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SBBA learning roadshow ready to roll

Wednesday 16 September, 2020

The online stage is set for the Scottish Brass Band Association’s (SBBA) virtual learning roadshow, which takes place on Sunday, September 20.

Tuba virtuoso Les Neish will deliver a masterclass on performance techniques. Author, performance coach and mental health advocate, Tabby Kerwin (pictured above), will lead a session on mental health in brass bands; Lancashire Music Service’s Helen Minshall will focus 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.

SBBA had originally planned two learning roadshows – 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 the organisation’s 125th anniversary year. Now, because of COVID-19, the two events are being combined into a single, online experience.

Workshop sessions:

  1. Beginner’s guide to making a virtual band - link here.
  2. Tabby Kerwin: mental health in brass bands - link here.
  3. Les Neish: a masterclass on performance techniques - link here.
  4. Jack Nissan: ZOOM – a  guide to using zoom for online teaching - link here.
  5. Helen Minshall: youth band development from scratch. Pre-recorded video will be available on the SBBA YouTube channel on September 20 at 4pm.