Lynn Asper

Trumpet Artist

Lynn Asper

Lynn Asper

Trumpet Professor, Author, Mouthpiece Visualizer Designer

Instrument Specs

  • Model: G2-Bb
  • Body: .462
  • Bell: M22
  • Tuning Slide: Standard
  • Leadpipe: D5
  • Model: G2-C
  • Body: .462
  • Bell: C3-21
  • Tuning Slide: Round
  • Leadpipe: F4

Artist Comments

"Prior to playing the Edwards Trumpets, I had played many instruments trying to find the one that fit me. The flexibility of the Edwards Trumpet is just what I needed. The craftsmanship is excellent, and the process for fitting the instrumet to me was expertly done."

Lynn K. Asper has been teaching the trumpet at the high school and collegiate level for over 40 years. His first book, A Physical Approach to Playing the Trumpet, has received worldwide acclaim since its release in 1999, and has remained a top seller at His new book, A Mouthpiece Buzzing Routine for Trumpet, was released in early December of 2003.

Lynn is the designer and builder of the Asper Trumpet Mouthpiece Visualizer, an Artist/Clinician for Edwards Trumpets, a distributor for ProTec Cases and a distributor of Warburton trumpet and flugelhorn mouthpieces for the West Michigan area.

A native of South Bend, Indiana, Lynn holds a Bachelor of Science in Music Education from Ball State University and a Master of Music Education from Michigan State University.

He spent ten years teaching high school music at Ottawa Hills High School in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Lynn was asked to join the music faculty at Grand Rapids Community College in 1979 and has remained there in the capacity of conductor of the Kent Philharmonia Orchestra, professor of trumpet, and conductor of the Trumpet Ensemble.

Latest Blog Post

2018 Georgia Trombone Summit to Feature BSO Section, Gilkes, Resonant Projection

Edwards is proud to be a sponsor of the 2018 Georgia Trombone Summit, which will take place at the University of Georgia on May 23 – 26.┬áThis four-day event, hosted by Josh Bynum, will feature a stellar cast of musicians, including the Boston Symphony Orchestra trombone section (Toby Oft, Stephen Lange, and James Markey), Marshall […] more ››

In Their Own Words

William Takacs

"I made the decision to switch to Edwards Trumpets after playing on them at a conference where numerous different instrument manufacturers were present. I played many horns that day, but I kept coming back to the Edwards table as I couldn't get over how great their horns played. It was the smoothest sounding, most free blowing horn I had ever tried. I love the valves on this trumpet!

"Edwards has established a very respectable reputation in the trombone world, and I think that before long, their trumpets will match or surpass the popularity of their trombones. I am extremely proud and honored to be affiliated with Edwards Trumpets."

William Takacs
Assistant Professor, West Texas A&M University