Cornet Day

Our Cornet Day is for players who have achieved Grade 6 or above (or the equivalent) and are looking to audition for conservatoire study or improve their general instrumental skills.

This exciting event will give you the opportunity to work with some of the finest teachers, musicians and students from all over the world, as well as the chance to meet, perform and socialise with like-minded talented musicians.

RNCM Cornet Day attendees receive:

  • Masterclasses and tuition with RNCM staff, including performance, technique and ensemble classes
  • Advice on preparing for auditions and performances
  • Q&A session with RNCM staff and students
  • A short informal concert featuring all delegates and course directors

What are the benefits?

Immersive Learning Opportunities

The RNCM Cornet Day is distinctive in relation to the quality of coaching that will be provided by players and teachers who have reached the highest levels of performance and education in the music industry. The intensive day is designed to develop in each individual player the importance of a whole mind and body approach to communicating music through their instrument.

Students who would benefit from this course may be:

  • a student preparing for conservatoire entrance auditions
  • a music education student planning a career in a performance setting or postgraduate study
  • a music enthusiast wishing to enhance their musical experience by working with the RNCM as part of a professional development experience

Learn From and Work With Highly Experienced Musicians

You will be taught by staff from the RNCM Cornet department:

Professor Roger Webster Senior Tutor in Cornet, Trumpet and Performance Psychology
Professor Roger Webster has been playing at the highest level with brass bands for over three decades. As principal cornet, he spent 10 years with Black Dyke, seven with CWS Glasgow, a brief period at Brighouse and Rastrick, and was a longstanding member of Grimethorpe Colliery. Alongside his above commitments, Roger has been active as a soloist throughout his career, visiting over 25 countries and performing in many of the world’s most prestigious concert halls.

Richard Marshall  Tutor in Cornet
One of the finest cornet players of his generation, Richard began playing at the age of nine. In 1996, aged 19, he became principal cornet of Grimethorpe Colliery Band, a position he held for 10 years. During this time, Richard gained a BA (Hons) in Band Studies and an LRSM in Bandmastership. Richard is currently principal cornet of the world-famous Black Dyke Band, a position that is known as the ‘hottest seat in banding’.

How Much Does it Cost?

 The cost of this one-day event is £30, which includes all tuition. Our Café will also be open throughout the day for cash transactions, offering a selection of snacks, sandwiches and drinks.


Attendees should have achieved Grade 6+ (or the equivalent). Anyone under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

How do I Apply?

Applications for our 2019 instrument days have now closed. If you’d like to enquire about future events, please contact