An ensemble of the finest musicians offering class, quality and versatility

Workshops

Our workshops, concerts and assemblies are individually developed for each client to inspire and educate both the student and teacher, from our wider opportunities projects through to individual and ensemble coaching, composition and arranging and improvisation. All of these are bespoke, tailored to specific requirements and fully interactive between the tutors, schoolteachers and students.

Though the ideas presented below may be seen as innovative and perhaps unusual, the fundamental tenets and rigour of music making and high quality expressive brass playing are central to the delivery of our workshops.

Below are the areas covered, followed by expanded detail in the relevant section:

1. Gifted and Talented

2. Performance and Ensemble skills

3. Improvisation

4. Composition and Arranging


1. Gifted and Talented

The experience as musicians and teachers of the SBOL musicians is second to none. They are distinguished members and performers in the finest orchestras and ensembles in the country and teach in top conservatoires and music schools. Their track record of producing the finest new members of the music profession is well documented.

Workshops would include the following:

a) Refinement of instrumental technique with an emphasis on the understanding of the physical requirements of the instrument. In particular, advice and guidance concerning the fundamental importance of the embouchure, articulation and breathing.

b) A thorough breakdown and analysis of the building blocks of music: Sound Quality, Pulse, Rhythm, Subdivision, Articulation and Dynamics.

c) An understanding of different musical styles, performance practice and how these are achieved both physically and musically. 

For:

The experience of our tutors enables them to not only coach all levels of musician from beginner to advanced, but is particularly appropriate for inspiration and improvement of the gifted and talented student.

Workshop delivery fees:

3hrs (Minimum): £230.00 per tutor

6hrs: £440.00 per tutor

(Not including oncosts)

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2. Performance and Ensemble skills

SBOL musicians will either direct or sit alongside selected young musicians in order to show them the practicalities and subtleties of making music as a group.

These will include:

a) Types of articulation including the various forms of detached and legato playing and exactly how these should sound and be used.

b) Dynamics and the art of balance in a group.

c) Achieving different styles and emotional effects through note shapes.

d) The art of rubato and tempo variation.

e) Careful listening and team work to achieve a unified and satisfying musical result.

f) Taking musical and practical responsibility for leading within an ensemble.

For:

This work will be invaluable for all key stages from the most inexperienced of ensembles up to highly talented degree students.

Workshop delivery fees:

3hrs (Minimum): £230.00 per tutor

6hrs: £440.00 per tutor

(Not including oncosts)

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3. Improvisation

For:

All Key Stages and Degree.

Delivered by either:

Malcolm Edmonstone or Chris Fower

(Workshop details in development)

Workshop delivery fees:

3hrs (Minimum): £230.00 per tutor

6hrs: £440.00 per tutor

(Not including oncosts)

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3. Composition and Arranging

For:

GCSE, A-Level and Degree.

(Workshop details in development)

Delivered by either:

Simon Wills, Eric Crees or Nick Lloyd

Workshop delivery fees:

3hrs (Minimum): £230.00 per tutor

6hrs: £440.00 per tutor

(Not including oncosts)

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Contact us

For further details or to arrange a planning session

Email education@thesymphonicbrassoflondon.co.uk
Phone +44 7411 223 221

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