Siam Duriyang Music Workshop 2022

I was thrilled to be invited by Dr Yos Vaneesorn, principal clarinet in the Royal Bangkok Symphony Orchestra and one of the most highly regarded musicians in Thailand, to work with some of Thailand’s talented young trumpeters as part of the Siam Duriyang Music Workshops 2022.

Thailand is rapidly becoming a key player in the development of some of Asia’s best young brass players. The country boasts two superb symphony orchestras, a collection of excellent university music faculties, several specialist music colleges plus several stunning concert halls. Throw into the mix highly committed and experienced teachers it is no wonder that young Thai musicians are picking up some of the top orchestral positions in Asia.

The trumpet workshops were held at the Horwang School, one of the best schools for young musicians in Thailand, and it was clear all the students present were committed and determined to realise to the full their talents as musicians. Apart from covering aspects of basic technique we also rehearsed and performed two short pieces by Dr Yos, The Crocodile followed by The Spider.

Siam Duriyang Music Workshop 2022 also included masterclasses by Dr Daren Robbins (horn), Supat Hanpatanachai (saxophone) and Prapat Prateepphlipon (bass trombone)

Trumpeters (from left to right:
1.Loy Siang Kang (YST)
2.Chanun Mallanoo (YST)
3.Attaphat Khunrattanaprakarn (SatiKU)
4.Suraseth Prasunthawong (CU)
5.Chatchanok Pibool (CU)
6.Nunnapat Tanjitsatum (CU)
7.Wasin Chaiprasert (TUN)
8.Kanapod Wangtrakool (Horwang)

Peace for Ukraine on Spotify

Peace for Ukraine, featuring the beautiful Prayer of St Gregory by the American composer, Alan Hovhaness has been released on Spotify.

The performance by Paul Archibald (trumpet) and Mariko Ono (piano) has also been used as the music to accompany a film to highlight the work of The Salvation Army with refugees in Ukraine and bordering countries. The film also contains information on how to support the invaluable The Salvation Army is currently doing in the region.

Free Downloads

Welcome to my new GIVEAWAYS page! There’ll be regular free downloads available and the process is very simple: go to the Giveaways page and click on the download link for the product you require. You’ll be asked to fill in your email address but this is only to allow the download link to be sent to your email address. You won’t receive any unwanted spam.


At the moment the complete series of three BREATHE books are available. Check out the downloads page here:

The BREATHE books are a complete practice method to get your playing in shape and to improve your range and stamina. Ideal for trumpeters and cornet players but can also be helpful for all treble clef instruments.

A selection of exercises from BREATHE Book 1

Each book is divided into 10 lessons so why not try Lesson 1 for a week and see how you get on? If you practice the method every day you’ll notice a difference by the end of the first lesson. The lessons are stand alone or can be used as a warm up regime to take you onto the next stage of your practice.

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