Back to Basic for bones...

Trombone players have the chance to enjoy a weekend of enjoying what they like doing best — thanks to Matt Gee and Josh Cirtina.

  The RPO troms are leading the boot camp

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.

To find out more about the details, the schedule and other courses go to:

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