Sound is Everything!

Learn how to add color and life to your music through custom-tailored brass instruction.

Brass Instruction & Sound Ideas Brass Publications

What I do

Orchestral Brass Principal and Chamber Musician Since 1979
Colorado Springs and Denver, CO


Mr. Zuercher has performed in numerous clinic-recitals, as soloist with symphony orchestras and as a member of the King’s Brass, along with virtuoso trumpeter Robert Nagel.

Master Classes

In addition to his private music studio, Mr. Zuercher has served on the trumpet faculties of Colorado College, Pikes Peak Community College and the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs.


Mr. Zuercher has performed as principal trumpet in Colorado Springs since 1979. He has also served as principal in other orchestras, chamber groups and ensembles in the Colorado Springs and Denver areas.

How may I help you?

Private Brass Instruction

Frustrated with your playing? Don’t give up! There is hope! Whether from a long distance or in the same room, your instruction will be custom-tailored. Expect personal attention and clear evaluation.

Sound Ideas Brass Publications

Music That People Want to Hear! The best in brass solo and ensemble literature. Unaccompanied solos to brass quintets and more! It’s all here!


    “…a superior musician as well as a person of great integrity…his musical performance is always first-rate, intelligent and exciting” – Donald J.

    “…you are such an inspiration!  I have played trumpet for over 50 years now and have never before experienced the joy of trumpet performance until I met you – not to mention how much better I am playing!” – Bill S.

My story

David Alan Zuercher (Zur’ker), principal trumpet of the Colorado Springs Philharmonic (formerly the Colorado Springs Symphony) since 1979, is a native of Louisville, Kentucky. Mr. Zuercher began musical instruction at the age of eight with emphasis in piano, flute and percussion.  At age eleven, inspired by recordings of solo trumpet with orchestra, Mr. Zuercher’s instrumental priority switched to trumpet.

The decision to make orchestral trumpet performance a career led him to study with Leon Rapier at the University of Louisville, Kentucky. Since then, other private teachers have included William Vacchiano (New York Philharmonic), Samuel Krauss (Philadelphia Orchestra), Arnold Jacobs (Chicago Symphony Orchestra) and William Adam (Indiana University).

Let me help you reach your goals and beyond.