The Academy

Academy staff and students 2017

Every Tuesday evening at Chase Lane Primary School in Dovercourt, during term time, a music school known as ‘Tendring Brass Academy’, is run by volunteers from the Tendring Brass Band.

The objective of the Academy is to make musical education fun, accessible and available to all in the local community and Tendring Peninsula at an affordable rate.

The membership is open to all ages, races, backgrounds and disabilities.

Outside social events are organised throughout the year – including London shows and other local activities.

We also embark on several fundraising events, in which the students get involved, to financially support the music school.

Lessons are given on brass band instruments, clarinets and percussion.

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The evening timetable is as follows:-

5.30pm – 6.15pm  Beginners Band

6.15pm – 6.30pm Tuck shop & refreshments

6.30pm – 7.00pm Group Theory Lesson

7.00pm – 7.30pm Instrumental Lessons

7.30pm – 8.30pm A120 Ensemble

The ethos of the Music School is ‘Affordable Music for All’ which is reflected in our current fee structure:-

Beginners Brass Lesson   £35 (£7 per week)

All fees are payable half-termly (five week period) in advance regardless of absences – foreseen or unforeseen.

Included in the cost will be a group instrumental lesson, theory instruction, Beginners Band/A120 ensemble and the free loan of an instrument while a member of the Academy.

If you would like further information about the Music School call 0845 250 0582 or e-mail