Private Lessons


Trumpet, French Horn, Trombone, Euphonium, and Tuba

Class Description

Brass instruments are appropriately described as the most powerful family of the orchestra or band. With their incredible energy and versatility, brass instruments are central figures in concert, jazz, and marching bands.

Learn and grow as a brass player with our experienced Arts+ faculty. One-on-one instruction ensures that you get exactly the kind of attention you need to be successful. Arts+ faculty are ready to help you unlock your musical potential — regardless if you’re just starting to learn or are ready to take your playing to the next level.

Our brass students can learn in a variety of styles to match their interest. Students interested in jazz, blues, and rock can take part in Arts+ gigs throughout the city at local venues. Those who prefer classical styles have the opportunity to showcase their talents at recitals each semester with an accompanist provided.

Looking for other wind instruments such as the saxophone, clarinet, or flute? Go check out our Woodwinds section.

How young can a student start brass lessons?

Students can start on brass instruments as young as about 3rd grade, depending on the size of the student. Due to the size of the brass family instruments and the amount of breath control necessary, students typically need to be older than their peers who play violin or piano. Trumpet is a great starting point for students to learn the basics of a brass instrument before transitioning to larger instruments such as the trombone or tuba.

What if my student isn’t old enough yet?

A fantastic alternative for young children to start learning to play and read music is the recorder. Through the recorder, students will learn breath control, note reading, and other fundamental skills for later success on the larger wind instruments.

Whatever your style and passion, we have a teacher for you:

  • Jazz
  • Classical
  • Blues
  • Rock
  • And More!

Instrument Rental

Your student will need to either rent or own an instrument. Our instructors and Student Services Coordinator will be happy to direct you to some of our partner organizations who can help you find the perfect instrument.


Our lessons typically run on a semester basis, but you can start whenever. We will work to design a schedule that works for you.


​Lessons are taught at studios throughout Charlotte, from Davidson to Ballantyne. Scroll down the page to see our locations.


Lesson Length (min.) Cost Per Lesson Cost Per Semester Cost Per Semester + 19th Week Workshop

How to Register

New Students

  1. Check out our LESSON PACKAGES. Arts+ has several lessons packages available to you so that you can find exactly what fits your needs. Our lessons typically run on a semester-basis, but you can start whenever! Click here to review packages and FAQs.
  2. Look at our lesson locations all across the Charlotte area.
  3. Do you need financial aid? Arts+ has a financial aid program for qualifying families. Please click here for more information.
  4. Contact us today at 704.377.4187, or fill out a Private Lessons Scheduling Request Form to get started. Not sure if Arts+ lessons are right for you? Be sure to ask us about commitment-free options.

Returning Students

Your instructor will communicate with you prior to the semester to finalize your lesson schedule. Once your instructor has told us your schedule, our Student Services Coordinator will be in contact with you to finalize registration and notify you of your balance due.

To sign in to your account online, here are instructions:

  • Click here to open the account portal
  • Enter your email address as your username and your password (If you do not know your password, select "Forgot Your Password.")
  • Select the tab titled "My Billing Info"
  • Select Invoices