THE PROGRAM 

                                      That

HARD WORK & DETERMINATION trump talent every single time.

 The              

CURIOSITY & GRIT to problem solve.

The

ABILITY to delay

gratification in pursuit 

of a greater goal.

The PATIENCE 

to persist at a tough 

(& sometimes boring)  task.

Learning to Play a Musical Instrument 

                                                 will help build your child's character by developing

                                                                skills and mindsets that will last a lifetime:

HOW OLD DOES A STUDENT NEED TO BE TO GET STARTED?

 

You are never too old to learn any musical instrument - but...

why not get an early start? 

As soon your child has grown their permanent front teeth (around seven years old - 2nd/3rd grade) they are able to begin learning a brass horn! The BBA's structured step by step program will ensure your child develops valuable practice habits and begins building a solid musical foundation.

                                                                                              is a physical conditioning program

that  will  prepare  your  student  to  begin  cornet  lessons by starting with the 

Cornet Bugle.   This  instrument  has  been  designed  by,   and  manufactured

                                      exclusively for The Brass Band Academy.   It  is built using 

                                      the  body  of  the traditional British short model cornet and

                                      and  will  produce  a  beautiful  mellow  sound.  Practicing

                                      few simple exercises each day will start building your student's lip

muscles  as they learn how to make a clear tone and form individual notes.   Listening to  

short  recorded MP3  files  will begin developing their musical ear and help organize their daily practice time.  Weekly group lessons establish clear goals and practice objectives to 

show your child exactly what they need to do each step of the way.  

Best of all,  BUGLE BOOT CAMP IS LOADS OF FUN!   The class is divided into individual teams

of 3 to 4 students that compete for points  in  a series of games that are designed to build the physical skills needed to play a brass horn.  Your  child  will  be  so  busy  getting  ready for the

next set of games that they'll  never realize that they are actually practicing and learning to play

an instrument. After five weeks in Bugle Boot Camp they will be ready to add three valves and get off to a running start in Cornet Class!

Bugle Boot Camp (1-6 weeks)  

BASIC TRAINING FOR LEARNING TO PLAY A BRASS INSTRUMENT!

The Law of Accomodation:
What is difficult today, becomes easier with practice.

 "Instrumental music instruction in the British Brass Band tradition."