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What will work best for you?

We want to make music accessible for everyone and to do this we run our lessons alongside the school terms. We find this works well for a number of reasons…

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Schedules are tricky to keep to at the best of times. When you add in extra-curricular activities it’s good to know they’re at the same time each week.

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The school holidays provide a good chance for a bit of downtime to recharge the batteries. This also gives us a good chance to catch up on any lessons that may have been missed during the terms.

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Having structured terms is really useful for setting goals and targets, which we feel is important when learning anything new. For example… “I’m going to nail that Phil Collins drum intro by the end of term, what’s it called?… you know the one, with the Gorilla on the advert?”

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Pricing Structure

Lessons are delivered in courses following the normal school terms. Each half term is billed separately in advance.

Students can choose from the following 2 options for a course of lessons:

1. 6-hour course- can be booked weekly or
flexibly within term time (approx £44 per hour/£22 per half hour/£264 per half term)

2. 3-hour course- can be booked weekly or
flexibly within term time (approx £44 per hour/£22 per half hour/£132 per half term)

Note: Lessons may be booked in 1 hour or 30-minute sessions as teacher and student agree. Makeup lessons or rebooking options may be worked out directly with your teacher. These should be booked within the term dates or anytime before the following half term begins.

Term Time

Our Next Term Dates

Autumn 2021 Term

A. Sept 6th-Oct 17th (6 weeks)
B. Nov 1st-Dec 12th (6 weeks)


Spring 2022 Term

A. Jan 3rd-Feb 13th (6 weeks)
B. Feb 21st-April 1st (6 weeks)


Summer 2022 Term

A. April 18th-May 29th (6 weeks)
B. June 6th-July 17th (6 weeks)

Ready to join us? Or have any queries?

Kind words from our current students...

Maya Testimonial



I’ve improved my guitar techniques, rhythm and picking; but not only that, I’ve gotten a better understanding of my instrument by learning to sight-read and discussing its history with my teacher

I’ve really enjoyed my lessons since I had the freedom to choose the type of music that I want to play and learning how to play those songs.

Gerry Testimonial



I began taking drum lessons at Bell in November 2018 under the expert tuition of Lauren Kosty. Lauren continually provided new and challenging exercises over a range of musical styles. This was exactly what I was looking for and at a pace that I was happy and comfortable with. All this was done in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere but with great emphasis on the solid technique required to become a good drummer.

Now just 2 and a half years later I’m studying for my grade 7 exam which is a testament to the fantastic teaching and enthusiasm as well as the great practice facilities at Bell.


Mo Nazam | Guitar & Bass

Mo Nazam - Guitar - Spotlight2

Mo has been with us from the early days and there is a good reason for that. His playing and his teaching are exactly what BMA is about. His approach to his lessons is unique but in the best possible way.

Mo started playing the guitar at age 15 and it wasn’t long before he was touring or recording with the likes of The Pasadenas, BBMak, Percy Sledge, The Jazz Warriors, Steve Williamson and many many others.

But his talents don’t stop there. Mo also regularly writes for “Guitarist” magazine, has written 2 songs for the Rockschool curriculum and is the founder of The Berakah Project, a multi-faith ensemble featuring musicians from Jewish, Christian and Muslim backgrounds. 

The latest from the BMA blog

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If you have any questions or queries about our lessons or want to sign up, please let us know and we’ll be happy to help.