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Trumpeter sounds note of hope for Kabul’s youth – Sunday Times

John Lubbock says: “This young man is one of the musicians my principal trumpet Paul Archibald has been remote teaching via Skype for 2 years How wonderful that such a small project should have such an impact”

This is a result of the distance learning scheme that Cayenna Ponchione set up with the Afghan National Institute of Music.  A number of OSJ players are involved, in this case Paul Archibald our principal trumpet.

Cayenna says: “This is Paul’s student who has really flourished under his tuition.”

Lauren Braithwaite, an Oxford postgrad who taught at the music school in Afghanistan for the last few years, said: “Qudrat is working really hard for his final recital next week (taking plenty of breaks though!) and the skills and knowledge he has gained with you Paul have made him ‘fall in love’ with his instrument again. He is now very much looking forward to taking up a junior faculty position next term and working with the younger students.”

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