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About the sshhmute



Needing to practice at odd times and in odd places over the years (and the absence of a suitable mute) was the reason Trevor Bremner designed the sshhmute. In development over several years in his New Plymouth workshop, the sshhmute is at long last in full commercial production and has been successfully launched to answer a market need for an effective mute for brass instruments in a price range to suit budding musicians and professionals alike.




The sshhmute is available for:


Piccolo Trumpet

Tenor Trombone

Bass Trombone

French Horn

Tenor Horn

Flugel Horn

Whisper for Trumpet/Cornet





The Bremners

Meet the Designers

Trevor Bremner has been Australian and New Zealand Cornet Champion and also Champion of Champions of both countries on a number of occasions. He has had placings in the British Open Solo Competition

He has completed a Post Graduate Diploma at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music specialising in Conducting and Multi Instrument Skills. He is well aware of the importance of practice at any level, and of the constraints of practice at odd times.

During his time in New Plymouth, Trevor conducted the New Plymouth City Band and taught many pupils.

While Trevor focuses on the design, development and assembly of the range of mutes, Betty ensures that the marketing and management of the business is operating smoothly.



Our Music

Melodies From a Lifetime

Anyone who has a passion for and has followed brass music in the last fifty years will be aware of the special sound and sublime musicality of the playing of Trevor Bremner.

Trevor is in fact a cornetist like no other. Whether playing a beautiful slow melody with supreme sensitivity or technically demanding show piece Trevor always delivers with a rare skill that demonstrates total mastery of the instrument.

Recently recognised by Brass Bands New Zealand for sixty five years service Trevor has many significant achievements. He has won the New Zealand Open Cornet Championship a record 11 times and been New Zealand Champion of Champions on 3 occasions.

Twice he has won the Australian Cornet Championship and once the Australia Champion of Champions. Three times the Errol Mason Brass Musician of the Year and a winner of the Ern Keller Memorial Award in Australia. In addition he has been placed 2nd and 3rd in the British Open.



Phone: +64 (0) 6 753 4300

Mobile: +64 (0) 21 144 0218

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