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I have had the incredible privilege to experience amazing musical moments, develop my teaching and growing as a musician over my career, and I have always loved sharing what I've learnt. That is why I am so excited about the Ian Bousfield Experience - now I can share these insights with you, no matter where you are!


Welcome to the Ian Bousfield Experience!

I have had the incredible privilege to experience amazing musical moments, develop my teaching and growing as a musician over my career, and I have always loved sharing what I've learnt. That is why I am so excited about the Ian Bousfield Experience - now I can share these insights with you, no matter where you are!

On the Ian Bousfield Experience you will hear episodes from my What I Learned From... series, my Heroes of Pedagogy interview series, Q&A Sessions from my listeners, a mix of highlights from masterclasses, lessons and keynotes, as well as my thoughts on a broad range of topics including pedagogy, the trombone, performance and the classical music world.

To listen, head to your favorite podcasting service and search for The Ian Bousfield Experience. Leave a review on iTunes and let me know what you think!

The Ian Bousfield Experience Ian Boufsield

    • Performing Arts
    • 4.9 • 28 Ratings

I have had the incredible privilege to experience amazing musical moments, develop my teaching and growing as a musician over my career, and I have always loved sharing what I've learnt. That is why I am so excited about the Ian Bousfield Experience - now I can share these insights with you, no matter where you are!


Welcome to the Ian Bousfield Experience!

I have had the incredible privilege to experience amazing musical moments, develop my teaching and growing as a musician over my career, and I have always loved sharing what I've learnt. That is why I am so excited about the Ian Bousfield Experience - now I can share these insights with you, no matter where you are!

On the Ian Bousfield Experience you will hear episodes from my What I Learned From... series, my Heroes of Pedagogy interview series, Q&A Sessions from my listeners, a mix of highlights from masterclasses, lessons and keynotes, as well as my thoughts on a broad range of topics including pedagogy, the trombone, performance and the classical music world.

To listen, head to your favorite podcasting service and search for The Ian Bousfield Experience. Leave a review on iTunes and let me know what you think!

    Episode 36: Competitions Examined

    Episode 36: Competitions Examined

    As a well-documented solo competition sceptic, I felt it important to discuss this matter, particularly as a solo competition in my name has just been announced! If you are interested, you can find out more here:
    https://getzen.com/gazette/2020/12/22/getzen-announces-first-annual-ian-bousfield-internation-tenor-trombone-solo-competition/

    • 43 min
    Episode 35: Mravinsky, Margaret Thatcher and God!

    Episode 35: Mravinsky, Margaret Thatcher and God!

    Behind every form of beautiful human expression are we going to find a mathematical formula? And, where Margaret Thatcher got it wrong with the unions; she should have listened to musicians and looked at management structures in self-governing orchestras. Enjoy!

    • 25 min
    Episode 34: Covid Questions 4

    Episode 34: Covid Questions 4

    Parameters. How do we judge what is good and what is bad, and how does this lead to some countries thinking they produce better brass players than the others?! Choice of bell metal, and which way around should a section sit.

    • 48 min
    Episode 33: Covid Questions 3

    Episode 33: Covid Questions 3

    Tune in to learn about hissing noises when you play and more ghost busting, plus the distance classes I've been doing.

    • 41 min
    Episode 32: Covid Questions 2

    Episode 32: Covid Questions 2

    What would great conductors of yesterday make of our current situation? Playing wet or dry, and how to cope long-term in an orchestra (if we ever get back into one! Haha!). Hope you enjoy!

    • 51 min
    Episode 31: Covid Questions 1

    Episode 31: Covid Questions 1

    I was so grateful for all of your input. Here are some of my thoughts on the 1st batch of questions! More to come.....

    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
28 Ratings

28 Ratings

Tbone Sean ,

Amazing job, Ian!

Fantastic insights into music, teaching and life from a remarkable person. Thank you, Ian, for such a wonderful and thoughtful podcast. I love it!

Mike-144 ,

Awesomely helpful but hard to listen to

I wish his mic setup as better audio quality. Too much reverb gives me motion sickness.

johnspins ,

Realistic and Relevant Topics and Discussions On Them

Ian discusses performance challenges we all have as musicians. There is some unfiltered, real life examples he shares in how we had taken them on.

Highly recommend!

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