Bristol Music Centre, West

Bristol Music Centre, West

Bristol Plays Music, Stanton Road, Southmead

Strings Groups

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. Young musicians then usually progress onto the Bristol Youth Chamber 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 will usually progress on to Bristol Bridge Orchestra.

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 which is for Grade 2+.

Group Day Times Standard Ages Cost (2 Terms)
Starter Strings Sat 9.30am – 10.15am Beginners 7+ £30
String Group Sat 10.30am – 11.30am Up to Grade 2 7+ £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+ £30

Please click here to enrol for ensembles beginning in September 2018 

Jazz on a Monday
If you’re an experienced player or just starting out we’ve got something for every age range and musical grade. 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.

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

In addition, specialist flute, sax and percussion groups offer a rare chance for these instrumentalists to rehearse and perform together.

Group Day Times Standard Ages Cost (2 Terms)
Flute Group Mon 6pm – 7pm Grade 3+ All ages £30
Bristol Young Percussion Tues 4.15 – 5.15pm Beginner+ 7+ £30

Please click here to enrol for ensembles beginning in September 2018

Instrumental Lessons

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

Lessons can be shared between 2 or 3 pupils.

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

Term Dates – 2018/19

Terms 1/2

September 2018 15, 22, 29
October 2018 6, 13, 20
November 2018 10, 17, 24
December 2018 1

Terms 3/4

January 2019 12, 19, 26
February 2019 2, 9
March 2019 2, 9, 16, 23

Terms 5/6

April 2019 27
May 2019 4, 11, 18
June 2019 8, 15, 22, 29, 30

Concerts 

1st December – Trinity Henleaze United Reformed Church

23rd March – Trinity Henleaze United Reformed Church

30th June – St George’s Hall

N.B. Kilve will be from Friday 1- Sunday 3 March 2019 (BJSO and Wind Band members only)

Download Term Dates 2018 – 19

Jazz on a Monday Term Dates

Dates for 2018/19 tbc

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