Woodwind Department

The Woodwind Department offers the opportunity for children and young people, to receive tuition in a wide range of Woodwind instruments. We have a team of peripatetic Woodwind teachers working in both Primary and Secondary schools. This provision gives children access to tuition on Woodwind instruments and it also provides support to the teaching staff in each school. We have a team of specialist Woodwind teachers who work at the City of Belfast School of Music in the evenings and weekends delivering individual lessons and group tuition. Our Woodwind 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 Woodwind Instruments for loan to current day and evening students.

The Instrument range

Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon and Saxophone.

Day School Tuition

Our woodwind teachers make weekly visits to Primary and Secondary EA schools throughout Belfast.


Evening Tuition

Consists of weekly, late afternoon and evening, individual lessons with specialist Woodwind  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 woodwind players participate in concerts, recitals and/or church services throughout the year.


Instrument Repairs

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


A Woodwind 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 woodwind students the chance to work with top professionals