Mr Hamlen is a relatively new member of the music team and we are delighted to welcome him to St Bon's. He comes highly recommended by Mr Ellis who taught for many years here. Mr Hamlen teaches on Monday afternoons in St Francis Room and provides small group sessions for 30 minutes and an additional session for all the brass students to play together during lunchtime break.
To be able to take up a brass instrument children will need to have their front adult teeth, which is usually from around year 4.
Your child will not need an instrument on their first lesson (unless they have one, of course!) as Mr Hamlen has some instruments that children can borrow. He uses his expertise to match up children to appropriate instruments taking into consideration their size. If he does not have anything sutiable for your child, he will let you know so you can make alternative arrangements.