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The brass family are one of the oldest and most established instrument groups. Brass instruments are used in a huge variety of music, bringing a huge variety of sound and excitement. From solos to ensembles, classical to jazz or film, playing a brass instrument can also help your breathing and has many health benefits.

Advantages

Why you should play brass instruments

  • Versatile

    Brass players are used in just about every style and genre of music. Great for solos and playing with others!

  • Sociable

    Brass instruments are extremely sociable. In bands and orchestras they normally form part of team of brass instruments with up to five in a team and between 12 and 30 in each ensemble!

  • Affordable

    Brass instruments are relatively strong and hard wearing, and are much cheaper than some other families of instruments

Cornet

A small conical instrument, great for small hands and the star of the brass band

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Trumpet

Very similar to the cornet but straight and a more direct sound, used in orchestras, jazz, soul and pop

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Tenor Horn

A lyrical instrument that features in brass bands. Small and compact,  it’s a great instrument to start on

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French Horn

Used in orchestras and wind bands, this instrument is able to play high and low and composers love writing for it

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Euphonium/Baritone

Much like tenor horns but a bit bigger and play slightly lower, rich sounding notes. The baritone has a brighter sound than the euphonium

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Trombone

This versatile instrument is the only instrument that uses a slide instead of valves. Plays in all types of ensemble. Always in short supply so lots of opportunities to play

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Tuba

The biggest of the brass family and the lowest sounding, it provides the bass line in a brass band, and supports the whole orchestra with its incredible depth of sound

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Instrument hire

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

Help with fees

Our lessons start from £10 each but we also offer financial support for families in need.

Venues and locations

You can learn to play brass instruments in many schools or in our music centres across Berkshire.

REGISTRATION

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.

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