Bremner Music

Who are we???

Bremner Music


Originally established in 1976 for doing brass and woodwind instrument repairs, Bremner Music Centre Ltd. was set up in New Plymouth, New Zealand, to provide the local community and the country with top quality instrument services. Eventually Trevor & Betty Bremner upgraded to selling top quality musical instruments, including brass, woodwind, strings, guitars and drums.
In 2001 when Trevor & Betty moved to Brisbane, Australia, when shelved BMC Ltd. to focus on the now popular sshhmute brand. As the mute brand’s popularity grew, they shifted back to New Plymouth to focus on the mutes and to expand the mute range. Now Bremner Music is proud to be the New Zealand & Australian distributor for Smith-Watkins Musical Instruments and Monster Oil Valve Oil, as well as managing the operations for sshhmute.


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Meet the team…


Managing director

Trevor Bremner MNZM

Trevor needs no introduction in the international brass scene. He has been one of the driving forces in the brass band industry in New Zealand for well over 50 years. He is the creator of the hugely successful brass mute - the sshhmute. Along with his wife, Betty Bremner, Trevor has four sons who all work in the music industry.

Trevor can be contacted at


Instruments Played

  • Cornet

  • Trumpet

  • Classical guitar

Career Highlights

  • Getting 2nd & 3rd placings at the British Open Solo Championships

  • Winning numerous NZ & Australian Championship Cornet, NZ Masters, and NZ & Australian Champion of Champions titles

  • Awarded as a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit (MNZM) for his services to music by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II


  • Gardening

  • Reading

  • Watching car racing and sports



Managing director

Betty Bremner

Behind every successful business is a hard working woman. And for Bremner Music, that woman is Betty Bremner. She looks after the business’ finances, exporting (for and loves flicking other jobs off to her office buddy, Fraser.

Betty can be contacted at


Instruments Played

  • Piano

  • Percussion

  • Organ

Career Highlights

  • Accompanying husband, Trevor, at two British Open Solo Championships

  • Accompanying Trevor for many winning performances


  • Knitting

  • Cross-stitch

  • Family history

  • Reading

  • Watching Coronation Street

  • Travel



Marketing & Design

Fraser Bremner

Trained as a percussionist, drummer and a composer, Fraser is Bremner Music’s “go-to man” for marketing, social media, and web & graphic design.

Fraser can be contacted at


Instruments Played

  • All percussion instruments

  • Drums

  • Cornet/Trumpet

  • Piano

  • Guitar

Career Highlights

  • Having had his compositions and arrangements performed and/or recorded by Trevor & Betty Bremner, the National Youth Brass Band of New Zealand, the National Secondary Schools Brass Band of New Zealand, and NZ brass bands - Wellington Brass, North Shore Brass and New Plymouth Brass

  • Performing with Wellington Brass in their winning performance at the 2014 New Zealand Brass Band Championships


  • Teaching

  • Composing and arranging music

  • Watching rugby and cricket

  • Reading

  • Cooking

  • Watching movies