David Pearce

Trombonist, Teacher & Musical Director 

David Pearce - trombonist


David is a freelance trombonist and can often be seen performing for many of the big bands in the UK.

He has also played with the Hallé Orchestra, the London Pro-Arte, Forum Sinfonietta, and was principal bass trombone with Orchestre Ostinato from 2007 - 2009.

David Pearce - lessons


David is also a passionate teacher with over seventeen years' experience teaching both privately and in schools with the Essex, Norfolk, Hull and North East Lincs Music Hubs. 

Now based near Louth, Lincolnshire, David holds an enhanced DBS certificate and is available for one-to-one or group lessons as well as big band coaching.

David Pearce - musical director

Musical Director:

David is the conductor of Louth Wind Orchestra that he founded in September 2019.

Since July 2021 he is also the musical director of the John Miller Orchestra, an honour bestowed upon him by the late John Miller, nephew of Glenn Miller.

He also makes guest appearances conducting ensembles and directing big bands.


"I have known young Pearce since he was a lad. In an amazingly short time he has reached a high professional standard. How high I hear you ask? High enough that I gladly pay for his services in the John Miller Orchestra. He even joins the trombone jazz rat race in our version of the '2 O'Clock Jump' on 'bass 'bone. No mean feat. See you David, keep it up."

- the late John Miller, nephew of Glenn Miller

"David, congratulations with your new website. I am impressed with the look of it and it shows your artistic style perfectly...Keep sliding my friend."

- Ben Van-Dijk, solo bass trombonist

"David Pearce knows what swing's all about and how to play it!

Catch him if you can and swing along with him!"

- The late Malcolm Laycock, BBC Radio 2

"Having taught David at the RNCM I have always taken an interest in his career and with this extremely resourceful website it is clear that he continues to be a motivated and versatile all round musician."

- Chris Houlding, trombonist & conductor