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

David Taylor’s Winter News

David Taylor has a few things happening this winter. First, he and his Calithumpians (Ron Stabinsky, Moppa Elliot, and Kevin Shea) will be at Roulette on December 7. This concert is presented by Interpretations and will include Dave’s Big Stories for a Small Group. Roulette is at 509 Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn. There are musicians in this […] more ››

In Their Own Words

J.D. Chaisson

"The staff at Edwards helped me take the guessing game out of finding the horn for me. Being able to try different components of a trumpet and craft a horn that truly meets the sound I could hear in my head is priceless."

J.D. Chaisson
Pittsburgh Freelance Artist