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When & Where

Suitable For

  • Adults / 19+

Quick Facts

  • Availability No
  • Tutor Isha Crichlow
  • Course Code MEN019C

What you will learn

Explore wind band repertoire in a variety of styles, with opportunities for public performance. Suitable for players of Grade 4-6 (ABRSM) standard. Students can join in any term, subject to tutor approval. Players of all woodwind and brass instruments are welcome to join this very sociable class.

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • hold an independent part and contribute to keeping a steady pulse in ensemble repertoire with a moderately challenging rhythmic content
  • listen across the enemble to assess your place in relation to balance, blend and intonation
  • blend in with a section playing the same part
  • differentiate between melody and accompanying roles in a piece and play accordingly
  • use a variety of articulation, tone, dynamic and phrasing to convey the character of different musical works and styles


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    Entry requirements

    At least two years' playing experience or a level of at least ABRSM Grade 4 is necessary. Previous ensemble experinece is desirable but not essential, however you should be reasonably confident at reading rhythms, counting rests and playing in keys of up to 4 sharps and flats.

    What you need to know before you enrol

    You will need to be able to play for a two hour session with short break in the middle. Due to the nature of the instruments/content of the course you might be exposed to high volume levels. We strongly encourage everyone to bring a pair of ear plugs to every lesson.

    What you need

    Instrument, instrument stand, pencil, notebook (optional).

    Class format and activities

    Playing with the ensemble and with individual sections, Making note of practice required between sessions. Listening to the tutor and taking notes. Participating in an end-of-term in-class performance in external performance opportunities where possible.