Watkins Brass

Watkins Brass

Watkins Brass provides brass music education and music making opportunities for young people in Reading, Berkshire and the surrounding area.

Our Aim

Watkins Brass is proud to share its passion for music, advocate for young people and, within safe learning environments, inspire the highest standards in brass music making.

Our work is dedicated to the memory of legendary trumpeter Derek Watkins.


Watkins Brass offers simple, fun and affordable ways to learn a brass instrument through its face-to-face and online teaching methods and learning resources.

Regretfully, we are unable to provide group tuition during this coronavirus crisis. However, we have availability for online lessons, which can be agreed on an individual basis and are payable in advance.

We are currently able to offer online lessons for cornet, trumpet, soprano cornet, flugelhorn, tenor horn, baritone, euphonium and tuba.

Our lessons are taught by professional and experienced brass teachers who are as passionate about music education as they are about safe learning environments. As such, all our teachers have DBS clearance and are provided with training on safeguarding and child protection issues.


Online lessons via Zoom

Charged in 15-minute increments of £6.00

Face-to-face lessons

20-minute individual lesson – £16.00

30-minute individual lesson – £24.00

60-minute individual lesson – £36.00

Our Safeguarding Policy

Watkins Brass is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We expect all participants in our face-to-face and online activities to share in this commitment and to adhere to the provisions of our Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy.