Project Youtube has been a labour of love for me. I started this project to help me alleviate my own practice boredom. 10 years ago I found that I was making more progress with my playing if I used backing tracks. These tracks enabled me to really lock into a tonal centre but kept me in time. I could have used drones and a metronome but the backing tracks were the key to unlocking the next stage in my playing. They helped me to achieve a better range, endurance and most of all, a better sound.  Please use the videos freely and subscribe to my channel, if there is something that you would like to see, let me know.

Brass performer, teacher, composer, arranger and conductor.

Ashley Buxton is the Director of Music at a grammar school in the West Midlands. He has an impressive background that includes 12 years as a trumpeter in the Regimental Band of Her Majesty’s Coldstream Guards. Ashley joined the Army at 18 as a professional Trumpeter and was awarded the Besson Brass Player of the Year 2000 at the Royal Military School of Music and the Royal Military School of Music Certificate for Exceptional Proficiency on the Trumpet/Cornet.

His career enabled him to travel and perform on live TV, at a royal wedding, on 36 commercially recorded CDs, at Live 8 and in premier concert halls around the world.

Having gained a BMus Hons Degree in Music from Trinity College in 2007, Ashley left the army for a career in teaching in 2011. He gained Qualified Teacher Status with Bromley Schools’ Collegiate and Bullers Wood School and is currently enjoying working with musicians and students in the Midlands.

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