Horn, Trumpet, Trombone, Bass Trombone, Tuba and period Brass instruments


  • All Brass students, both postgraduate and undergraduate, receive Individual Tuition in their principal study instruments. All Principal Study Professors also offer group tuition sessions, in which all their students study together in groups of no more than seven.
  • Every undergraduate student is additionally entitled to eight hours of Principal Study Enhancement (PSE) time throughout the year. You can choose:
  • - lessons on a doubling instrument 
  • - lessons on a related period instrument
  • - lessons on an associated or complementary instrument
  • - lessons to keep up an instrument on which one has achieved a good standard previously, such as piano or voice
  • Each week, all those who play one instrument meet together and work with a leading exponent of their instrument on specific and wide-ranging topics. These might focus on anything from technique to sight-reading or performance anxiety.
  • You will have weekly chamber music sessions both in Brass and in mixed ensembles.

Student Testimonial

"Trinity Laban feels like my second home."

Derryck Nasib, BMus (Hons) alumnus and MMus French Horn


The Brass Department holds a large collection of instruments that students may borrow, often on long term loan. These include: 

  • piccolo trumpets
  • E flat trumpets
  • cornets
  • flugel horns
  • alto trombones
  • tenor trombones
  • bass trombone
  • contrabass trombone
  • bass trumpet
  • euphonium
  • tubas in B flat and C
  • alphorns
  • natural trumpets
  • cornetts
  • hand horns
  • alto, tenor, and bass sackbuts

Student Testimonial

“What I love about London is that there are so many concerts – you can just pop along and see a piano duet or a brass quintet playing at lunchtime for free! Everything seems to happen in London – there are so many work opportunities and chances to meet people and mix with other musicians.”

Sarah Owens, BMus (Hons) Trumpet

From the Head of Department

Andrew Dunn

"Trinity Laban offers you inspirational teachers, magnificent surroundings, unique performance opportunities, and a supportive atmosphere. We will help you develop the skillset you need to become a high-class, versatile musician fit for the 21st century.”

Andrew Dunn, Head of Wind, Brass and Percussion

Woodwind and French Horn – Taster Day

Find out what it is like to study a woodwind instrument or French horn at Trinity Laban

More information about the taster day

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PhD and MPhil research

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