Turn your pupils into musical math-e-magicians!

This fun, interdisciplinary project introduces children to the joy of brass instruments and the rich sound world they create, while also supporting delivery of the Early and First Level numeracy curriculum.

On this page, you'll find a short introductory film, Meet the Brassketeers, which introduces the project to your pupils, as well as all the resources you'll need to bring it all to life.

What’s involved

The Brassketeers is made up of two elements:

  • An animated musical story introducing the trumpet, trombone and French horn
  • A set of comprehensive, curriculum-based teaching resources to use with your pupils

Teaching resources include lesson plans, slide shows, worksheets and games, exploring the relationship between music and maths, as wells as introducing pupils to the basics of music theory and musical notation.

Resources offer a variety of challenges for learners at different stages and are written flexibly – one or both can be used, with lessons sequenced as appropriate for pupils and curriculum priorities.


The Brassketeers is free for schools to use.


Directed, animated and edited by
Jamie Macdonald

Performed by
Jason Lewis (Trumpet)
Lauren Reeve-Rawlings (French horn)
Cillian O’Ceallachain (Trombone)

Sound Engineer
Matt Harvey

Development support
Ross Stenhouse
Alex McCabe

Education resource pack by
Lissa Lorenzo

Illustrations by
Tess Wood

Get in touch


We are hoping that The Brassketeers will become a live schools tour in the future. If you would like to be kept up to date with any plans, please Contact us.

In the meantime, we’d love to know if you use these resources, and we’d love to see pictures of your pupils’ work. Drop us an email!

Supported by Scottish Opera's Education Angels
With thanks to the Educational Institute of Scotland for a donation towards the cost of The Brassketeers

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