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 junior 'Roots' programme runs from 4.45pm - 6.15pm and the Intermediates from 5.15pm - 7.15pm in the same venue.

The cost is £38 a week for Senior Pre-Conservatoire, and £25 for Intermediates and Pre-Con Roots, to include all chamber tuition, general musicianship training, creative sessions and mentoring. There are also composition opportunities and the opportunity to become part or   our Soundtrack project (see Soundtrack page). Fees are paid termly in advance. 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 12 - 17

  • 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 our Roots programme:

 

  • Aged 10 - 16

  • Grade 5+ or equivalent on your instrument or voice

  • 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 Roots and 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:

4:45 - 6:15pm:

Pre-Con Roots -

Opening sharing and creative session followed by small group coaching.

5.15 - 7.30pm:

Intermediates programme -

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

6:30 - 9:30pm:

Senior programme, 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 repertoire, theory and technique.

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