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The trombone has been around since about 1478 and uses a slide to lengthen the instrument to change pitch. The trombone is the most versatile of the brass instruments and will play in all major ensembles from brass band to pop to orchestral. Trombones can play very loudly so they are usually used in groups of three or four. They can create the most wonderful wall of sound when used together.

Learning to play the trombone

You can learn the trombone in individual lessons or in small groups. Group lessons can either be all on the same instrument or in a mixed brass session. You will learn how to hold the instrument, good technique, and how to control your breathing and your tongue.

  • Benefits of learning the trombone

    Learning the trombone can improve your memory and concentration. The strength and skill required for this instrument will help to develop coordination. You can learn a whole range of musical styles. Plus, playing brass instruments improves breathing technique and can give players lungs as efficient as athletes

  • Is it the right instrument for me?

    If you are looking for a versatile instrument and want to play something that is loud and sociable then this could be the instrument for you. Brass players also get all the best bits in film music; they get the big tunes and all the glory; think Star Wars, Superman, Avengers, James Bond etc. Listen out for a brass instrument next time you are watching your favourite film!


You can start to learn the trombone in our low cost group lessons.

Find a trombone lesson

Lessons are available in schools or at music centres after school and at weekends.

Hire a trombone

There’s no need to invest in an instrument as a beginner – you can hire one from us to play at home.


Never look at the trombones, it only encourages them.

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Richard Wagner

Registering for lessons

Lessons can take place in most schools during the school day or in our music centres across Berkshire. You can choose from group or individual lessons for any instrument. Once you have registered, our team will be in touch with options for lesson times to suit you.

Register here

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