Training: Easter Courses for Brass, Percussion and Music Theory for young people

English Brass Academy English Brass Academy and South West Music School are once again teaming up to offer high quality training to musicians aged 8 – 21 in the form of the Easter Brass Course. This year as well as the Brass Works and Brass Studio courses we are also running a Percussion Academy and a Grade 5 Music Theory at the same residential.

Based at Wellington School in Somerset, the 4-day course is set to be great fun as well as educational and culminates in a concert for family and friends.

Led by trumpet soloist Paul Archibald, the English Brass Academy team of distinguished performers and educators ensure the highest standard of tuition in a supportive and relaxed atmosphere.

Please note that for all courses you are now able to drop in for a single day, should you not be able to commit to the full course.

Brass Works is for brass players aged 8 – 13 from beginner to grade 8 standard – This course contains small and large ensemble work, creative composition workshops, performance preparation and sports and activities.

Brass Studio is for brass players aged 14 -17 & 18-21 who would like to take their playing to the next level – This course contains masterclasses, chamber music, orchestral excerpts, creative composition workshops, mock auditions, health and wellbeing an early music performance practice.

Percussion Academy is for percussionist aged 8-13 & 14-21 – This course focuses on percussion ensembles, brass group repertoire and sectional skills development including work on timpani, tuned percussion, snare drum, drum kit and latin percussion. There will also be options for individual coaching together with masterclasses from the tutors.

Grade 5 Music Theory – Julie Edwards, Director of Music at Beechwood Park School, delivers fun-filled lessons using her own specially-devised material culminating in a theory examination at the end of the course. Grade 5 theory can be a bit of a chore, but not with this exciting week of music and music theory.

Dates – Monday 14th – Thursday 17th April 2014 at Wellington School, Somerset

Residential Course – £400  Non-Residential Course – £280 

Drop in Day place – £65

To book or for more information visit or call Paul at English Brass Academy on 01306 508060.

Please note that the booking deadline is Friday 4th April 2014.

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