Music Educator and Professional Musician

Providing individual private instruction for students of all ages. Lessons are tailored to each student's needs and goals.


You may contact Don Chilton to schedule a trumpet lesson in person or via Skype.

Private Trumpet Studio

Don Chilton is currently the band director and general music teacher at Thompson Middle School in Newport, Rhode Island. 


The Thompson M.S. Band program consists of the Beginner Band (Grade 5) and Advanced Band (Grade 6-8). The bands perform at annual school concerts, community events, parades, and band festivals. 


Don is teaching general music for students grades 5 through 8 and has developed a stimulating curriculum that includes recorders, guitar classes, world music and active listening skills.


Visit his teacher page for more information about the TMS Band Program and the general music curriculum. 



Don Chilton