FAQ’s

Enrolment

How do I enrol for lessons or music centres?

We use SpeedAdmin, our registration portal, to manage all instrumental lessons and music centre activity.

Click here to register as a parent/guardian and apply for your child to take part in lessons and activity.

I’m struggling to enrol, help?

SpeedAdmin is a new system introduced in January 2021 and we’re still getting used to using it. We’ve created this help page for those trying to register or make applications. 

If you need more guidance, please contact our team via or call us on 0117 204 7140 and we’ll be happy to help with the enrolment process.

I’m having technical problems applying on the registration portal, what should I do? 

First read the information on this page which may help with your technical problem.

Alternatively, please email us at  with details of the problems you are having (screenshots are very helpful to include). We will raise any issues with our technical support team who will work quickly to resolve the issue.

Music Lessons

How much do music lessons cost?

Prices for our music tuition at our Music Centre in Southmead can be found here.

Prices for music tuition at schools directly booked by parents with BPM  can be found here.

Prices for our Virtual Academy online lessons can be found here.

For all other school lesson prices, please contact your school directly.

How do I hire an instrument?

To hire an instrument please visit our Instrument Hire page

Details of hire costs, conditions and the instruments we have available to hire can be found here. There is also a link to the Instrument Hire Enquiry form.

Music Centres

How we’re working to keep you safe at our music centre sessions.

Using the latest guidance from the Department for Education and taking into account the latest research from across the music education sector, Bristol Plays Music has written and put in place robust COVID-19 risk assessments for music centres and school settings. Projects outside of these settings will have individual bespoke COVID-19 risk assessments. In addition, our risk assessments dovetail with individual school, site specific risk assessments.

All Bristol Plays Music administrative staff and music practitioners have received COVID-19 safety training. All of our buildings and teaching spaces have been made COVID-19 safe, and schools, parents and staff are provided with the relevant guidance for lessons in school or at our music centres.

See here for more information.

How much do Music Centres cost?

Prices for our music centre ensembles can be found on each music centre page.

Bristol Music Centre, West | Bristol Centre for Musicians | Bristol Youth Choir

What if my child is in more than one ensemble?

They are eligible for one of our Music Centre Passports! There are 3 different levels of Passport:

  • Mini Passport, £45 – for pupils in more than one Level 1 Membership (£30) ensemble
  • Junior Passport, £65 – for pupils in more than one Level 2 Membership (£45) ensemble
  • Senior Passport, £89 – for pupils in more than one Level 3 Membership (£64) ensemble

Passport charges will be automatically applied after enrolment by our office team.

See the table below for the combination of ensembles and passports:

Ensemble 1 Charge
Level 1 Level 2 Level 3
Ensemble 2 Charge Level 1 Mini Passport Junior Passport Senior Passport
Level 2 Junior Passport Junior Passport Senior Passport
Level 3 Senior Passport Senior Passport Senior Passport

Terms & Conditions

What are your terms & conditions?

Please click here for TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Where do I go to pay my invoice? 

We have now set up our new registration portal SpeedAdmin. Please ensure that you have registered on this new system. Details of how to register can be found here.

If you have outstanding payments to be made, please follow the guidance on this registration help page and we will be in contact shortly with details of how to pay your invoice.

We’re changing

On Wednesday 23 September 2020 Colston Hall changed its name to Bristol Beacon, and this means we’re changing too.

Bristol Plays Music is run by Bristol Music Trust, the charity that also runs the venue formerly known as Colston Hall. These two organisations will soon unite under one name: Bristol Beacon.

Click below to find out more about how we’re changing, watch our name announcement, and discover how we want everyone to share in the joy of live music.

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