In this half-hour session, trombonist and music leader for MusicEL, Matt Harrison, takes us through his Breathing Gym. There are lots of warmups and practical exercises which are useful for any musician who breathes (!), with many tips for your own practice. Although these are obviously relevant for wind, brass and singing, these are just as relevant for other instrumental players too – posture and breathing are central to the way our bodies work and how we communicate in music, or in life.
This seminar was produced by one of our partner organisations, Cornwall International Male Choral Festival as part of their 2021 online festival.
MusicEL tutor Matt Harrison here passes on to you the benefits of many decades of breathing well!. He is a trombone player, music leader and associate for Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra.
Matt has played for the Hallé Orchestra, Opera North and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic. He’s also worked with the Royal Shakespeare Company and BBC Philharmonic, and has also dedicated much time to teaching for Cornwall Music Service Trust, South West Music School, and in many schools.