Music lessons and masterclasses

You can book a range of online music lessons from the Centre for Music (CfM).

Free lessons during Feel Good Fortnight

During Feel Good Fortnight (21 September to 2 October 2020), all Centre for Music (CfM) members can get a free one-to-one lesson from our team of professional musicians. Our team of tutors will provide you with an introduction to CfM and advice on how to improve your own performance.

You will need to become a member in order to sign up. It's free for students. You will then be sent an email with the tutor's contact details to contact them directly. If you become a member before Feel Good Fortnight starts you will be able to get a free lesson. 

Once you have received your free one-to-one lesson you may continue to book via CfM. Lessons will cost £32 per hour with bursaries available for students who qualify.

Guitar

Cost: Free during Feel Good Fortnight to CfM members.

To secure your lesson with tutor Ash Tucker:

  • CfM members: Book via the Online Store. We will then email you contact details for the tutor so you can arrange your lesson directly.
  • Non-members: You will need to become a member in order to sign up. You will then be sent an email with the tutor's contact details to contact them directly.

Ash become a professional musician after experiencing tuition under some of the UK’s premier guitarists and tutors. He studied at the Royal Northern College of Music and, after leaving the RNCM, toured the country under the release of his own album as well as with both function and original acts. His passion for helping guitarists reach their next level extends to all ages across all styles, and moving you forward in your playing journey is paramount in every guitar lesson.

Voice

Cost: Free during Feel Good Fortnight to CfM members.

Classical voice

To secure your lesson with tutor Elinor Cooper:

  • CfM members: Book via the Online Store. We will then email you contact details for the tutor so you can arrange your lesson directly.
  • Non-members: You will need to become a member in order to sign up. You will then be sent an email with the tutor's contact details to contact them directly.

Elinor is currently Musical Director of Bristol University Singers, Clevedon Choral Society, UWE Singers, Spiro Singers and Assistant Conductor for the Bristol Youth Choir. 

Vocal training

To secure your lesson with tutor Kim Samuel:

  • CfM members: Book via the Online Store. We will then email you contact details for the tutor so you can arrange your lesson directly.
  • Non-members: You will need to become a member in order to sign up. You will then be sent an email with the tutor's contact details to contact them directly.

Kim established the Bristol-based Renewal Choir in 2005, who went on to perform in many public events such as the BBC National Music Day, Leona Lewis UK Tour and the Bristol Harbour Festival. Kim currently is currently the Director for the UWE Bristol Gospel choir.  

Keyboard/piano

Cost: Free during Feel Good Fortnight to CfM members. 

To secure your lesson with tutor Alison Howell:

  • CfM members: Book via the Online Store. We will then email you contact details for the tutor so you can arrange your lesson directly.
  • Non-members: You will need to become a member in order to sign up. You will then be sent an email with the tutor's contact details to contact them directly.

Alison is based in Bristol where she works as an accompanist for the Avon and Somerset Constabulary Male Voice Choir, Cheltenham Choral Society, Redmaids’ High Junior School Choir and the University of the West of England Singers and Chamber Choir. Alison works as an examiner for the Royal School of Church Music and also teaches piano and organ. 

Saxophone/clarinet/improvisation

Cost: Free during Feel Good Fortnight to CfM members. 

To secure your lesson with tutor Keith Morgan:

  • CfM members: Book via the Online Store. We will then email you contact details for the tutor so you can arrange your lesson directly.
  • Non-members: You will need to become a member in order to sign up. You will then be sent an email with the tutor's contact details to contact them directly.

Keith is currently the Director of the UWE Big Band and Saxfaction. He is an experienced professional player and teacher established in Bristol. 

Cello/violin/viola

Cost: Free during Feel Good Fortnight to CfM members. 

Cello

To secure your lesson with tutor Christine Johnstone:

  • CfM members: Book via the Online Store. We will then email you contact details for the tutor so you can arrange your lesson directly.
  • Non-members: You will need to become a member in order to sign up. You will then be sent an email with the tutor's contact details to contact them directly.

Christine is a well-established cellist and is the string tutor and specialist for the UWE Bristol Orchestra.

Violin/viola

To secure your lesson with tutor Tilly Chester:

  • CfM members: Book via the Online Store. We will then email you contact details for the tutor so you can arrange your lesson directly.
  • Non-members: You will need to become a member in order to sign up. You will then be sent an email with the tutor's contact details to contact them directly.

Tilly has performed across the country and Europe and was a member of the National Youth Orchestra. She is currently a member of Paraorchestra with whom she performed with Coldplay at the London Olympics, WOMAD 2019 and Glastonbury. Tilly studied at Chetham’s School of Music and at the Royal College of Music and is currently freelancing and teaching in the Bristol area. 

Percussion

Cost: Free during Feel Good Fortnight to CfM members. 

Drums

To secure your lesson with tutor AJ Rousell:

  • CfM members: Book via the Online Store. We will then email you contact details for the tutor so you can arrange your lesson directly.
  • Non-members: You will need to become a member in order to sign up. You will then be sent an email with the tutor's contact details to contact them directly.

AJ is a professional drummer and educator. He spends his time teaching over 70 students a week, recording and performing as a busy session musician. He is also the organiser and director for "The Drummer's Odyssey Camp". 

Orchestral percussion

CfM can arrange orchestral percussion lessons for you from a local specialist tutor.

  • CfM members: Book via the Online Store. We will then email you contact details for the tutor so you can arrange your lesson directly.
  • Non-members: You will need to become a member in order to sign up. You will then be sent an email with the tutor's contact details to contact them directly.

Brass

Cost: Free during Feel Good Fortnight to CfM members. 

Brass jazz lessons

To secure your lesson with tutor Nick Attwood:

  • CfM members: Book via the Online Store. We will then email you contact details for the tutor so you can arrange your lesson directly.
  • Non-members: You will need to become a member in order to sign up. You will then be sent an email with the tutor's contact details to contact them directly.

Nick is one of our tutors with the UWE Big Band. He specialises in jazz and can provide advice and tips on improvisation and jazz performance. 

Brass

To secure your lesson with tutor Steven Legge:

  • CfM members: Book via the Online Store. We will then email you contact details for the tutor so you can arrange your lesson directly.
  • Non-members: You will need to become a member in order to sign up. You will then be sent an email with the tutor's contact details to contact them directly.

Steven is the Senior Lecturer for Classical and Jazz Music Enrichment for UWE Bristol's Centre for Music. He has been involved in music education for over 25 years, teaching in schools, universities and music conservatoires and continues to perform regularly as a professional trombonist and conductor. 

Woodwind

Woodwind

We can arrange woodwind lessons for you from a local specialist tutor.

  • CfM members: Book via the Online Store. We will then email you contact details for the tutor so you can arrange your lesson directly.
  • Non-members: You will need to become a member in order to sign up. You will then be sent an email with the tutor's contact details to contact them directly.

Cost: Free during Feel Good Fortnight to CfM members. 

Oboe

To secure your lesson with tutor Andrew King:

  • CfM members: Book via the Online Store. We will then email you contact details for the tutor so you can arrange your lesson directly.
  • Non-members: You will need to become a member in order to sign up. You will then be sent an email with the tutor's contact details to contact them directly.

Andrew studied at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, graduating with distinction. After a period touring in musicals he has established a freelance teaching/performing career based in Bristol and has been visiting teacher of oboe at Bath Spa University for 20 years. He continues to freelance as a player throughout the UK and has appeared on many television programmes.

Cost: Free during Feel Good Fortnight to CfM members.