Hi, I'm Abriël. I'm an enthusiastic and pro Amsterdam based trumpet teacher. Whether you are just getting started on the trumpet, or are an advanced player looking to improve your sound and technique, I will develop a personalised lesson plan tailored to your abilities and goals.
Classical - Jazz - Funky - Pop - Salsa
I come from a diverse background of playing jazz, salsa, classical funk and pop, and enjoy teaching the fundamentals of music theory and trumpet technique through music that moves you the most.
Fun in Music First!
There are many technical aspects that come into play when studying the trumpet. From breathing to posture, mouth and tongue position, flexibility and finger dexterity. With all this in mind, it's sometimes difficult to remember that the first priority is making music and having fun! Want to Try? Book a trial lesson!
Flexible and able to travel
I normally teach in my home studio in Amsterdam Oost. I am, however, available for lessons at home within reasonable distance in the Amsterdam area. I can also arrange lessons outside of Amsterdam (conditions apply). I speak both English and Dutch fluently.
Help buying the right Instrument!
When starting out, choosing what trumpet to buy can be confusing and sometimes stressful! I am happy to give advice and accompany you to a music shop, to ensure the choice you make is right for you.
Abriël is dual U.S. and Dutch citizen based in Amsterdam. She is the daughter of American expats and was born and raised in The Netherlands.
Abriël is currently completing her bachelors degree in Jazz Trumpet at the Conservatory of Amsterdam, where she has studied with Jan Wessels, Ruud Breuls, and Jan Oosthof.
One of Abriël's passions in life is bringing a love of music to everyone, everywhere. As well as teaching private lessons, she works as a trumpet teacher at Leerorkest Stichtse Vecht, encouraging music appreciation in elementary schools around The Netherlands. Since 2014, Abriël has been the jazz trumpet player in the Ricciotti Ensemble, a 42-person street symphony orchestra that performs for people who do not normally get the chance to experience an orchestra. She has performed in nursing homes, prisons, hospitals, supermarkets and even swimming pools. On her seven tours with Ricciotti, she has not only traveled to every corner of the Netherlands, but has played in Scotland, Brazil, and Cuba. Since 2018 she also plays in Street Orchestra Live, an orchestra with a similar mission based in London.
Abriël plays in a diverse range of ensembles. She plays in the house band for the monthly afrobeat jam session Afrogrooves, is lead trumpet in the all-female salsa band the Lowland Latinas, and plays in the largest funk band in the Netherlands, the Amsterdam Funk Orchestra. Additionally, she has joined the all-star big band of Henk Meutgeert and Peter Beets: the New Jazz Orchestra.
Abriël is an active studio musician and has appeared on CDs of the indie bands Builder of the House and Grey Lotus, as well as the funk bands the Funkstamatics and Amsterdam Funk Orchestra.
Her recordings and performances have been featured on De Wereld Draait Door, Podium Witteman and The Craig Charles Funk and Soul Show (BBC6).
Music and singing lessons for all ages and levels. Our One-on-One music and singing lessons offer personal attention and the content of the classes is always adapted to your level and learning objectives. On a regular basis we organise student concerts for all levels in a cosy 'gezellige' atmosphere! Regular prices and maximum flexibility with the 10 Lesson Card. Enjoy Making Music! Select your instrument and teacher and sign up for a trial lesson!