Music lessons and masterclasses

Get hugely subsidised mini courses in a variety of instruments, and free mini courses in DJing.

Piano four-week mini course

Our piano mini course is taught in small groups of three to eight in our specially designed Keyboard Lab. Work on our fully weighted digital pianos with headphones and receive one-to-one coaching as you practise.

Lessons last 30 minutes and are taught by Alison Howell, Associate Lecturer, outstanding keyboardist and professional musician.

Dates and times

Piano courses run on Tuesdays at either 14:00-14:30 or 14:30-15:00 at The Centre for Music.

Cost: currently £10 to members

Current members should email cfm@uwe.ac.uk to find out when the next course is taking place and book a place. You can also take advantage of a free taster session. 

If you are not a member you will need to become a member in order to sign up for upcoming sessions.

Please note: if you cannot make one of your lessons, you will not be able to book another at a later date due to tutor availability and timetabling.

Piano one-to-one lessons

45-minute and 60-minute slots are available on Mondays between 14:00-17:00. Lessons must be booked at least seven days in advance and are taught by Judit Soler-Almendros.

Cost: currently £30 to members

Current members should email cfm@uwe.ac.uk to book a place.

If you are not a member you will need to become a member before booking a place.

Guitar four-week mini course

Our guitar mini course, for both acoustic and electric guitar, is taught in small groups of two to five. We will supply instruments but bring your own if you wish.

Lessons last 60 minutes and are taught by professional musician and tutor Ash Tucker from Mobile Guitar Tuition.

Dates and times

Guitar courses run on Mondays at either 15:00-16:00 (beginners) or 16:00-17:00 (intermediate/advanced) at The Centre for Music. 

Cost: currently £20 to members

Current members should email cfm@uwe.ac.uk to find out when the next course is taking place and book a place. You can also take advantage of a free taster session.

If you are not a member you will need to become a member in order to sign up for upcoming sessions.

Please note: if you cannot make one of your lessons, you will not be able to book another at a later date due to tutor availability and timetabling.

Guitar one-to-one lessons

60-minute one-to-one slots are available on Mondays between 14:00-17:00. Lessons must be booked at least seven days in advance.

Cost: currently £30 to members

Current members should email cfm@uwe.ac.uk to book a place.

If you are not a member you will need to become a member before booking a place.

Drums four-week mini course

Drum mini courses are available for both beginners and more experienced players and drums will be provided.

Lessons last 60 minutes and are taught by professional musician AJ Rousell – author of 'The Drummer’s Odyssey'.

Courses run on Thursdays at either 11:00-12:00 (beginners) or 12:00-13:00 (intermediate/advanced) at The Centre for Music.

Dates and times

Cost: currently £20 to members

Current members should email cfm@uwe.ac.uk to find out when the next course is taking place and book a place. You can also take advantage of a free taster session.

If you are not a member you will need to become a member in order to sign up for upcoming sessions.

Please note: if you cannot make one of your lessons, you will not be able to book another at a later date due to tutor availability and timetabling.

Drums one-to-one lessons

60-minute one-to-one slots are available on Thursdays at 10:00 or 13:00. Lessons must be booked at least seven days in advance.

Cost: currently £30 to members

Current members should email cfm@uwe.ac.uk to book a place.

If you are not a member you will need to become a member before booking a place.

Vocals four-week mini course

Mini courses for the voice are taught in small groups of two to five, especially suited to pop and rock vocals with a focus on improving breathing, pitch, voice production and expression. Lessons, which last for 50 minutes, are taught by experienced choir leader and vocalist Kim Samuels.

Courses run on Wednesdays at 14:00 at The Centre for Music.

Dates and times

Cost: currently £20 to members

Current members should email cfm@uwe.ac.uk to find out when the next course is taking place and book a place. You can also take advantage of a free taster session.

If you are not a member you will need to become a member in order to sign up for upcoming sessions.

Please note: if you cannot make one of your lessons, you will not be able to book another at a later date due to tutor availability and timetabling.

Vocals one-to-one lessons

60-minute slots available on Wednesdays. 

Lessons must be booked at least seven days in advance.

Cost: currently £30 to members

Current members should email cfm@uwe.ac.uk to book a place.

If you are not a member you will need to become a member before booking a place.

Revinyl DJing - four-week mini courses

These four week mini courses in DJing are run in partnership with Centre for Music by Bristol-based music collective Revinyl.

The friendly and experienced Revinyl team can offer help and guidance to everyone from complete beginners to established DJs. 

You can enjoy hands on sessions from the start and Serato will be available for use some weeks. If you are not familiar with Serato the team will be happy to introduce you to this invaluable DJing software. 

Our high-spec DJ booth is fully equipped with two Pioneer XDJs, laptop with traktor and controller to allow access to vinyl, USB or external hard drive.

Revinyl dates and times

The Revinyl mini courses run on Wednesdays between 12:00-14:00 in the Centre for Music, DJ Room.

Current members should email cfm@uwe.ac.uk to find out when the next course is taking place and book a place. 

If you are not a member you will need to become a member in order to sign up for upcoming sessions.

Find out more about Revinyl

Cost: currently free to members