Inspired to play, but don’t currently learn an orchestral instrument?

One of the easiest ways to pick an instrument is to go a music shop and have a go at trying different ones and see which one you like the most. However, there are a lot of other factors to consider when choosing a musical instrument such as your music preferences, your budget for an instrument, space it might take up, your personal characteristics, the mobility of the instrument and potential career options.

If you’re thinking about learning an instrument but are not sure which one to choose, take a look at our videos below of some of our tutors introducing their instruments. More videos coming soon!

Violin


 

Viola


 

 

Viola


 

Cello


 

Flute


 

Flute


 

Bassoon


 

French horn


 

Trumpet

Trombone


 

Percussion


 

Harp


 

Check out NCO's YouTube channel to see lots of orchestral instruments in action - which sound do you prefer?