CENTRE OPENING TIMES

Colwell Arts Centre is currently closed due to National Lockdown restrictions due to COVID19. Please contact us at glosmusic@gloucestershire.gov.uk for further information.

Whilst we are unable to provide you with our normal music lessons, music centres, county music groups and events due to Government restrictions we are putting our efforts into providing you with some educational, fun, inspiring links to enable you to keep your music making going! Click here for more information.

 

NEW ONLINE ENSEMBLE SESSIONS

Please note that all face-to-face rehearsals and concerts have been cancelled until further notice, keeping in line with the Government’s direction on COVID-19. However, we are delighted to announce the launch of our online ensemble sessions, open to anyone in Gloucestershire. Please click here for more details.

Trombone

Lessons you can take:

We offer trombone lessons through our small group/individual tuition scheme (school dependant).

When to start:

From school year 5. Arm length will determine. As with all brass instruments it's preferable to have your second teeth. The Brass Teacher for your school will advise.

Costs:

Hire:

Gloucestershire Music hire charge £26.90 per term. Find out more about hiring from us.

Buy:

From about £350 for a new student instrument with case. Second-hand instruments are available - but beware, the condition of the slide is crucial so get your teacher's advice before buying a used instrument.

Other:

Virtually none - slide lubricating oil.

Pros/cons:

Pros:

Lots of opportunities for playing in bands, Jazz groups and orchestras.

Cons:

By no means easy to play well.

Find out more about the trombone from the BBC’s guide to the orchestra.

 

GM 'Get Playing' Video Series

How to assemble your instrument

Making your first sound

First three notes

How do we breathe?

First five notes

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