Teaching & Workshops

Teaching forms a significant part of my career alongside playing. As professor of Baroque Trombone and Historical Performance at the Royal Academy of Music in London, the Utrecht Conservatoire in the Netherlands, and the Royal Conservatoire of Brussels, I teach one-to-one lessons and coach ensembles on a regular basis. Through these and other institutions, I have directed large scale projects involving instrumentalists and singers from all over the world and I find myself collaborating on a regular basis with othesituations educational institutions.

Private Lessons

I gladly give individual lessons and group coaching, which can be arranged privately and take place in a convenient location in several countries.

I have started offering lessons via Skype or FaceTime again. This is a good way to connect to get feedback about a wide range of technical and musical issues. Lessons are available in 30 minute sessions and sometimes just half an hour to discuss specific points can really help to guide your technical or musical development.  All from the comfort of your home/studio.

Please contact me for details about prices.

Every year I run several workshops/courses in several countries and catering for all types of player. Some include singers and most include other instruments from the 16th and 17th centuries.   A new addition to my activities this year are the one-day workshops held in San Sebastián. These are open just to sackbut players and trombonists who are interested in exploring the work of pre-classical repertoire. The days include individual lessons, group coaching and ensemble playing.  For more information or to apply, please contact me.

Workshops 2018

April 27-29: San Sebastián, Spain.

May 22-27: Hof, Germany

May 31st: Sackbut Solutions ‘Sackbut Day’ in San Sebastián

June 23rd: Sackbut Solutions ‘Sackbut Day’ in San Sebastián

July 2-6: Osiris Summer Academy, Mechelen, Belgium

July 12th: Sackbut Solutions ‘Sackbut Day’ in San Sebastián



Adam was so easy to work with arranging the course and as a tutor I thought he was just fantastic, with his gentle but extremely exacting way of pulling the very best out from each of us both as individuals and also as a coherent group.

Having taught on various international early music courses in places including Israel, Germany, Belgium and Sweden and co-founded the Newark Early Music Course, as well as on occassions being invited to teach sackbut as a visiting professor at music conservatoires around the UK, Ihave recently found myself with a following of interested, enthusiastic students of all levels. We meet a few times a year for individual lessons, ensemble playing, workshops and a chance to share our enthusiasm for the sackbut and it’s fantastically wide repertoire. So far, the meetings have all taken place in London as this has been the most convenient but, not being affiliated to any particular institution, our venue for these sessions is a moveable feast and depends entirely on the number of students and our combined abilities to book/rent/borrow appropriate space! These sessions offer something for anybody who is keen to learn a bit more about sackbut playing – regardless of playing level or experience, and we’re always keen to meet new people! Please contact me if you would like more information.