New percussion sessions for juniors

New for 2018!  Young percussionists aged 7-10 can experience a range of musical genres through a wide range of tuned and untuned instruments.  Learn to play instruments from across the world and experience a variety of styles including Gamelan, Samba, Cuban and much more.

Percussion instruments are fun, easy to use and are fantastic musical instruments for kids!

Playing percussion develops excellent ensemble skills and allows all members to broaden their range and experience of playing a multitude of percussion instruments – opening up pathways to orchestral playing without the expense of paying for lessons on each orchestral percussion instrument!

Learn to play on:

  • Djembe drums
  • Tamborines
  • Agogo Bells
  • Snare Drums
  • Bongos
  • Claves
  • Conga Drums
  • Marimba
  • Xylophone

Join us for a FREE taster session on 10th Jan at Music Centre West in Southmead then every Tuesday* during term time at 4.15-5.15pm, £3 per session (£30 per double term)

For more information on joining contact Lucy Rogers on 0117 204 7140 or

*This was to be held on a Wednesday at 5pm but due to feedback we have changed the sessions to a Tuesday.

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.

More info Enter site