Brass Videos


Introduction to Brass and Welcome A brief introduction to the Surrey Arts Brass department from brass tutor, Carl Woodcroft.

Introduction to the Trumpet: Making a Sound Surrey Arts trumpet tutor Ed Maxwell gives a short guide to making a sound on a brass instrument for beginners.

The Story of The Trumpet  A whistle-stop tour of trumpets, by Surrey County Youth Orchestra trumpet tutor Ed Maxwell. Features trumpets you may never have heard of!

Improving on the Trumpet  Surrey Arts trumpet tutor Ed Maxwell gives advice to young trumpet players about how to improve and enjoy their playing, and why players do well in ensembles.

Introduction to the Tuba: Making a Sound  Surrey Arts brass curriculum lead Carl Woodcroft shows beginning tuba players the basics of making a sound on the tuba.

Tuba Advice for Beginners  Surrey Arts brass curriculum lead Carl Woodcroft offers beginning tuba players some tips for how to enjoy and improve their playing.

The Tuba: Holding and Safety  Surrey Arts brass curriculum lead Carl Woodcroft shows beginning tuba players how to hold the tuba.

Introduction to the Trombone: Top Tips for Beginners   Surrey Arts brass tutor Dominic Clarke introduces the trombone and gives his top tips for young players starting to learn to play.

Taking Care of Your Trombone  Surrey Arts tutor Dominic Clarke on how to assemble and take care of your trombone.

Trombone Technique  Surrey Arts trombone tutor Dominic Clarke with some tips on warming up and basic good habits for trombone technique. Suitable for beginners and improvers.

Introduction to the French Horn Surrey Arts brass teacher Gabrielle Westwood shows beginning players how to start getting a sound from the French Horn.


Ian Bousfield 10 Tips for Trombonists  One of the greatest brass players of our time, Ian Bousfield gives some fantastic advice here in 10 short points. Warm ups, technique and things to avoid in your playing are all covered here with real precision.

 Alison Balsom Trumpet Masterclass  Renowned trumpet soloist Alison Balsom gives her ideas and advice in this short masterclass. 

Brass Masterclass by Patrick Harrild  Specifically for tuba players, but applicable to all brass players. This short masterclass, originally for a YouTube worldwide online competition, contains incredibly helpful approaches to fixing and improving areas of your playing significantly.

French Horn Masterclass with Sarah Willis for the Berlin Philharmonic Sarah Willis, horn player of the Berliner Philharmoniker, gives a master class for the YouTube Symphony Orchestra 2011 introducing the horn parts of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 and Richard Strauss’s “Till Eulenspiegel”.


Bollywood Brass on YouTube  Bollywood Brass have made a fun resource for schools and home learning – a lockdown ‘play along’ video of a classic Bollywood song Dum Maro Dum. Young players can download the parts from this link and play along!

The Ashcombe School Brass Ensemble  The Ashcombe School Brass Ensemble from Dorking performs the Canzon a 10 by Giovanni Gabrieli as part of their At-Home Charity Concert. Get inspired by these amazing young players from Surrey!