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 bristolpreconservatoire@gmail.com 

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.

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