Pop's Trumpet College

About this pro

I was trained by Don Jacoby to teach. I studied to teach and the difference shows. I have been written about in College Reference books like "Trumpet Greats" and "Trumpet Pedagogy" by Dr. David Hickman. I have been in the International Trumpet Guild Journal and Windplayer magazine as youtube vids made by other teachers. I am one of the few trumpet teachers that has made enough contributions to have a Wikipedia page. I have written 25 trumpet books and I have taught people in the NY Phil, LA Phil, London Symphony as well as players who toured with Maynard Ferguson, Ray Charles, Guns and Roses, Woody Herman and many others. I have helped older pros to get back into playing shape like Herb Alpert who had a 16 year layoff. Since working with me he has recorded 9 CDS. I enjoy taking a so-so player have getting them good enough to work steady. It is one on the biggest thrills I get in life.

Years in business



Grand Prairie, TX 75052

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    Q & A

    • What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
      Check to see if they have recommendations from past students. I have over 100 on my page but others in my business list RJ from Texas. Real ones have complete names, like I do.
    Coverage Area for Pop's Trumpet College is about 30+ miles of Grand Prairie, TX.