SPRING INTENSIVE MARCH 15-19, 2022

First Position is excited to offer a 4-day intensive Virtual Trombone Seminar designed to improve your playing through weekly masterclasses, private lessons, and a sprinkling of neuroscience. Hosted by Christopher Bassett, First Position incorporates basic neuroscience and exercises to guide your practice forward in an efficient and effective manner toward your goals with a focus on honing your fundamentals through specific exercises and etudes.

Boost Your Fundamentals: Efficiency, Range, Articulation, Sound Concept

Special Topics: Mental Health, Fundamentals Within Auditions, Practice Efficiency

2 Private Lessons with Christopher Bassett

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Christopher Bassett
What Can I Expect from this Course?

We all started trombone by playing either an F or a Bb in first position. From that single note, everything else became possible. First Position focusses on a fundamentals first approach that is designed to level up all areas of your playing. By continually refining and improving our fundamentals we strengthen our roots and become stronger players.

Is this for me?

Yes! First Position is designed for everyone who plays trombone. Fundamentals are the root of everything we do and an area we all are constantly striving to make better day in and day out of the practice room. In First Position we'll focus on achieving a higher level of efficiency with our fundamental skills, how to practice as effectively and efficiently as possible by simplifying passages down, learn how to keep our mental health strong and repair it after a rut, and learn how to prepare for an audition in a way where your fundamentals become reliably rock-solid.

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