You will need a USB mic to allow the computer to record your practice takes and assignments when using SmartMusic and when taking online lessons. We recommend Samson mics as they cope very well with the power output of the trumpet! If you use an ipad for SmartMusic the ipad’s own mic works well.
Samson Meteorite mic around €30
Great value. Computer assessment is very accurate and recordings have pretty good sound.
Samson Meteor Mic around €65-85
The meteor mic is a fantastic mic for the trumpet. Really clear sound even when you are blowing really loudly. If you are using it for Skype or video exchange lessons, consider going for this.
SmartMusic interactive practice software $40 (€35) subscription per year
Students choosing to use SmartMusic can join Dublin Trumpet Academy’s online school. We will create a class for you to receive and send assignments, and you can join ensemble classes such as windband and jazz ensemble.
Huge library of exercises and pieces
Immediate feedback on how you have done
Receive assignments direct to your inbox
Built in practice tools
Submit your assignments to us with the click of a button