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Learner and Training Band Leader - Jane Mckane

Jane has made her return to Callington Town Band after a break of six years and is full of ambition to encourage children, young people and adults to learn a Brass Instrument and to enable them to play in a Band together.

She hopes that this will eventually infiltrate into the main band and that the organisation will form good links within the community.

Jane has a strong Brass Band background, and has been playing Trumpet/Cornet since she was at School.

As well as Brass Bands, Jane has played in a mix of different music groups from quintet, to Jazz Band and Lead Trumpet in the South West Philharmonia and Chorus.  

Beginners and Learners are welcome to join us

Callington Town Band launched their new Learner and Training band at the start of 2020 and Jane has been able to continue giving online tuition using zoom. 

We welcome any new learners, you don't need to have any knowledge of music, you can learn it here!

Don't have an instrument? - No problem. When you sign up as a member you can borrow a band instrument free of charge.

It's not just about the Brass

We can start you off with learning basic techniques on drums and various percussion instruments too!

Book a trial session

If you have never played a Brass Instrument before but would like to try one, use the enquiry form on our contact us page or send a message on our Facebook page and Jane will contact you to arrange a convenient time.

Learner and Training Band Aims

Our beginners learn at a pace which suits them and their style of learning. We use the Essential Elements series as well as fun to learn pieces from Little Shiny Brass.  Jane teaches them theory and music reading right from the start.

Our learners soon progress into the training band where they will progress to playing music with a larger group and training them how to play together as a band.

Our Aims

- Promote good playing technique

- Familiarise players with being conducted

- Learn how to play together as a band

- Improve music reading and knowledge

- Experience a wide genre music

- Most importantly, Have fun!

Our Learners will receive an achievement award at the end of each term to show how much they have progressed, and these will be posted on here and our Facebook page.

Every year we present the Training Band cup to the most improved player, this normally takes place around the time of our Spring Concert.