Welcome to the Trumpet Club!
This page is dedicated to all of our M.U.S.E. Trumpet players with fun information regarding your instrument. Come back and visit this page anytime. It will always be changing with new information and notices about upcoming workshops.
Here is a list of some common questions with answers and Youtube Help links below.
Here is a video on how to oil your valves properly. Video Link
If you try blowing thru the trumpet and no air comes out of the trumpet, you have the valves turned around wrong when you put them back in either from oiling the trumpet or giving it a bath. Here is a video link to help you: Video link
It is important to keep your trumpet clean in order for it to work properly. Sometimes sticky valves are a result from the trumpet being dirty. It’s also important to keep the mouthpiece clean.
What you will need is an inexpensive Trumpet maintenance kit which will usually include a snake to clean the tubings, a mouthpiece brush, valve oil, slide grease, a cloth and sometimes a valve brush. Here is one from Sweetwater, a very good reliable company. Maintenance Kit Link
The trumpet could use a bath mid-school year. Here is a link: Cleaning the Trumpet Link
Here is a link about how to fix a valve that is flopping around and seems to be broken. Broken Valve link
If your mouthpiece is stuck it is probably because the trumpet was knocked over or the student pushed it in too hard. Do not try to pull it out with any tools!! You will damage your trumpet. There is a special tool that instrument repair shops have that can get it out. Your instructor may know a good place to take it.