Private Trumpet Lessons

Whether you’re a beginning, intermediate or advanced student, private lessons with a supportive and experienced instructor are the best way to develop your skills. Not only does Justin Ray create a personalized process focused on the student’s individual needs, he also can provide insight into what it takes to make a successful career in the music industry.

In addition to being an in-demand jazz trumpeter and vocalist, Justin Ray also teaches jazz trumpet, and jazz improvisation to all instruments from his home studio in Asheville, North Carolina.  Lessons are also available via Skype to all students outside of the local Asheville area (nationwide).

As a graduate of Berklee College of Music in Boston and University of Southern California, and an employed musician with Michael Buble, Justin has the expertise to not only teach the fundamentals of jazz, but get his students involved in the entire musical process including networking, and marketing yourself as a career musician.

Lessons available anywhere in the United States.

Jazz skill sets taught: Fundamental Technique (embouchure, breathing, tone production, tonging, etc.), Style (phrasing, interpretation, genre-specific practices, etc.), Endurance and Range, Listening, Transcribing, Ear-Training, Chord Knowledge and Application, Style, and Improvisation.


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