Introduction to:


Master section playing with the Trombones of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Over 6 HOURS of recorded Video and Audio content!

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 course to give you the orchestral knowledge and help you progress your trombone playing.

The lectures take an in-depth look at the skills we use every day in our job with the RPO, focusing on major works you are likely to encounter both in the orchestra and in auditions. 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?

  • FREE feedback on your own playing. Record a five minute video or audio file to be critiqued by a member of the RPO trombone section (see FAQ's for more details).
  • Course eBook containing all the scores, parts and player warm-ups.
  • Learn about John Williams, Mozart and Strauss through Composer Focus videos.
  • Nearly three hours of pre-recorded section videos: a behind-the-scenes look at how we prepare the following works:

Star Wars


Jurassic Park

Requiem (Mozart)

Ein Heldenleben

Also Sprach Zarathustra

  • Nearly four hours of audio Playalong tracks, where YOU can replace any member of the RPO trombones and join the section.
  • Access to all video and audio content for 6 months.
  • And more... see course curriculum below for details!

Choose a Pricing Option

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


Introduction to Section Playing Success 101

Check out our free taster course. We look at Just Intonation, the tuning system used by professional sections all over the world, and Bruckner's Syphony No. 8

Check out our other modules:

John Williams

What does it take to get through the ultimate stamina test of a two-show film gala day? And what if we told you to approach this music like you would that of Alban Berg?


How do we approach his Requiem with the musicality and lightness of touch that it demands?

Richard Strauss

Working on two of his greatest works for orchestra, Strauss seems to request just about every colour the trombone can produce, how do you achieve this?

Frequently Asked Questions:

Is this the whole course?

No, this is just the 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!

How do I receive feedback on my own playing?

Purchasing any module (other than this free introduction) allows you to receive feedback on your own playing. Simply record any of the music from the module you have purchased and contact [email protected]

Video or audio recording is accepted. Only the first 5 minutes of the recording will be commented on. You can receive feedback on all modules you purchase.

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!