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Master section playing with the Trombones of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

We understand that while spending hours in a practice room is absolutely vital to improve as a player, students often struggle to gain enough experience actually sitting in an orchestra. We have created this taster course to give you the orchestral knowledge and help you progress your trombone playing.

The lecture takes an in-depth look at the skills we use every day in our job with the RPO, focusing on Bruckner's 'Symphony No. 8'. The videos will help you develop your musicianship to a whole new level!

Playalong tracks then allow you to use this knowledge as you play along with the RPO trombone section. You decide which player you wish to replace and at the click of a button you will be transported to that seat, accompanied by the rest of the RPO section.


What do you get on the course?

  • Detailed video discussion and performances from the trombones of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra on excerpts from Bruckner's 'Symphony No. 8'
  • Playalong audio tracks where YOU can join the trombone section of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Course eBook containing all the scores, parts and player warm-ups.
  • Matthew Gee's guide to 'Just Intonation' - a fascinating look at how intonation works and how we can apply it to our own playing.

Oh and did we mention... it's completely FREE?!

Choose a Pricing Option

You can choose to pay in £, € or $ to make things simpler.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Is this the whole course?

No, this is just a free introduction. We have divided the course into modules by composer – John Williams, Mozart and Richard Strauss. This introduction contains a video and playalong to Bruckner's Symphony No. 8. This is a small example of what you can expect from the other modules.

When is the course?

Whenever you want! The course begins from the day you purchase it.

Do I have to complete the course in a week?

No, take your time! While in theory you could work through it in just a week, you have 6 months access, so what's the rush? Enjoy!

What are PLAYALONG tracks?

You chose one of us to replace in the section (1st trombone, 2nd trombone or Bass trombone). You can then play that part alongside the other players – for the best experience please wear headphones. There are two versions for each piece, one with a click and one without. It is like being a member of the RPO!