Everyone has heard the trombone doing its famous slide – whether you know it or not! This is the instrument where the player slides a long section of tube in front of him or her, and that’s what gets higher or lower notes – that, and playing the raspberry into the mouthpiece.

The trombone plays a fairly low line and you often find them in groups of three in orchestras. They sometimes get solos, and when they do, they tend to be warm, slightly sad tunes. But that circus sound is never far away…

We teach the trombone in schools across the borough and at Newham Music Academy, our after-school and Saturday music centre. To enquire about lessons please email or call us on 020 3598 6260.

Our brass groups and ensembles

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