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The tuba Is the largest and the deepest sounding brass instrument. It adds a depth to every ensemble that no other brass instrument can. Good tuba players are always in demand. Like the other brass instruments when combined with other instruments the sound that is produced is quite magical!

Learning to play the tuba

You can learn the tuba 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 tuba

    Learning the tuba requires strength and skill which will help to develop coordination. It can improve your memory and concentration. 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 the tuba 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 tuba in our low cost group lessons.

Find a tuba lesson

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

Hire a tuba

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


You start way down on a low B flat on the tuba and you have a chromatic scale; you can match the colours all the way up, till you get to the top of the trumpet.

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Gerry Mulligan

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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