WARBLETON's Training Band

Would you like to learn how to play a brass instrument?

Would you like to learn to read music?

Then come along to Warbleton's Training Band


Have you decided to take up a new challenge, want a hobby for your children?? We have instruments, tuition, uniforms and music, all you need is the enthusiasm to give it a go. What have you got to lose? You don't know what you are capable of until you try. Don't worry if you have never played before, you won't be alone and we will teach you to play in a fun environment, with experienced and professional teachers.

There is no age limit to learning. Instruments and tuition are all provided FREE OF CHARGE.

All we ask in return is a bit of home practice and the desire to eventually be part of the main band.  We are always looking for new players to join us and become part of the band's bright future.

So why not come along to the Dunn Village Hall in Rushlake Green to one of our practises  7.00pm to 7.45pm on Fridays. Or for more information, or to let us know you’re coming along, please call Sian on 01273493469, or message us via our contact page.

Alternatively, you can always come along to one of our many engagements throughout the year and chat to the band.

Some of the positive reasons to learn

Learning to play a musical instrument has so many benefits – whether it’s building your confidence, enhancing your memory or widening your social circle.

Playing an instrument makes you smarter

Einstein once said: “Life without playing music is inconceivable to me. I live my daydreams in music. I see my life in terms of music... I get most joy in life out of music”. And as it turns out, Einstein was onto something: many studies show a correlation between musical training and academic success, in both children and adults. Learning to play an instrument stimulates the brain, improving functions like memory and abstract reasoning skills, which are essential for maths and science.

Your social life will improve

Playing an instrument isn’t only good for your brain, it’s also great for expanding your social circle. Joining a musical group at any age encourages you to develop relationships with new kinds of people. It also builds skills in leadership and team-building, as well as showing you the rewards of working with others.

Playing an instrument relieves stress

Music keeps you calm. It has a unique effect on our emotions, and has even been proven to lower heart rate and blood pressure. 

Playing an instrument gives you a sense of achievement

Messed up in rehearsal, then totally nailed it at the performance? Playing and succeeding at a musical instrument gives you a huge sense of pride and achievement, especially when you manage to perfect a passage you’ve been struggling with for weeks.

It builds your confidence

Playing an instrument helps you get comfortable with self-expression. As children begin to master their instrument, they will end up playing in front of a concert audience. Playing in public can help children feel confident in a non-academic context.

Practising a musical instrument improves patience

It’s an important lesson to learn that the more effort you put into something, the better the result will be. They say “give it a year” before you see big improvements in ability and confidence. You will then look back and be glad of those hard first few months. Indeed, those first few months will forever be a badge of honour, saying you stuck it out and earned your stripes. There are no shortcuts to learning an instrument.”

Just imagine how good it’ll feel when you can play.

It helps improve your memory

Researchers have found that learning to play a musical instrument can enhance verbal memory, spatial reasoning and literacy skills. Playing an instrument makes you use both sides of your brain, which strengthens memory power.

It increases discipline and time management skills

Learning to play an instrument isn’t a skill you can master overnight. Learning music takes time and effort, and helps children understand that if they want to be good at something, they’ll need to put in the hours and organise their time effectively.

Playing music makes you more creative 

Practising and perfecting a piece of music does wonders for the creative side of your brain. No matter how much a composer annotates their composition, they cannot fully express how a piece of music should be played. So it is up to the player to put their own stamp on a piece, to inject some of their personality into the music.

Playing music is fun!

We can harp on about all the scientifically accurate benefits to learning a musical instrument – but what matters most is that it’s enjoyable for the player. While other hobbies like watching TV or flicking through social media are passive, playing music actively engages and stimulates the brain, making you feel happy and occupied.