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Mr Ciaran Diston

Distinction - Grade 8 Trumpet (ABRSM)
Instruments: Trumpet
General Brass (Cornet, Tenor Horn, Baritone Horn, Euphonium, Trombone)
Genre/Style(s): Commercial/Pop
Big Band/Jazz
Ability Levels: Beginners to Advanced


I take a very organic approach to teaching brass instruments and allow the student to develop at their own pace. All brass instruments rely on the same basic fundamentals and a good sound can be developed very quickly. Once this foundation has been built then the student can progress rapidly through the other techniques and be playing music within a few months.

Through my teaching methods there is no reason why a beginner student should not be able to play the full range of the instrument from early on and with time the "extreme" registers become available (pedal C and high C upwards). A great emphasis is put on breath control which is beneficial in all aspects of life from sports to sufferers of asthma and other respiratory conditions.

I tailor all my methods and teaching to the individual and if there's a certain direction a student wants to take in their own playing then this can be easily accommodated. I can teach through the full ABRSM and Trinity grade syllabus (classical and jazz) but also have a large bank of resources for those who do not wish to go through this route. I specialise in trumpet/cornet/flugelhorn but can teach across the wider brass family (trombone, euphonium, baritone, tenor horn. french horn).

Contact Ciaran

Address: Yorkshire (West)
Phone: Show Number
Fee (30 minutes): £15.00
Fee (60 minutes): £25.00

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