Choosing the Right Instrument
The staff at SBA are experts in assessing students and guiding them to the best instrument choice.
The size of hands, length of arms, thickness of lips etc. all play a part in the choice, but ultimately it is the sound of the instrument that creates the ‘spark’ in the eyes of a child. We encourage all parents to spend time with their children listening to instruments being played by professionals. Youtube is great but a live performance is better!
Please note: Some instruments have limited numbers in a band. They are; Drums/percussion & Bass Guitar. Please discuss alternative options with your child in case they do not get their first choice.
- Instruments in the program are:
- Trombone/Low Brass
- Electric Bass
SBA do not sell instruments but are happy to direct you to our friends at Reeds and More for all of your instruments and accessories.
On the topic of instrument purchasing, we see a lot of very cheap ebay/gumtree instruments turning up in our training bands. Unfortunately, these rarely offer good value for money as the quality and workmanship is poor and little or no warranty is given. Typically, they are difficult to play and this can lead to frustration…exactly the thing we don’t want in encouraging children to play.
Contact SBA now to run your schools band program. To arrange a meeting to discuss building your band, please visit our contact page on the link below.