Tips, advice and stories from the professionals.

We have an amazing series of clips and video extracts with tips, advice, stories and reminiscences from a line-up of the very best musicians. Since the coronavirus lock-down started in March we have hosted a weekly online video session with top-level guests, interviewed by our Musical Director, Paul Fisher. These include famous names such as Gordon Campbell, Mike Lovatt, Philip Harper, Edward Gregson, Carol Jarvis, David Thornton, Stephen Cobb, Mark Wilkinson, Iwan Fox, Bramwell Tovey, Lynda Nicholson, Philip Smith and Ian Porthouse. The list goes on…

We are releasing some of the video clips over the next few weeks, so that everyone can benefit from the knowledge and experiences of those at the very top. A video library index is currently being developed on our website here, where anyone can browse our video resources. You can use the search feature to find videos from particular guests, or specific topics.

Guest SpeakerTopicTitle
Helen and Glyn Williams Playing in a band Cory
Helen and Glyn Williams Practice Daily Routines
Helen and Glyn Willaims Technique Preparation for Performance
Kevin Price Technique Sound Projection
Kevin Price Practice Practice Routine
Kevin Price Technique Dealing with Nerves
Kevin Price Technique Trombone Slide Technique
Richard Evans Miscellaneous Full Interview
Ian Porthouse Contests Preparing a Band for a Contest
Ian Porthouse Playing in a band Conducting - Band Sound
Ian Porthouse Conducting Managing Rehearsals
Ian Porthouse Conducting Getting a Great Performance
Lynda Nicholson Practice Practice - Maintaining your technique
Lynda Nicholson Playing in a band Coping with the Principal Chair
Lynda Nicholson Miscellaneous Running a Youth Band
Lynda Nicholson Miscellaneous Being a Woman in the Band
Mark Wilkinson Music Attracting Audiences
Mark Wilkinson Playing in a band Organising the Cornet Section
Mark Wilkinson Technique Playing a Solo Entry
Mark Wilkinson Practice Practice Routine
Philip Smith Miscellaneous Full Interview
Philip Smith Playing in a band Working with Conductors
Philip Smith Playing in a band The Difference between American and British Brass Playing
Philip Smith Technique Sound and Mental Approach
Philip Smith Practice Practice Routines
Philip Smith Miscellaneous Dealing with Embouchure Dystonia
Iwan Fox Contests Improving the Commissioning of Contest Music
Iwan Fox The Future Moving Brass Bands Forwards
Iwan Fox Playing in a band Welsh Bands and Tredegar
Iwan Fox Miscellaneous The Role of Conservatoires
Iwan Fox The Future Iwan's One Wish
Carol Jarvis Technique Warming Up and Breathing
Carol Jarvis Miscellaneous Voice-over work
Carol Jarvis Technique It's always about the air
Carol Jarvis Technique Dealing with Performance Nerves
Carol Jarvis Miscellaneous Christmas Octets
David Thornton The Future Things to Change in the Brass Band Movement
David Thornton The Future How to Engage New Audiences
David Thornton Technique Dealing with Pressure
David Thornton Technique Playing with a Smile
David Thornton Technique Problematic Notes
David Thornton Practice Warm up and Practice Method
Edward Gregson Music Favourite Gregson Compositions
Edward Gregson The Future 3 Changes for the Brass Band Movement
Edward Gregson Miscellaneous Lessons from European Bands
Edward Gregson Music Gregson Trumpet Concerto with James Watson
Edward Gregson Conducting Brass Band Contests
Philip Harper The Future The Next 10 Years
Philip Harper Playing in a band Tips for Playing in a Band
Philip Harper Technique Preparing for Performance