Bristol Music Centre, West

Bristol Music Centre, West

Bristol Plays Music, Stanton Road, Southmead

Our String groups rehearse on Saturday mornings at Bristol Music Centre, West catering for violin, viola, cello and double bass pupils. It’s the ideal starting point for young players wanting to join an adventurous ensemble. Children learn to play in an encouraging and friendly environment where they rehearse and perform together, whilst receiving additional coaching from instrumental specialists. Starter Strings and String Group provide a complete progression route for starter and early stage musicians and act as a precursor to the Bristol Junior Strings Orchestra.

Bristol Wind Band is for young wind, brass and percussion players wanting to start out in ensemble playing.  Wind Band will regularly rehearse and perform joint pieces with Bristol Junior String Orchestra to give children a full orchestral experience. Young musicians from both BJSO & Wind Band will usually progress on to Bristol Bridge Orchestra.

Group Day Times Standard Ages Cost (2 Terms)
Starter Strings Sat 9.30am – 10.15am Beginners 7-11 £30
String Group Sat 10.30am – 11.30am Up to Grade 2 7-11 £30
Bristol Junior Strings Orchestra Sat 9.30am – 11.30am Grade 2+ 7-12 £45
Bristol Wind Band Sat 9.30am – 10.30am Beginners+ 7-11 £30

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Ensembles on a Monday
The Bristol Youth Jazz Orchestra has a fantastic reputation for producing young jazz musicians. Working from beginner level, it’s a jazz band for instrumentalists rehearsing and performing a wide range of repertoire.

In addition our specialist flute group offers a rare chance for these instrumentalists to rehearse and perform together.

Group Day Times Standard Ages Cost (2 Terms)
Bristol Youth Jazz Orchestra Mon 6pm – 7.15pm Grade 1+ 9+ £30
Flute Group Mon 6pm – 7pm Grade 3+ 7+ £30

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Instrumental Lessons

We offer individual instrumental lessons during term time, on every kind of instrument from piano and guitar to strings, brass, woodwind and percussion.

For more information on our instrumental lessons offered at Bristol Music Centre West please click here