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Les Neish masterclass added to SBBA online roadshow

Tuesday 8 September, 2020

Tuba virtuoso Les Neish has signed up to join the tutors for the virtual learning roadshow being staged by the Scottish Brass Band Association (SBBA) on September 20.

Les will be putting on a masterclass on performance techniques via Zoom, adding to the three contributors who have already been announced: author, performance coach and mental health advocate, Tabby Kerwin, on mental health in brass bands; Lancashire Music Service’s Helen Minshall on Brass Beginnings, a guide to the early stages of brass playing and building a band; Jack Nissan, from Tinderbox Collective, on the use of Zoom for online teaching.

Two learning roadshows had been planned for the east and west of Scotland during June and September, with the intention of reaching out to brass band musicians with useful workshop and information sessions as a means of celebrating SBBA’s 125th anniversary year. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the two events are being combined into a single, online experience.

A link has now been provided for the Tabby Kerwin event here.