FAQ’s

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.

I’m struggling to enrol, help?

Please contact our team via or call us on 0117 204 7140 and we’ll be happy to help with the enrolment process.

Please use this guide to help you enrol for Music Centres on Paritor Version 5.

How much do music lessons cost?

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

Prices for instrumental tuition at schools 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 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 Choral Centre

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

How do I enrol for lessons or music centres?

To enrol for instrumental tuition or music centres please visit our online registration website.

What are your terms & conditions?

Please click here for TERMS AND CONDITIONS

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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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