Paul Cosh

Online lessons and consultations available

After a difficult time through the pandemic, or for any other reason, maybe your chops have changed, practice has become stale, or other issues have come up and you would like to reset and refresh your routine.

I can certainly help. A one-off Zoom, Skype or Facetime consultation can be very productive in creating a way forward immediately and we can arrange follow-ups, or more regular sessions, if you would like.

Hit the button above to contact me if you’re interested in making a fresh start or dealing with issues that have arisen over the last year or so.


James Fountain, Principal Trumpet, The London Symphony Orchestra

Paul Cosh is the best teacher I’ve ever worked with and I owe him so much. He has the answer to any issue and his advice was invaluable when I switched from cornet to trumpet. I will always go to him if I need to discuss playing issues.

Kate Moore, Principal Trumpet, BBC Concert Orchestra

Paul Cosh is a terrific teacher. He has the ability to see a student’s needs, musically, physically, and most importantly, mentally. Good straightforward advice from Paul has helped me on many occasions throughout my career. No gimmicks, no smoke and mirrors, just fantastic teaching.

Steve Stewart, Soprano Cornet Supremo

Paul Cosh is the only person I would go to with technical or performance issues. He is a great teacher.

Paul Denegri, former Head of Brass, Wells Cathedral School

Lessons from Paul Cosh are an enlightening experience for both students and staff. His care and attention to individual needs is so refreshing and his approach to students of all ages is engaging, informative and reaps rewards long after his visit is over.

Paul Cosh

After a successful freelance career including engagements with the major London orchestras, stints in the West End and appearances on recordings and film soundtracks, Paul joined the BBC Symphony Orchestra in 1987 and remained a member until 2005.

Alongside his work as a performer, Paul was a Professor at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama for 30 years and has acted as the external examiner at colleges and conservatoires throughout the United Kingdom.

Paul has always maintained close links with the brass band community. He has coached and conducted some of the finest bands in the UK and adjudicated high profile contests at home and abroad. He is currently part of the team delivering Player Development lectures around the country for Brass Band England.