Trombone Lessons

Now available both online and face-to-face in surrounding areas of Islington, London (EC1V) or Surrey (GU1). Find out more, here.


Listen to Elliot Mason, Ruth Molins and Kris Garfitt in conversation with Carol Jarvis.

Warm-Ups are here!

Find out how to play some of my favourite warm-up exercises, as featured on my Soundslice.

*New* Scale Guides!

Please head to to find FREE and newly updated scale sheets, now including guides for the ABRSM trombone, bass…

ABRSM Scales Update

My guides to ABRSM trombone scales are now available up to Grade 8. Download your copy for FREE, here.

Meeting Septura

An interview with members of Septura: bass trombone player Dan West and Artistic Directors Simon Cox (founder, trumpet) and Matthew Knight (trombone).

Orlando de Lassus: Requiem a 5; Motets (review)

This project reveals Orlando de Lassus’ less familiar Requiem for five-voices as a deserving centrepiece, completed by his own plainchants and motets along with a new arrangement for organ of John Bennett’s madrigal, Weep, O Mine Eyes.

The Big Shake-Up

The Big Shake-Up exists to try to bring English finesse to the brass traditions of New Orleans and combine that with an exciting big band sound. This blend has already earned the group a reputation as one of the UK’s most innovative and exciting brass ensembles.

Rath Trombones turn 20

The iconic capital letter ‘R’ has become a symbol of great craftsmanship among the trombone world thanks to Michael Rath; the man behind Britain’s only trombone manufacturer.

Preview: Cumnock Tryst 2016

Two extraordinary ensembles will feature as artists-in-residence at Sir James MacMillan’s Cumnock Tryst festival 2016.

Embassy Brass (photographs)

I joined the fantastic Embassy Brass quintet for the afternoon to photograph their demo recording session.  You can find my…

LSO Brass Ensemble (review)

Appearing in the ten-part line-up that was pioneered by the legendary Philip Jones Brass Ensemble, the London Symphony Orchestra brass…