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Music lessons

Learning to play an instrument is one of the most rewarding and exciting things you can do. And with Newham Music you can learn just about every instrument there is!

But do you know your tuba from your double bass? Your oboe from your saxophone? Here’s a quick guide to all the instruments we teach – one of these will be right for you.

First the basics;

  • instruments come in ‘families’, which all have one thing in common

  • there are small and large, high and deep instruments in each family

  • each family has one or two instruments that are more popular, and a few that are less, so if you choose one of the less popular instruments, you’ll always be in demand!

  • every one of these instruments has a group or ensemble that it plays in

  • some instruments belong in more than one family – so don’t get confused!

 

The families are:

 

Strings

Newham Youth Fest 4

Find out about learning the violin, viola, cello or double bass.

Woodwind

Newham Youth Fest woodwind

Find out about learning the flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, recorder or saxophone.

Brass

Newham Youth Fest wind players

Find out about learning the trumpet, cornet, trombone, tuba, euphonium, baritone or french horn.

 

Percussion and drums

Newham Youth Fest drums

Find out about learning orchestral percussion or the drum-kit.

Piano and keyboard

Find out about learning the piano and keyboard.

Guitar & Ukulele

Newham Youth Fest guitars

Find out about learning the acoustic, electric or bass guitar.

 

Singing & voice

Newham Youth Fest singing

Find out about learning classical, pop or jazz singing.

Music Theory

Find out about learning music theory.

Music Production

Find out about learning music tech

 

First Steps

Music-making for under 7s

Ensembles, groups & choirs

Play your instrument or sing with other young people

Adult learners

It's never too late to start!

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