Music Tuition in School

Music lessons in school provides an accessible and affordable way for children and young people to learn to play an instrument.

Bristol Plays Music tutors are experienced and highly qualified music educators who teach in schools across Bristol. Many are professional musicians who regularly perform in bands, orchestras and ensembles.

Our tutors specialise in delivering dynamic and effective sessions across a range of instruments and vocal styles and use the most current training methods and materials to inspire and engage young musicians. Tutors can also help students to take their learning to the next level with music exam support, out of school ensemble sessions and provide access to opportunities for gifted pupils.

BPM works with schools and tutors to accommodate a range of learning requests. Typically, lessons take place once a week during the school day with either individual lessons of 20 or 30 minutes or group lessons of 20 or 30 minutes.


All music tuition registrations are managed through our registration portal SpeedAdmin.

If your child’s school is listed below as a school that has registered for direct parental booking, please click here to enrol your child for instrumental tuition.

If you are enrolling your child and they require an instrument for their lesson, please see our instrument hire page here.

Click here to read our Terms and Conditions

Registration is now open for the following schools

Primary Schools
Ashley Down Primary School
Ashton Gate Primary School
Bishop Road Primary School
Brunel Field Primary School
Elmlea Junior School
Filton Avenue Primary – Orchard Campus
Filton Avenue Primary – Lockleaze Road
Headley Park Primary School
Horfield CEVC Primary School
Hotwells Primary School
May Park Primary School
St Johns CEVC Primary School
St Mary Redcliffe CEVC Primary School
St Teresa’s Catholic Primary School
St Werburgh’s Primary School
Two Mile Hill Primary School
Wallscourt Farm Academy
Westbury Park Primary School
Whitehall Primary School

Secondary Schools
Ashton Park Secondary School
Bristol Free School
The City Academy
Cotham School
Fairfield High School
Merchants’ Academy Secondary
Redland Green School

Music lesson costs

Lesson Format Cost per double term
Individual 30 minute lessons £198.00 (for 11 lessons, payable in advance per double term)
Individual 20 minute lessons £132.00 (for 11 lessons, payable in advance per double term)
Group lessons £66.00 (for 11 lessons, payable in advance per double term)
Individual 30 minute lessons for ‘endangered species’,
eg. French Horn, Double Bass, Oboe or Bassoon
£99.00 (for 11 lessons, payable in advance per double term)

Instrumental lessons at Music Centres

As well as offering instrumental music lessons in schools, we also offer music lessons at our Music Centre West in Southmead.

To find out more about what’s on offer, click here. 

Information for Schools

If you are a School and would like to book instrumental tuition, please click here to the Bristol Musical School membership programme or contact to discuss the options.

If you have any queries, please contact: | 0117 204 7139

More from Bristol Plays Music

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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