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Education Group to train Trinity College brass students

From May this year, Education Group and Trinity College of Music will be working together to train various students in workshop techniques. The aim is to give students an insight into working with primary school age children and transferring skills learnt as performers into those needed as music educators.

The training will be led by Education Group facilitators, Matt Smith and Mark Templeton, who is also the Principal Trombone with the London Philharmonic Orchestra.

"As a performer and teacher, I know every student will gain benefits from the techniques used in this type of workshop training. It is really important to make sure there is an element of quality music on offer at grass-roots level to ensure that music plays an important role in the education of our children."

"College is the ideal opportunity for students to understand the importance of being able to improvise and think on their feet; skills that are essential to working as a professional musician and are invaluable in all areas of performance" said Mark.

Matt says, "The skills we teach will always come in useful in the life of a performer. We train people across the board as music educators, not individual instrumentalists, so that students have the knowledge and confidence to teach all aspects from small group work to whole class African drumming sessions."

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