What is the correct way to oil trumpet valves?

How to Oil Trumpet Valves

NAPBIRT, the National Association of Professional Band Instrument Repair Technicians, has produced an excellent video on the correct way to oil the piston valves on a trumpet.

The video addresses these questions.

  • How often should you oil the valves in your trumpets?
  • What does valve oil do?
  • Why use valve oil?
  • Are their alternative ways to oil the valves?
  • Which valve oil is best?