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Study with us

Our senior students meet in the beautiful surroundings of St Monica's Trust in Westbury-on-Trym every Wednesday evening from 6:30pm - 9:30pm. The Intermediates from 5pm - 6.15pm in the same venue.

The cost is £38 a week for Senior Pre-Conservatoire and £25 for Intermediates, to include all chamber tuition, general musicianship training, creative sessions and mentoring. Fees are paid half-termly on invoice. Bursaries are available - please get in touch to find out more.

Students will undertake regular performances at St Monica's and we have a varied programme of visiting artists and speakers.


In addition we also offer audition preparation, lessons on how to practice effectively as a soloist and in a group, stagecraft, and opportunities to attend concerts as a group.


We welcome talented young musicians who are serious about their music. For our senior programme, you will need to be:


  • Aged 13 - 19

  • Grade 7+ standard or equivalent on your instrument or voice

  • Open-minded and ready to be challenged

  • Keen to learn as part of a small ensemble

  • Able to commit to once-weekly evening classes for a whole term at a time

For our Intermediates programme:

  • Aged 11-15

  • Grade 6 + standard or equivalent on your instrument

  • Both creative jazz and small classical ensemble opportunities are available

  • Able to commit to once-weekly evening classes for a whole term at a time


For your Pre-Conservatoire audition, we will ask you to play two contrasting pieces unaccompanied and will give you a short interview about your musical interests. For the Intermediates programme, we only need to hear one piece.


We audition throughout the year. To apply, email 

We'd love to hear from you!


A typical Wednesday evening:

Intermediates programme £25 

5pm - 6.15pm:

An hour of small group coaching and students then join the seniors opening educational or creative sessions (see below)


Senior programme £38

6:30 - 9:30pm:

sessions as follows:

6:30 - 7:15pm:

Joint session on music appreciation, theory and ear training, Alexander Technique session or visiting artist lecture or performance.


7:15 - 7:30pm:

Break and refreshments.


7:30 - 9:30pm:

Session with ensemble tutor working on  r  repertoire, theory and technique.

Safeguarding policy

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