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Featuring Caleb Hudson and Michael Schneider

Suzuki Trumpet Recordings with Caleb Hudson

Suzuki Trumpet School, Volume 1

With much joy and enthusiasm, the International Suzuki Association’s Brass Committee and Alfred Music are proud to present Suzuki Trumpet School, Volume 1. It is the first Suzuki Method book for the brass instrument family!

This volume is the basis for both technical and musical development within the larger context of Suzuki pedagogy and philosophy. An understanding of these principles and how to use these materials is paramount to achieving the intended goals of the Suzuki Method: to develop musical ability in a natural and joyful way while fostering a students’ personal growth to become a noble citizen of the world. Teacher training is recommended through the International Suzuki Association.

Immersed in a positive environment of watching and listening, the beginner develops their instrumental voice where the focus is on a beautiful tone, effortless sound production, and natural expression, providing a strong foundation before note reading is introduced. With the guidance of a teacher and the nurturing support of a parent, this allows students as young as 4 years old to begin their instrumental journey. Foundational work at the “Pre-Twinkle” level should precede this volume at the discretion of a trained Suzuki teacher.

This book is the culmination of over 12 years of work and research amongst trumpet and brass teachers, established Suzuki teachers, and advisors from the Suzuki community and beyond. On behalf of all collaborators and contributors, we present this exciting volume to be added to body of works for trumpet education.

The recordings will be available for teaching and practice purposes in MakeMusic Cloud, and also available for download. Caleb Hudson, from the Canadian Brass, is the recording artist for this first volume, and he is accompanied by Michael Schneider.

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Where to Purchase

The recordings and the Suzuki Trumpet School International Editions are available as: Trumpet Part Book, Piano Accompaniment Book, Trumpet Part Book & CD, and CD only. The recordings feature listening tracks that include trumpet and piano, as well as piano accompaniment only tracks for play-along purposes. The recordings are available for teaching and practice purposes in MakeMusic Cloud. They are also available for download on and will soon be available via iTunes and Amazon.

Volume 1 Features: Engravings in a 9” x 12” format • Introduction and general information regarding the trumpet • Preparatory Exercises • Tonalizations • Pieces • Musical Terms and Signs • Music Notation Guide • Fingering Chart • First exercises on the Trumpet • Pieces and tonalizations • Glossary of terms and signs • Musical notation guide • Fingering chart • Photos • CD with recordings by Caleb Hudson accompanied by Michael Schneider, as well as piano accompaniments recorded without the trumpet part.

Titles: Let’s Begin (Traditional) • French Tune (Traditional) • Stroll Along (Traditional) • Come and Play (Traditional) • Mary Had a Little Lamb (Traditional) • Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star (Folk Song / Suzuki) • Lightly Row (Folk Song) • Old MacDonald (Traditional) • Go Tell Aunt Rhody (Folk Song) • Are You Sleeping, Brother John? (Traditional) • Long, Long, Ago (Bayly) • May Song (Folk Song) • French Folk Song (Folk Song) • Ode to Joy (Beethoven) • Amazing Grace (Traditional) • Allegretto (Diabelli) • It Jingles So Softly (Mozart) • Minuet (Roman) • O Come, Little Children (Folk Song) • Perpetual Motion (Suzuki) • Prelude (Charpentier) • Clog Dance (Traditional) • Song of the Wind (Folk Song) • Allegro (Suzuki).

The Perfect Practice Tool

The new Suzuki Trumpet recordings with Caleb Hudson and Michael Schneider are available for teaching and practice purposes MakeMusic Cloud!

MakeMusic Cloud is a web-based music education platform that can help your Suzuki students practice more effectively at home. If offers the ability to change the tempo on the latest recordings and accompaniment tracks without altering the quality of the recording, while also providing a tuner, metronome, fingerings, and tools to loop and record.

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Caleb Hudson

Caleb Hudson

Trumpet Player of the Canadian Brass, Educator, and Composer

Caleb Hudson is the newest member of the Canadian Brass, having graduated from the Juilliard School with both Bachelor and Master of Music degrees. Acclaimed by The New York Times as “brilliantly stylish”, Caleb has performed as an international soloist, including a recital that was broadcast nationally on NPR’s Performance Today. Possessing a wide range of musical styles, his experience ranges from soloing in Carnegie Hall to performing with early music ensembles. He is Assistant Professor of Trumpet at the prestigious University of North Texas College of Music, where he is devoted to teaching and sharing his love for music with students.

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Photographer: Bo Huang Photography

Michael Schneider

Michael Schneider

Pianist, Educating Artist, and Composer

Michael Schneider, hailed as a “pianist with exceptional insight” and “performer with great panache,” is a world-renowned classical pianist, active collaborator, educating artist, and composer. He has been a major prizewinner in competitions including the 7th San Antonio International Piano Competition, the Kosciuszko Chopin and Frinna Awerbuch Competitions in New York, the International Paderewski and International Liszt Competitions in Poland, the LA International Liszt Competition, and the Grace Welsh Prize for Piano in Chicago. He holds piano performance degrees from the University of North Texas (BM, Artist Certificate), the Cleveland Institute of Music (MM, Artist Diploma, Professional Studies), and the University of Texas at Austin (DMA).

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