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pBone Stripes

with Liam Kirkman

Led by Liam Kirkman, the president of the British Trombone Society. Liam has played trombone for superstars such as Lady Gaga, Radiohead and Michael Bublé. 

Progress through all 4 pBone 'STRIPES' - the special pBone bite-sized learning system.

Stripe 1 is free! pBone customers get 25% off the full course - go to pbone.co.uk/learn-to-play-trombone for more information.




Instrument Trombone

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23 lessons · 33m 16s

In partnership with The British Trombone Society and pBone trombones, we're happy to bring you this course for beginners that will definitely up your game on pBone trombone.

Featuring Liam Kirkman, president of the BTS and trombonist with Lady Gaga, Radiohead, Michael Buble, these lessons take you through the 4 pBone "STRIPES", from unpacking your new instrument to handling it, learning how to breathe, blowing some notes, playing a tune and even improvising!

As you progress through the levels, you'll learn all the fundamental skills the right way, learning faster and avoiding bad habits. 

This course is perfect for kids who have just been given their first pBone. So grab your pBone, subscribe to this course and you'll be ready to play some notes!

Happy practicing!

Lesson Plan

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Practice playing long notes on the trombone

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Liam Kirkman

Liam Kirkman studied at the Royal Northern College of Music and Guildhall school of Music and Drama.

Having been a professional player and teacher for more than 20 years he is fortunate to have worked alongside an eclectic mix of artistes including Radiohead, English National Ballet, Michael Buble, Lady Gaga, John Wilson Orchestra as well as having performed on numerous blockbuster film scores and TV soundtracks.

In November 2015 Liam starts a 2 year term as President for the British Trombone Society and as a teacher has inspired students from The Royal Academy of Music, The Royal College of Music, Trinity Laban as well as youngsters taking their first steps into the world of brass playing.

He strongly believes in being versatile and keeping an open mind towards all forms of music making. It's this approach that keeps music fresh and both challenging and rewarding. He is delighted to be playing a range of instruments from Jupiter and XO including the JEP-1120L euphonium, XO 1632 LT small bore trombone, XO 1236R large bore trombone and XO 1240RL bass trombone

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