The Trombone is part of the Brass Family. Unlike most other brass instruments, which have valves that, when pressed, alter the pitch of the instrument, trombones instead have a telescoping slide mechanism that varies the length of the instrument to change the pitch. However, many modern trombone models also have a valve attachment which lowers the pitch of the instrument. <more information needed?>
Students of all levels are welcome to participate in either our one-to-one lessons or small groups lessons (available through our schools program). While it is preferable for students to have their own instrument, they can be hired from Conservatorium.
Students studying at the Central Coast Conservatorium are offered the opportunity to perform in up to two concert practice performances each term (concert practice is an informal performance which includes masterclass style feedback from teachers) as well as in more formal end of term concerts in front of an audience of family and friends. Throughout the year, the conservatorium also hosts workshops and professional recitals for students to attend.
Students may also choose to join several ensembles, including: