Blow & Blast !

Group music therapy for frustrated adult learners


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One-off woodwind ensemble workshops in central Scotland, specifically intended for adult learners or 'returners' on flute, oboe, clarinet or bassoon.

Now extended to include saxophone (& brass) workshops, plus various light-hearted 'play-along' events that also cater for late starters/rusty returners on brass, recorders and bowed strings.

Are you a relative beginner seeking entry-level experience of playing in a group situation?  Or perhaps you have fairly good technical skills but would like to develop greater confidence and extend your experience in a relaxed and friendly context.  Or maybe you are looking for the chance to have a 'good blow' and some sight-reading challenges, without the need to make a regular commitment.  Dig out your instrument and give Blow & Blast a go!

Testimonials - read what some of our participants have said about us.
 NEWS

*** CHANGE OF DATE ***
Our next One-to-a-Part Day at Birnam will be a week later than originally stated - i.e. now on Thursday 8th December

Application for places opens on Monday 12th November

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Beginner events
for Autumn 2016

NEW - Kick Start (Crieff)
For beginners who possess an instrument but need support to help them get properly underway

Flute & Clarinet Starter (Birnam)
For complete beginners - no instrument necessary


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Changes to some Birnam woodwind workshop names - to accommodate a wider range of abilities, weekend workshops will now be designated 'easy/improver'; 'improver/intermediate' and 'intermediate plus'
Don't yet play but thinking of starting?

Read about the health and wellbeing benefits of playing an instrument, visit our starting-up page for advice or think about coming to one of our complete beginner events


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about the different playing opportunities Blow & Blast workshops have to offer.
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