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How much money can you get if you are a professional trumpet player?

I am trying to think of back up possibilities of what I’m wanting to major in doesn’t work. I’ve been told by multiple that I am very good at the trumpet and that I could be a proffessional. I just don’t know if I will be able to live on that money, depending on how much.
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Max’s Answer

Hey Katelyn,


My name is Max Ribner - trumpet / flugehorn artist at age 33.


This is a great question + depending on who you talk to can be answered in many different ways.


Personally, it's a very tough life style and you have to be ALL IN especially if this is your passion. My dad always told me to take a music business class while attending Berklee College of Music and I wish I did...


I've navigated through wedding bands, international touring, recording work, production work, teaching and still finding the pathway to call in bigger streams of abundance. Basically, I feel like in today's time you have to be really savvy....


For example: if you're just performing, it's important to sharpen your craft in lots of different styles so you're not reliant on jazz or classical. If you're teaching private lessons, then you need to learn how to network and how to find your niche in the town you live in. If your dream is to teach at a school, then you may consider getting your masters in Music Education.


Also, the U.S is not dialed in terms supporting the arts and treating artists with respect. Other countries like in Europe or Canada have laws and standards to help support the arts.


Most importantly, don't be afraid to follow your passion no matter what. Personally, there's way too many humans chasing numbers then actually listening to their heart. If you follow the voice inside, greater gifts will come beyond a number sitting in the bank. Society, Capitalistic views + many other distortions are continuing to manipulate and take away the creative side that lives inside of all of us. This is the dance I've been dancing with since a young age. Let your purpose Leap to Flame!


Feel free to find me @ www.MaxRibnerBand.com

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Nir’s Answer

Being a musician on any instrument is very difficulty and the money you make is totally dependent on how many gigs you can get. If you are able to secure a tour with a famous band you could make 6 figures, but on the other hand if the market is rough like it is now then you might be hardly hanging by and really have to work hard to subsidise your income with teaching and other work. Trumpet is also a really hard instrument physically and to master so it's going to take a lot of practice and hard work.
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Jude -SilentBeatz-’s Answer

I played trumpet highschool and wrote music. I actually chose music over sports. My parents gave me the best advice no matter what . Always!! have a back up plan.

Jude -SilentBeatz- recommends the following next steps:

Find your other interests may be things you had no idea you would end up doing
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