In this course, students will be instructed in the foundational elements of playing the trumpet. Foundational elements include instrument care and repair; technique of buzzing; brief overview of the origin of the trumpet; and choosing the right accessories. This foundational content will aid in helping the student appreciate their anticipated engagement in becoming a skilled musician of the trumpet. In addition, the student will engage in basic music theory to help strengthen their skills as musicians. Music theory topics include: understanding the mechanics of the music staff; the treble clef; line and space notes; note durations, and measures. By the end of this course, the student will be able to play the seven basic scales and entry level trumpet music. Resources in this course include visuals, videos, presentations, and printable documents for extended learning. While this course is for beginners, it also can cater to current musicians who are looking to broaden their experiences by adding trumpet playing to their resume. Although no prerequisites are required for this course, it is recommended that the student purchase a trumpet method book. This will provide the student with extra material to help enrich and expand their learning experience, while also giving the student exposure to more opportunities for research.