The Brass Academy

The Brass Academy provides five day residential or day brass music courses for brass players aged 8 to 18, of Grade 1 standard to Grade 8 and beyond.

The Brass Academy provides an outstanding environment in which children can learn and improve their playing while also having a great time. Our tutors are world-class brass players who also have a skilled and empathetic teaching style; while the afternoon sport and the evening activities really help the children make friends and enjoy themselves. Our next course is 23 - 27 August 2021 at Purcell School, Bushey, Hertfordshire

Operating as usual

26/06/2021

Come and have a blast with the Brass Academy this summer! 23-27 August at Purcell School, Hertfordshire. Over 100 children already signed up, but after securing further boarding accommodation, we have space for a few more! Outstanding brass tuition for children aged 8-18 of all standards (including the Workshop for Grade 8+), plus sport and fun evening activities. Day and residential places available. More details at https://www.brass-academy.co.uk Come and join the buzz!

Come and have a blast with the Brass Academy this summer! 23-27 August at Purcell School, Hertfordshire. Over 100 children already signed up, but after securing further boarding accommodation, we have space for a few more! Outstanding brass tuition for children aged 8-18 of all standards (including the Workshop for Grade 8+), plus sport and fun evening activities. Day and residential places available. More details at https://www.brass-academy.co.uk Come and join the buzz!

04/05/2021

Only 25 places left on the Brass Academy’s Summer Course at Purcell School, Herts 23 - 27 Aug! Hurry and book your place before they all go - 70 are booked on already. Outstanding brass tuition for children aged 8-18, plus sport and fun evening activities. More details at https://www.brass-academy.co.uk/date-venue-and-cost-2021/ Come and join the buzz!

Only 25 places left on the Brass Academy’s Summer Course at Purcell School, Herts 23 - 27 Aug! Hurry and book your place before they all go - 70 are booked on already. Outstanding brass tuition for children aged 8-18, plus sport and fun evening activities. More details at https://www.brass-academy.co.uk/date-venue-and-cost-2021/ Come and join the buzz!

09/03/2021

Come and have a blast this summer! We are delighted to announce that our Summer Course at Purcell School, Bushey, Herts will take place 23 - 27 August 2021. Booking is open now at https://www.brass-academy.co.uk/date-venue-and-cost-2021/

Outstanding brass music tuition from world-class tutors for 8-18 year olds of Grade 1 to Grade 8/Diploma standard: plus a two hour fun sports session each day, and great evening activities for the boarders. Day and residential places available.

Come and have a blast this summer! We are delighted to announce that our Summer Course at Purcell School, Bushey, Herts will take place 23 - 27 August 2021. Booking is open now at https://www.brass-academy.co.uk/date-venue-and-cost-2021/

Outstanding brass music tuition from world-class tutors for 8-18 year olds of Grade 1 to Grade 8/Diploma standard: plus a two hour fun sports session each day, and great evening activities for the boarders. Day and residential places available.

25/02/2020

Half term is over; next stop Easter holidays. Time to book the children on to the Brass Academy Easter Course! 14-18 April at Purcell School, Herts. Outstanding music tuition, afternoon sport, and fun evening activities for boarders. They will improve and learn loads, and have a great time too! Book at https://www.brass-academy.co.uk/booking

28/01/2020

Book the children on our outstanding Easter brass music course! They'll come home having learned loads; their playing and technique will have greatly improved; and they will be full of enthusiasm for their instrument. Plus they will have had a fantastic time. You're welcome! Early booking discount for Easter ends Friday. Full details at www.brass-academy.co.uk

19/01/2020

Well we'd give this piece of homework 10 out of 10! 💯🏆🎺

15/01/2020

Book on a Brass Academy Course this year! Early booking discount for the Easter Course ends 31 Jan, so hurry!

28/11/2019

Name that Tune #2! It's a topical one...

26/11/2019

Just the excuse you need...it's National Cake Day! 🍰🧁😋

24/11/2019

Join the Buzz and "Name that Tune"!

20/11/2019

The Brass Academy

15/11/2019

Join the buzz - come on one of our courses in 2020!

15/11/2019

Join the buzz - book on one of our 2020 courses!

05/09/2019

‘Ann, what’s your favourite?’. This one!

05/09/2019

‘Tom, is this your favourite?’. Yep!

04/09/2019

As we plan next courses for next year, we thought we’d take a look back-what was your favourite slogan?

30/08/2019

And the finale.

29/08/2019

The Force Awakens! And we certainly felt it all week. Thanks to everybody for a superb week of hard work, lovely playing, great fun and a lot of laughing!

29/08/2019

Always nice to play. Staff-Mr Jums! One of the all time greats.

29/08/2019

O Magnum Mysterium thanks to arranger Phil Littlemore performed by the Workshop

29/08/2019

Air Force One! A real favourite by Advanced Ensemble.

29/08/2019

Olympic Fanfare! Thanks to Carol for such great coaching.

29/08/2019

Thanks Doug. Lower brass sounding great.

29/08/2019

Fabulous playing-solo competition winner.

29/08/2019

Intermediate ensemble playing LOTR

29/08/2019

Mmmm.......

29/08/2019

Dr Who? Initial ensemble

29/08/2019

Captain Americaaaaasa! Well done trumpets.

23/08/2019

Trumpets nailing Captain America!

23/08/2019

Bravo!

23/08/2019

Just fabulous!

23/08/2019

Thank you all! See you in 2020!

23/08/2019

Workshop and Lee Tsamarklis enjoying some Champagne! from Homage to the Noble Grape by Goff Richards.

23/08/2019

No need to comment. Just listen.

23/08/2019

Lower brass choir sounding fabulous. Thanks to Carol Jarvis, Doug Coleman, Katherine Hart, Elliot Laune and Lee Tsamarklis for some terrific guidance and inspiration.

Our Story

Our aim at The Brass Academy is to provide an outstanding environment in which children can learn and improve their playing while also having a great time. We achieve this principally by selecting tutors and other staff who combine a high pedigree as performers with a skilled and empathetic teaching style; while the afternoon sport and the evening activities really help the children make friends and enjoy themselves. Our courses in 2020 are 14-18 April at Purcell School in Hertfordshire; 10-14 August at St John’s School in Leatherhead, Surrey; and 24-28 August at Purcell School in Hertfordshire.

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And the finale.
The Force Awakens! And we certainly felt it all week. Thanks to everybody for a superb week of hard work, lovely playing...
Always nice to play. Staff-Mr Jums! One of the all time greats.
O Magnum Mysterium thanks to arranger Phil Littlemore performed by the Workshop
Air Force One! A real favourite by Advanced Ensemble.
Olympic Fanfare! Thanks to Carol for such great coaching.
Thanks Doug. Lower brass sounding great.
Fabulous playing-solo competition winner.
Intermediate ensemble playing LOTR
Mmmm.......
Dr Who? Initial ensemble
Captain Americaaaaasa! Well done trumpets.

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