Learn to Play Videos


Ian Bousfield 10 Tips for Trombonists

One of the greatest brass players of our time, Ian Bousfield gives some fantastic advice here in 10 short points. Warm ups, technique and things to avoid in your playing are all covered here with real precision.

 Alison Balsom Trumpet Masterclass 

Renowned trumpet soloist Alison Balsom gives her ideas and advice in this short masterclass. 

Brass Masterclass by Patrick Harrild 

Specifically for tuba players, but applicable to all brass players. This short masterclass, originally for a YouTube worldwide online competition, contains incredibly helpful approaches to fixing and improving areas of your playing significantly.



Free instructional videos for both ABRSM & Trinity College piano exams.

ABRSM Piano Syllabus


Nicola Benedetti Masterclasses Suitable for advanced level violinists

ABRSM Bowed Strings Syllabus


20 drum beats  This video can be used by beginners to intermediate pupils. Click here for helpful notes on the individual exercises:


Cajón para tí by John Overton, Part 1 of 3  Surrey Arts teacher John Overton has made these fantastic films on how to play the Cajón para tí.  

Mike Barnes Drums   This is a good link to developing basic kit fills. 

Philharmonia demonstration video: Timpani

Philharmonia demonstration video: Orchestral Percussion

Percussive Arts Society The world’s largest percussion organization and central source for information and networking for percussionists and drummers of all ages. The PAS website contains resources and education aids including the 40 Percussive Arts Society International Drum Rudiments: traditional, drum corps, orchestral, European, and contemporary drum rudiments.

Vic Firth Orchestral Percussion Videos A YouTube channel with good quality videos and demonstrations. The series ‘Percussion 101’ shows demonstrations of playing techniques on different orchestral percussion instruments.

Marimba Techniques by Theodor Miklov For the advanced player.

Craig Blundell | Basic rudiment ideas



BBC Learn to Sing  

Step by step videos, exercise, warm-ups and tips from professional singers and vocal coaches.

ABRSM Singing for Musical Theatre


ABRSM Woodwind Syllabus

Music Tech and Contemporary

Introduction to Mixxx open source DJ software


How to Play the Guitar Riff from 20th Century Boy Surrey Arts guitar tutor James Harrison demonstrates how to play the riff from this T. Rex classic.

Guitar Basics- ‘The House of Doom’ study  A good guide for new players, and good for practising pieces at different speeds.

Trinity Rock and Pop Guitar Skills

Trinity Rock and Pop Guitar Syllabus Showcase

RockSchool Guitar Syllabus Demos

ABRSM Classical Guitar Syllabus

Rick Beato, Top 20 Electric Guitar Intros Rick Beato’s videos are aimed at more at the established players, but are inspirational and informative for all learners. 


BBC Masterclasses and Live Lessons

ABRSM  The ABRSM is the exam board of the Royal Schools of Music, delivering over 650,000 music exams and assessments every year in 93 countries. Their website and YouTube channel contain exam support, syllabuses, and free online learning resources in their “Play On” programme.

ABRSM YouTube Channel  Exam prep, learning videos and syllabus videos for woodwind, strings, brass, percussion, piano, guitar and voice.

Trinity College Music Exams Every year Trinity College London supports the music education of thousands of students with assessments across classical, jazz and rock & pop music. Their website and YouTube channel contain exam support and learning resources for students.

Trinity College YouTube Channel  Exam prep and learning videos for woodwind, strings, brass, percussion, piano, guitar and voice.

Trinity Rock and Pop YouTube Channel Exam prep and learning videos for contemporary music instruments and music tech.

RockSchool – RSL Awards Exams, method books, YouTube tutorials

RockSchool YouTube Channel  Exam prep and learning videos for contemporary music instruments and music tech.

Academy of Contemporary Music  ACM is a specialist provider of creative industries education. Students including performers, producers, songwriters, technicians, and games developers are taught by established creative industry professionals.

ACM YouTube Channel  Videos and masterclasses for contemporary music instruments and music tech.