The Brass Department offers the opportunity for children and young people, to receive tuition in a wide range of brass instruments. We have a team of peripatetic brass tutors working in both Primary and Secondary schools. This provision gives children access to tuition on brass instruments and it also provides support to the teaching staff in each school. We have a team of specialist brass tutors who work at the City of Belfast School of Music in the evenings 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.

The 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


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 – time

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 of our brass players participate in concerts, recitals and/or church services throughout the year.


Instrument Repairs

Our instrument technician is available for repairs to all brass instruments on loan from the City of Belfast 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