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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 school terms. Each half term is billed separately in advance.

Students can choose from the following 3 options for a course of lessons:

5 hr course– 1 hr sessions booked weekly or
flexibly within the half term (£44 per hour billed at £220 per half term)

3 hr course– 1 hr sessions booked fortnightly or
flexibly within the half term (£44 per hour billed at £132 per half term)

2.5 hr course– 30 min sessions booked weekly or flexibly within the half term (£22 per 30 mins billed at £110 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 2022 Term

A. Sept 5th-Oct 16th (6 weeks)
B. Oct 31st-Dec 11th (6 weeks)


Spring 2023 Term

A. Jan 2nd-Feb 12th (6 weeks)
B. Feb 20th-April 2nd (6 weeks)


Summer 2023 Term

A. April 17th-May 28th (6 weeks)
B. June 5th-July 16th (6 weeks)

Note: Each 1/2 term includes an extra week for booking makeup/overflow lessons.  If you reach the end of your course you are welcome to “top up” an additional lesson during the final week.  Please discuss with your teacher in advance to confirm availability.



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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.


Vincenzo Capodivento | Guitar & Bass

Vincenzo Capodivento Guitar & Bass Teacher
My first love in music was guitar. I picked up an old guitar in my Grandma’s house at age 14 and immediately fell in love with it. This took me through a musical journey which culminated with me moving to London to study and pursue music. There I discovered that my love for music wasn’t limited to just playing guitar and I quickly picked up bass and started getting involved in music production. While attaining my Bachelor of Music degree from BIMM London, I had the pleasure to play guitar with artists such as Tom Grennan, singer and novelist Chibundu Onuzo; playing bass for Lady Rizo and Felix Rabin; as well as recording in EastWest studio in LA, appearing live on the BBC and TBN and touring the UK and EU as a session musician opening for Wishbone Ash and Samantha Fish. These days I spend most of my time (when I’m not teaching) between live gigs with acts like Joshua Ziggy, Autumn X and producing up-and-coming artists.

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