After the success of their innovative courses last year, the trombone section of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra have announced a new weekend event on the 13th & 14th February 2021.
Two day course
This two day course is open to players of all abilities — from enthusiastic student to seasoned banding player, someone wishing to add to their skill in these testing times to those with an eye on a career as a professional player.
It's being led by Matt Gee, the RPO principal trombone, and his fellow bass trombone player Josh Cirtina — both of whom know a fair old bit about the art of trombone playing in its various genres and guises.
Matt told 4BR: "The weekend is full of live events and centres on the fundamentals of playing — for example: sound, breathing, articulation, legato — the real building blocks of great trombone playing.
Each live session will be around an hour long and will be recorded for you to access later at your leisure; participants will have access to these recordings for 3 months after the weekend."
The course has been designed to be enjoyed at home — so that it can be undertaken in comfortJosh Cirtina .
Enjoy at home
Meanwhile, Josh added: "We will also have pre-recorded content, including Matt's guide to designing your own 'Daily Maintenance Routine' as well as a short concert performed by the two of us.
The course has been designed to be enjoyed at home — so that it can be undertaken in comfort.
We would love to welcome as many players as we can — from all different backgrounds — brass banders especially."
Find out more and cost:
The two days cost just £29.99.
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