Blow & Blast !

Group music therapy for frustrated adult learners

Highly Commended - Classic FM Music Teacher of the Year 2013
Stressed clarinet player!
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One-off woodwind ensemble workshops in Perthshire, specifically intended for adult learners or 'returners' on flute, oboe, clarinet or bassoon.

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

It's OK to be incompetent in our easy workshops held at Birnam Arts Centre! These are specifically designed for relative beginners seeking entry-level experience of playing in a group situation.  Small ensemble sizes mean you'll receive plenty of encouragement and individual attention, while music tailored to ability/confidence level ensures you shouldn't feel out of your depth.

For those with a bit more experience, Blow and Blast offers a range of workshops at several different venues.  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.


In response to recent Government guidelines and in the interests of everyone's safety, we have taken the decision to CANCEL all Blow & Blast workshops meantime.

Many thanks for all your kind messages.

We hope that it won't be too long before we are back in action.
Meantime - keeeep playing!

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 Festive Fa-La-La-La-la total now announced - the event raised £972 for Birnam Arts Centre.

A big THANK-YOU to everyone who contributed towards the success of the evening.

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Something to look forward to?Coronavirus permitting, we are hoping to run another wind weekend at Sabhal Mor Ostaig
on the Isle of Skye from
Fri 16 - Sun 18 Oct 2020
Don't yet play but thinking of starting?

Read about the health and wellbeing benefits of playing an instrument and/or visit our starting-up page for advice.

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