A couple of items of interest here: the first is a blog from Normans on how to take of your trumpet. This is obviously something that is very important and needs to be done regularly. If you get stuck with any part, please get in touch and I will be able to help!
Secondly I happened across this youtube clip of a trombone quartet with a difference! This is pretty awesome stuff, making use of the Yamamha Silent Mute system (which some of my students have seen me use in my euphonium) but put through a voice changer... you'll see (hear) what I mean. Anybody up for this?
As we come to the end of another school year...
... I am feeling very happy with what has happened over the last few months. Another successful exam session with distinctions and merits among all the passes. As I write, I am still waiting for the certificates to arrive in the post, but I have emailed everyone to congratulate them.
I have just visited Katherine Lady Berkeley's School in Wotton to meet the head teacher and the head of music with a view to teaching the brass there from September. There are currently only a couple of students there but hopefully that will increase over the next few years. I am really looking forward to this opportunity as I teach in a couple of the feeder primary schools and I will be able to see the continuity of my students.
Last week I had the priviledge of playing my trombone in a brand new school production written by the head of Expressive Arts and the head of Music (with a little help from their friends and family). This was a fabulous show, very well produced, choreographed, written and performed. Over the summer holidays there will be a dvd produced and maybe a soundtrack which I hope to be able to share.
Next term I hope to be involved in a different school's production of Hairspray; some great music which I am really looking forward to.