In 1989, frustrated with the limited availability of quality print music and instruments for teachers and their students, musicians Greg Aitken and Craig Cunningham devised a plan for a specialty brass shop in Brisbane. At the time they were playing with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra (bass trombone and tuba) and in their numerous ‘bars rest’, formulated their plan for a new store exclusively for brass players. Within a few months the Brass Music Specialists was open for business. In 1991 the business moved into Greg’s old home in Graceville, where it has remained since.
Now, over 30 years later, Brass Music Specialists has expanded to include woodwind and education stock and employs a team of 15, including workshop technicians and education staff, as well as our knowledgeable instore members.
As well as their jobs at Brass Music Specialists, many of our staff perform in professional and community orchestras and bands, and all of our customer service staff hold, or are working toward, tertiary qualifications in music. As musicians ourselves, we care about providing quality advice and knowledge to the Australian music community, from beginner students to professionals.