BMus(hons) LRSM CMETrinity
Becky has always been fascinated with instrumental music, especially low brass, and she is passionate about sharing that with others. Becky started her brass journey on the baritone horn before moving on to the euphonium, gaining her grade 8 distinction at the age of 14 and a seat in the National Youth Wind Orchestra a year later. At 16 she won a place as a scholar on the Hampshire Specialist Music Course, studying with Julian Poore (Chamber Orchestra of Europe). She gained her degree on trombone at the Birmingham Conservatoire, studying with Bob Hughes (RSNO, Philharmonia, LSO) and Ed Jones (CBSO). She continued her interest in valved instruments, studying Euphonium with Katrina Marzella (Black Dyke Band) and bass trumpet with David Purser (Phillip Jones Brass Ensemble). She has since gone on to gain her LRSM performance diploma and the Certificate of Music Education. She is now in demand as a performer, a solo recitalist, a teacher and low brass coach across the midlands. Becky’s performance credits include the English premiere of Karl Jenkins’s ‘Dewi Sant’ in Birmingham Town Hall with Gemini Brass, with whom she holds the third chair. In 2016, her debut book 'Music for Children' was published, introducing everything musical in a fun, interactive and approachable way.
BMus(hons) PGDipRNCM CMETrinity
Sean studied trumpet at Birmingham Conservatoire under Alan Thomas (CBSO, BBC Concert), graduating in 2011. He then went on to win a scholarship for postgraduate study at the Royal Northern College of Music. Sean gained his PGDip(solo) in 2013 after holding the position of principal trumpet with the Chamber Orchestra, Concert Orchestra, Brass Ensemble and featuring as a soloist with the RNCM brass band.
As a professional musician Sean has extensive TV and radio credits including live performances on BBC London, numerous appearances on the Free Radio Birmingham Breakfast Show, Sky Sports and BT Sports, as well as recorded performances on Channel 4’s Hollyoaks, E4’s Don’t Tell the Bride, ITV, Radio Nottingham, HKG FM (Japan) and WRUV 90.1 (USA), even performing for Pope Benedict live on BBC1.
Sean now combines extensive work as a freelance musician with a busy teaching schedule around the Midlands; including being Teacher of Trumpet and Ensemble Director at Nottingham High School and Specialist Visiting Lecturer at Birmingham Conservatoire.