Trevor Lax was born in Scarborough, North Yorkshire, England in 1952. He went to school in Pickering and was taught by the visiting trumpet teacher. He then went on to study at the Huddersfield School of Music and the Birmingham College of Education.
He has been playing the trumpet since the age of 11 and been a member of the North Riding of Yorkshire Youth Orchestra, a Territorial Army band in Scarborough, local brass bands whilst he was at school. Since leaving school and studying music, he performed with the Huddersfield Philharmonic Orchestra, Leeds Symphony Orchestra and the Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra.
Trevor then moved on to teach brass instrumental music with Kirklees and Sheffield Education Authorities. As well as teaching all the brass instruments, he directed many Youth Concert Bands and Ensembles.
In 1985 Trevor took part in a Fulbright Teacher Exchange to the USA where he was a Band Director in an Intermediate High School in California for one year. This was an amazing experience for him and his family.
Back in 1992 he moved to his present teaching post in Loughborough where he is Head of Performance Studies at the Loughborough Endowed Schools Music School. This post requires him to teach brass instrumental music, the performance module for GCSE and A level, conduct the Senior Concert Band, Brass Ensemble and Big Band and to organise the visiting Instrumental Teachers.
Throughout his career he has organised many concert tours abroad. The countries visited include France, Switzerland, Italy, Cyprus, Malta, USA and Malta.
Trevor is now still teaching full time in Loughborough and examining for the OCR A-level performance examinations.