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Trumpet Starts with Dave Bilger

Dave Bilger

David Bilger is recognized as a highly accomplished trumpet soloist, chamber musician, music faculty member, and master class instructor at various prestigious universities across the country. He has secured the position of principal trumpet player of The Philadelphia Orchestra since 1995 and held the same position at the Dallas Symphony prior to joining the orchestra. Best known for his brilliance and impeccable playing, Dave has appeared as a soloist with ensembles such as the Houston Symphony, the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, the Oakland Symphony, the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra, and Philharmonia Virtuosi of New York.



Dave’s FREE SAMPLE TRUMPET LESSONS offered here at ArtistWorks are truly unique, as he brings years of playing, innovation, and teaching excellence into his vast lesson library. Powered by our unique Video Exchange Learning® technology, these lessons are pulled directly from Dave’s well-rounded lesson library and comprehensive trumpet course. These sample lessons are suitable for players of all skill levels and touch on the essential fundamentals and building techniques for creating a beautiful sound early-on. For Dave, he understands the importance of honing these foundational skills from the very start of your musical journey. His lessons are easy to navigate as they help players achieve clarity, a wider range, more accuracy and a rich, beautiful trumpet sound with proper embouchure and breath control.


Throughout these free sample lesson videos, you will hear Dave suggest that students send a video for him to assess. This is a mentoring feature offered exclusively through ArtistWorks. In addition to learning from his hundreds of trumpet lessons online, Dave also offers personal guidance to his trumpet students through our Video Exchange Learning® technology. You record and send a video of your progress, with any question regarding technique or obstacles that might be holding you back, and Dave will respond to with video feedback offering clarity to your questions and solutions to move forward. This is a cornerstone to our online learning resource that is not only industry-unique, but is only offered through our platform.


If you'd like to get some of Dave's FREE SAMPLE TRUMPET LESSONS, simply click HERE. If you feel as though you are ready to delve into the full course, join Dave’s school by clicking HERE!



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