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Fortwilliam Park, Belfast,
BT15 4AR,
028 9078 4200
The Brass Department offers the opportunity for children and young people, drawn mainly from the Greater Belfast area, to receive tuition in a wide range of brass instruments. We have a team of three full-time brass teachers and five part-time brass tutors working in both Primary and Secondary schools. This provision gives children access to learn to play a brass instrument and also provides support to the teaching staff in each school. Twenty specialist part-time brass tutors work at the School of Music in the evening and weekends delivering individual lessons and group tuition. Our brass students enjoy opportunities to rehearse together in various bands and orchestras, performing throughout the year in a range of venues both home and abroad.The School of Music is pleased to offer a full range of Brass Instruments for loan to current day and evening students.Instrument range
Trumpet, Cornet, French Horn, Tenor Horn, Baritone, Euphonium, Trombone, Tuba

Day School Tuition
Our brass teachers make weekly visits to Primary and Secondary schools throughout the Belfast Education and Library Board area.Evening Tuition
Consists of weekly, late afternoon and evening, individual lessons with specialist brass teachers

Junior Groups/Ensembles
Age specific (Primary 5 – 7) wind bands meet on Saturday mornings during term – tim

Senior Groups/Ensembles
Provision of weekly rehearsals for mainly secondary age students. The groups include Orchestras, Wind Bands, Jazz Band and Brass Band

Concerts and Events
All ages of brass players participate in concerts, recitals and/or church services throughout the yearInstrument Repairs
An instrument technician is available for repairs to all brass instruments on loan from the School of Music

A Brass player who is a member of one of our senior groups can have the opportunity to participate in tours to Europe and USA

Added Value

A number of workshops and master classes take place offering brass students the chance to work with top brass professionals

Head of Brass Department
Mrs Wendy Mc Cormack