all ages, offering private lessons at reasonable rates at your home, mine, or other mutually agreeable sites. I’m based in Edmonds, Washington and am willing to travel throughout Seattle and within an arc from Everett to Woodinville to Bellevue. If you’re elsewhere, please ask and maybe we can work out when and where to get together. A good option is to rent a studio for a minimal fee at Ted Brown Music, University District, Seattle.

While an undergraduate student at University of Washington, I was a scholarship student in the Husky Marching Band; marched at football games, the Tournament of Roses Parade, and the Rose Bowl game; played at basketball games; and played in a brass ensemble. Also, I played in orchestras for musicals and opera. In high school, I was a member of the Texas All-State Band.

I am a current member of the UW Husky Alumni Band, the Post Bugler for VFW Post 1040, and a member of both Bugles Across America and Taps for Veterans. For 10 years, I taught Beginning Brass at Skyview Middle School in Bothell to trumpet, trombone, French horn, and baritone players. In 2014, I taught trumpet sectionals at Inglemoor High School in Kenmore. Until Covid struck in 2020, I played in the Alderwood Community Church Orchestra in Lynnwood, and I expect to resume that once the orchestra is re-formed and becomes active again. In private lessons, I tutor trumpet, cornet, and baritone (treble clef).

2 Responses to “About”

  1. arthur hu said

    This is a beautiful blog, nice pictures. I do video and audio recording for fun for my own kids, but might get into doing it [for others] if asked to do so. I’m preparing a recording and video for the recent Skyview Jr. High trip to Canada as I type here. I’m a string player / parent Skyview / Bothell HS.

    • glennled said

      Glad you enjoy the blog, Arthur, and thanks for the nice compliment! Yes, indeed, I would like to talk with you about your video of the recent trip to Canada. You have my contact information right off the blog itself under “Contact.” Also, I encourage you to subscribe to the blog. In the right column, simply check “Sign me up!” It’s free, and I never release my subscribers’ email addresses. It’s a Good Life!

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