Euphonium and baritone

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The word euphonium in Greek is Euponos, meaning “well sounding “or “sweet voiced”. The baritone is similar to the euphonium but with a cylindrical bore rather than a conical bore. They are still the same length and similar size. These tenor instruments play an important role in a brass band and wind band. They are relatively new instruments but lots of repertoire is being written for them.

Learning to play the euphonium and baritone

You can learn the euphonium or baritone in individual lessons or in small groups. Group lessons can either be all on the same instrument or in a mixed brass session. You will learn how to hold the instrument, good technique, and how to control your breathing and your tongue.

  • Benefits of learning the euphonium or baritone

    Learning the euphonium or baritone can improve your memory and concentration. They both require strength and skill which instrument will help to develop coordination. You can learn a whole range of musical styles. Plus, playing brass instruments improves breathing technique and can give players lungs as efficient as athletes

  • Is it the right instrument for me?

    If you are looking for a versatile instrument and want to play something in a band with others then either of these could be the instrument for you. Brass players also get all the best bits in film music; they get the big tunes and all the glory; think Star Wars, Superman, Avengers, James Bond etc. Listen out for a brass instrument next time you are watching your favourite film!


You can start to learn the euphonium or baritone in our low cost group lessons.

Find a euphonium or baritone lesson

Lessons are available in schools or at music centres after school and at weekends.

Hire a euphonium or baritone

There’s no need to invest in an instrument as a beginner – you can hire one from us to play at home.


A band is only as good as its euphonium section

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John Philip Sousa

Registering for lessons

Lessons can take place in most schools during the school day or in our music centres across Berkshire. You can choose from group or individual lessons for any instrument. Once you have registered, our team will be in touch with options for lesson times to suit you.

Register here

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