How old should you be to take trumpet lessons?

Usually, a student who takes private lessons with us is in middle school or older.

Do I need to have an instrument?

You need your own instrument for lessons.  Star Music can help if you need to rent or purchase a trumpet.

How long will it take to learn to play?

This depends entirely on your own practice regimen.  The more you practice the faster you will advance.  The lessons are geared to each individual student so that those who advance faster will move along faster and those who need more time will get it.

Our Teachers


H. Wade Johnson

H. Wade Johnson, educator, performer, music arranger and clinician is a native of McClellanville, South Carolina. He earned his Bachelor and Masters Degrees in Instrumental Music Education and Secondary Counseling at South Carolina State University in Orangeburg, South Carolina. Professor Johnson also holds a Masters Degree in Jazz Education from Vander Cook College of Music in Chicago, Illinois.


Professor H. Wade Johnson is currently the Director of Bands at Benedict College in Columbia , South Carolina and traveled Internationally performing with Fred Wesley, Maceo Parker and Pee Wee Ellis, better known as the original “JB’s” (James Brown Band) and with his own bands “USSENSE” and “PRIDE” Ensemble.

H. Wade Johnson has also performed with the late “DIZZY” Gillespie (his musical idol) Wynton and Ellis Marsalis, Joe Sample, Max Roach, Kenny Burrell, Martha Reeves, Maxine Nightingale, The Spinners, The Temptations, The Hawkins Family, Dorinda Clark Cole and Marvin Sapp.

Are you ready to play?

Call 803.699.5200 or 803.252.8133 to reserve your lesson time.


$30 / 30 minute lesson.

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