Black Dyke’s star Principal Cornet player, Richard Marshall, spent a full day tutoring the cornet players from the Band of the Kings Division last month.
Commenting on their individual lessons,
Musn Andrew Ashworth:
“In the hour I had with Richard I wouldn’t have imagined to cover so much from basic warm up to control of vibrato. The hour was structured very well with minor points and major points covered. This lesson has taught me aspects I can take forward to better myself as a player in my work performances or recitals and even onto the contest stage.”
Musn Ashley Marston:
“Richard was very useful in both highlighting the areas I needed to work on and more importantly giving material and exercises to use to improve these areas. In just an hour I gained so much knowledge about how I play and how to get to where I want to be.”
Musn Margret Pattie:
“Obviously I’ve only ever heard amazing things about Richard so was really nervous about having a lesson with him. He was a fabulous teacher and really didn’t disappoint. We only had an hour together but learnt so much and really gave me motivation to keep pushing my musical skills. We went through warm ups, lips slurs and strengthening the corners of my embouchure. I had a lot of questions to ask him and every answer was very informative.”
Cpl Martin Leach:
“Richard is a great teacher. Always listens and knows how to achieve the best results from what can feel like a very short time with him. He gave me enough to work on for the next six months.”
LCpl Adam Jones:
“Great lesson with Richard, very informative and enjoyable. I feel privileged to have been given the opportunity to get advice from such a cornet player.”
Cpl John Pearson:
“To have a lesson with Richard was amazing. He really is a master in all areas of the art of performance on cornet and beyond. In just an hour we covered so much, such as warm ups, practice routines, style and technical work to name just a few. He has a relaxed style of teaching and you can really feel that he wants to help you be the best you possibly can. He has given me so much to work on and I could immediately feel the benefits. I’m already looking forward to my next lesson!”
This visit is part of a continued collaboration as Richard will make a return visit to the army later in 2019.