Best trumpet for 8 to 10 year old kids
Choosing the right trumpet can be a bit tricky as you don’t want get the most expensive horn right away, in case the interest fades, and you also don’t want to buy a really bad trumpet, that’s almost impossible to play, making your kid more likely to quit.
In this article we are going to take a look at three good trumpets, from three different price ranges. This is to ensure that the reader will find at least one his budget can agree on.
They all have one thing in common though…
…all of them are, in my opinion, actually priced lower than they could be and you really get a lot of quality for the price you pay.
Bach TR300H2 American Student Trumpet Outfit (Lacquer)
- 459″ bore
- Red brass leadpipe
- Seamless yellow brass bell
- 1st slide thumb hook
- Stainless steel pistons
- Adjustable 3rd slide ring
- Clear lacquer finish
- Bach 7C mouthpiece
- 50915 molded case
- Available in clear lacquer finish as model TR300H2S.
- Great response which makes it easy to play
- Good sound
- Good intonation
- Can’t really find any. If it were a $3000 dollar trumpet I would want just a bit better intonation, but it’s not bad at all…and it’s a student trumpet.
Some more details
This beginner model Bach trumpet has a good core to the sound. This is typical of Bach instruments and the student model is no exception.
The intonation is great for being a trumpet in this price range. If I had a magic wand I would make the fourth space “e” a bit sharper. But I think no one can expect perfection when the professional trumpets does not even have perfect intonation
Response and playing
This is where this Bach trumpet really shines. It is designed to have a good response and being easy to play, and it is! The horn is also easy to play in the upper register. This makes it an excellent student / beginner trumpet
The stainless steel pistons do not disappoint. Unlike many cheap trumpets, that you can find on the market today, these valves will stay functioning. Many of the cheaper trumpets comes with valves that gets worse and slower only to finally stick. And it does not seem to be any difference in what valve oil you put on them, not good. You won’t get valve problems with this, Bach trumpet.
You should be able to get this horn for around 850-1000 dollars. You can click here to check the current pricing on Amazon as it’s always changing a bit. It is a very decent price considering the high quality trumpet you get.
About the Bach TR300H2 Student trumpet
I can highly recommend this trumpet for a beginner and someone who starts out. For most people it’s not too expensive, yet for this price you get a high quality trumpet that ensure you won’t have to “upgrade” anytime soon. It will serve the student well for at least his 10-15 first years of playing, or longer, depending on if he or she decides to pursue a professional career after that.
The price tag on the Bach trumpet could still be a bit heavy for some people and, if so, let’s move on to the next trumpet on this list, which is also a great trumpet and costs a couple of hundred bucks less….
Jean Paul USA TR-430 Intermediate Trumpet
- B-flat trumpet
- Rose brass lead pipe
- Adjustable third slide trigger making sure the trumpet fits all hand sizes
- Highly durable piston valve lengthening the life of the instrument while maximizing sound quality
- Robust, good looking and protective case
- Very easy to play
- Intonation is amazing
- Nice warm sound
- The pocket on the casing, for keeping the sheet music in, could be a bit bigger. It does not hold that many papers.
Some more details
The Jean Paul has a nice sound that is very pleasing. The sound is a bit more on the brighter end of the spectrum and, even though this is an intermediate trumpet, the sound can aclutally hold its own against professional trumpets. This is impressing indeed.
The fourth space “e” is a bit too flat, which is common on most trumpets. . Other than this the intonation is spot on and it is certainly better than the Ammon trumpet, that is the second choice, down below.
Response and playing
The horn responds very well and is easy to play. It’s easy to get soft notes to “speak” and the feedback from the bell is good. The slotting is better than on most intermediate trumpets.
The valves are fast and, after doing a bit of research, I find that people who own this trumpet can report that the valves works just as well after a couple of years. This is a sign of excellent quality.
It’s actually quite surprising how this trumpet is sold at this price around 300-400 dollars, you can click here to check the exact pricing on Amazon, as it plays almost as well as a professional trumpet. There is absolutely NOTHING I can complain about when it comes to pricing.
About the Jean Paul trumpet
This is is a very good trumpet for the price and it is my best recommendation, along with the Bach, for a 10 year old kid or for anyone who wants a good intermediate trumpet for that matter. You get a lot of value for the money and I would only recommend the Ammon trumpet, that you can read about down below, over the Jean Paul IF money is very tight for you.
Edit: I was actually so impressed with this trumpet that I later bought one myself. I wrote a more detailed review about the TR-430 here.
ammoon Bb Trumpet
- Tuned In Bb
- High-quality brass gold-painted trumpet of B flat.
- Supplied with a silver-plated mouthpiece for trumpet.
- Come with a pair of gloves, and a cleaning cloth.
- Glossy and durable instrument for musical lovers.
- A padded case and a piece of strap for protecting instrument and easy storage.
- Good sound for the price!
- Intonation is surprisingly good considering the price
- We are talking about a trumpet for under 200 bucks here, this obviously leaves a bit of room for improvements for intonation, sound and slotting.
Some more details
The ammoon Bb trumpet has a nice sound and you can even find a “core” in the sound, which honestly is a bit surprising considering the low price tag. Most cheap trumpets lack this “core”.
Ok, for a trumpet under 200 dollars the ammoon’s intonation is not bad at all. The upper register tend to be a bit sharp but, again, for this price it is as good as it gets.
Response and playing
Slotting could be better but the horn responds well and this makes it quite easy to play. Easy response is important for beginners and this trumpet has got it.
Don’t know how the valves will hold up over time but they are indeed stainless steel which most trumpets in this price range do not offer. So that’s a good thing. This makes me suspect they will hold up just fine.
I find it surprising that you can actually get a decent trumpet for under 200 bucks. It’s not a professional Yamaha nor do they claim to be. I think the trumpet is well wort its price. You can click here to check the exact price on Amazon.
About the ammoon Bb Trumpet
The trumpet works well and is very well worth its price. I would, however, recommend the other two trumpets, on this page, over this one. This is because, for just a couple of additional hundred bucks, you get so much more quality. That said, if money is tight, I think the ammoon trumpet is one of the best trumpets you can find in the “under 200 bucks” price range.
What is the best age to start playing trumpet?
We all develop and mature differently so there is no set in stone rule here. I talk more about this in the article what is the best age to start playing the trumpet. Again, there are no rules written in stone and this is also why this article could just as well be named…
- Best trumpet for 8 year old kids
- Best trumpet for 6 year old kids
- Best trumpet for 12 year old kids
…I think you get the picture. That said, 6-10 years old is generally an excellent age to start playing the trumpet. Starting sooner than that can be a bit problematic for some kids and, on the other hand, if starting too late in life we tend to learn a bit slower.
So I use to answer 6-10 years old on this question but, again, one can for sure add or subtract a one or two years from that answer. Personally I started to play the trumpet at 5 years old however, I’m not sure I excelled any faster because of that…
…maybe, but it’s hard to tell.
Best trumpets for 8 – 10 year old kids
Ok, there you have it. I consider these 3 trumpets to be the best trumpets for 8 – 10 year old kids, or for anyone who is starting out on their trumpet journey, for that matter. Many cheap trumpets that you can find out on the market today are poorly build with crappy soldering and valves that won’t work no matter how much valve oil you put on them…
…if choosing one of these 3 trumpets you should be fine though. With a small reservation for the ammoon though as I’m not sure how the valves will hold up over the years. They might be fine, I just don’t know, so don’t hold it against me. That said, as I said in the beginning, I consider all of these three trumpets to be priced below the quality they present.
And, again, if money is not too tight then I would highly recommend the Bach or the Jean Paul over the ammoon. Even though the ammoon is worth its price, we are now talking about a trumpet costing just a bit more than 100 bucks, and there are limits to the quality when paying that little. The rule “we get what we pay for” can be applied everywhere in life and…
…the trumpet world is no exception.
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