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Only services that are currently available during COVID-19 are listed in the directory.

In line with Government advice, most groups and organisations in the city have had to take the unfortunate decision to suspend face to face and group work activities. Please telephone or email the contacts listed for the group or organisation if you are interested in their work to check what alternative arrangements might be available.


Oi Musica

Covid-19 UPDATE...

We are now working online to provide social connection & positive home learning experiences for young people - particularly in the Bingham / Magdalene / Christians area.

We are also providing free public creative learning activities for the whole family. We are currently operating at capacity, but are nevertheless interested in hearing from potential partner organisations who might want to refer young people

We provide weekly online music lessons & social sessions for 40 young people aged 10+.

WHEN: Creative home learning / weekly online music classes & social sessions

TELEPHONE: 0796 849 1835



INTENDED SERVICE USERS: Children, Young, People, Families

TYPE(S) OF SUPPORT: Reducing Social Isolation

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Brass Blast is a music project, an after school group, an exciting youth street band, a friendly and welcoming space, a learning hub for all abilities and a fun place to develop music skills and play in a band!

We provide specialist instrumental tuition in trumpet, trombone and street drumming (using samba drums) for all abilities, from total beginner to experienced player. Players aged 9+ are welcome – no previous musical experience necessary.

Brass Blast aims to broaden participation in music and open up opportunities to learn an instrument for children and young people who would otherwise miss out. We offer free fully funded places for families who need them, and we work hard to remove all barriers to participation. Our teaching approach centres on providing positive and inspiring experiences of music, and Brass Blast is non formal, low pressure and fun. Our tutors are all accomplished professional musicians with varied careers including international touring, performing with professional street bands, recording and teaching. We are grateful to the following funders for supporting both the pilot, set-up and current phase of Brass Blast: Awards for All, Creative Scotland (Youth Music Initiative), the National Lottery Community Fund (Scotland) – Young Start and Youth Scotland (Generation Cashback).

We currently run two groups – both are on a Tuesday after school during term:

BRASS BLAST @ BRUNSTANE PRIMARY 3:30pm - 4:45pm (106 Magdalene Drive, EH15 3BE) – for ages P6 - P7

BRASS BLAST @ EDINBURGH COLLEGE 4:00pm - 6:00pm (24 Milton Road East, EH15 2PP) – for ages S1 and over
4 - 12, 17 - 25, 13 - 16
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Contact Details
Contact Telephone: 0796 849 1835
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This record was last modified on: 18 August 2020