HOME James Ford: private lessons in Newburgh, Fife

James is still learning the trombone well, still was in October 2011 anyway.

You will be learning with James in the most unorthodox way, listening closely, playing randomly - & methodically & by a process of elimination finding the positions & embouchures required to play what you need.

Perhaps your lesson is free then??!! - Sorry - no! £22/hr

In this way your trombone should become an extension of you with you instinctively finding the notes you need. We'll be playing rifs & ab-lib to your favourite music. You'll be encouraged to do the same at home.

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Exercises include:

Long notes: for diaphragm control & to increase lung capacity.

Arpeggios: to practice altering the embouchure accurately & push your range.

Scales: to sit oneself in the key required for a piece.

Finding notes played to you by James & those of your favourite songs.

Finding the key to your music, though the name of that key may be largely irrelevant... ...

Tonguing: Important for crisp control

James learned the Trumpet in the same way around 15 years ago.


Weavers Hall, Bank Close
KY14 6EG

email: James
mobile: 07970 744986
01337 842434
Dave J Ford peering through  ice sculpture
Dave with trombone