The brass family contains a variety of instruments. The main instruments are the trumpet, French horn, trombone and tuba. We also teach cornet, tenor horn, euphonium and baritone.

The instruments of the brass family are very versatile. The trumpet and trombone are particularly adaptable to all kinds of music and are found in orchestras, windbands, jazz bands and pop groups.

All brass instruments are played in a similar way which involves producing a buzzing sound into a mouthpiece. Like all orchestral instruments, brass are lots of fun and come to life when played with other people.

How old do you have to be to play?

Most people start to learn a brass instrument from Years 3 or 4. It is helpful for pupils to have their adult front teeth before they start to learn. Cornets and tenor horns are particularly good for younger pupils as they are easier to hold but it is quite straightforward to change instruments should a pupil wish to.


Surrey Arts teach lessons all over the county including Camberley, Oxted, Reigate, Banstead, Woking, Staines and Guildford.