Blow & Blast !

Group music therapy for frustrated adult learners

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Blow and Blast is back in action!!

We have scheduled a limited programme of one-off workshops, with Covid protocols in place so that players can participate with confidence.

To some extent, this term is a fact-finding mission to discover which sessions are still popular now that folk are emerging from Covid-related seclusion.  In 2022, we're planning a slight change in emphasis, to include a higher proportion of day courses.  These should appeal to players who prefer the opportunity to prepare music in advance.

We've finally got the go-ahead for our October wind weekend on the Isle of Skye.  More info

Dates are 15 - 17th October 2021

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Points to note for this term:

All workshops will be 90 minutes long, with NO coffee breaks.
(Birnam cafe should be open!)

To avoid disappointment, please book early, as we may have to limit numbers to ensure adequate distancing between participants.

Please bring your own music stand, if possible.

Wear a warm jumper.  We'll be making sure rooms are well-ventilated.

We will be taking contact details for Track & Trace.

View our full Covid protocols here

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To avoid a delay in getting information out to players, we've opted to continue limping along on the old system meantime! 


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

Our programme also now includes saxophone workshops and various light-hearted 'play-along' events that give late-starter brass or bowed string players access to the Blow & Blast experience too.

Blow & Blast workshops offer:
  • Music tailored to ability and confidence levels
  • Small group sizes with plenty of encouragement and individual attention
  • Relaxed, friendly atmosphere
  • Input from award-winning tutors who specialise in working with adult learners

Each workshop is a free-standing event, so there's no pressure to commit to regular attendance.

Blow & Blast is also popular with those whose work, caring or family commitments prevent them from participating in a community band or orchestra.

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