I feel that studying at Trinity Laban has improved my playing technique, expanded my knowledge of the musical contexts in which different works have been composed, given me greater self confidence in both my performing and my personality in general, and taught me to expect a much higher level of professionalism from myself and my peers.
I greatly enjoy being in such a diverse environment as Trinity Laban. There is a wide variety of different cultures present at Trinity Laban and I have enjoyed making friends with musicians from very diverse backgrounds. It is very interesting and intriguing when we are learning about a particular musical style that maybe only one or two students have experienced because of where they’ve been born or have grown up.
London is the place to be! Everything happens in London, there is an endless stream of concerts to attend, possible performance opportunities, masterclasses and pubs too! Not to mention that Greenwich is an incredibly beautiful place and Trinity Laban is by far the most beautiful conservatoire in the world. Greenwich is a really wonderful place to study and live, and I enjoy that it is slightly quieter than central London. Living in the Student Village is great, I really enjoy living with my flatmates and it’s fun being able to socialise with everyone in the year.
The double bass department is absolutely brilliant, Trinity Laban possesses a number of fine instruments and bows which are available for student use. Also there are two practice rooms reserved entirely for use by double bass students, which is very handy when there is a practice room shortage. There is also a good emphasis on orchestral excerpts, which we work through in weekly group classes in preparation for assessments later in the year.
My experience at Trinity Laban has been exciting, fulfilling, extremely busy and fun.