Brass Blast

Tuesday afternoons 3:30 to 6:00

Brass Blast is a weekly after school group for age 10+ run by Oi Musica, providing group instrumental tuition in trumpet & trombone and offering a range of exciting performance opportunities. All abilities are welcome. Classes are fun, informal and learner-led, focusing on group music making and the skills required to play in a street band. The group currently has around a dozen players aged 11-14, many of whom started as complete beginners with Brass Blast. We work in a street band style, learning by ear and playing from memory. As well as receiving detailed instruction in technique, embouchure and tone, players are developing a whole range of skills associated with playing in an ensemble

We regularly perform on Portobello’s Promenade, and at local events including Porty Village Show, the Big Beach Busk and more.   We are passionate about broadening access to music opportunities, and increasing the numbers of young people that play brass instruments. Through our work with community street bands across Scotland, Marcus has developed a unique teaching system for groups of mixed ability players. Brass Blast will offer something new and exciting in Edinburgh – affordable group brass tuition with a focus on street band playing. We have good links with other exciting youth music projects across the city, and will collaborate with existing groups so that Brass Blast players can be part of Edinburgh’s wider youth music scene.

Oi Musica is starting a new beginners group in Feb 2019 – you can sign up for this here. Or if you already play a brass instrument and would like to join Brass Blast, please complete the same sign up form. More info at

For more information contact Oli Furness:
email :
Tel : 07968491835
Website : Brass Blast