Instrumental and Theory Lessons

  What Instrument?  
 What instrument should I play? 
  • We at the PBCMS recommend that your child learns about the different instruments by watching concerts and listening to music. A great start is Prokofiev's "Peter and the Wolf", a musical story introducing children to the instruments of the orchestra; click the arrow to the right for a performance by PBCMS staff,children and friends.

  Progression to groups  
 Progression to groups 
  • When your child has a basic foundation in their instrument (about grade 1 standard) and reading simple notation, they will be expected to join one of our groups. This is essential training that cannot be covered one-to-one. It is also great fun and will keep your child interested and motivated. Many children make friends for life, bonded by love of music.

 Violin, Viola & Cello 
 Violin, Viola & Cello 
  • Free Viola Groups starting after half term. Violin and Viola lessons offered: our teachers are available to teach children from the very start aged 6+, up to grade 8. We discourage buying instruments without our advice.

    Please email admin@pbcms.org.uk for cost and availability of lesson times. All lessons will be between 8.45 and 11.45 on Saturdays.

  • Our violin teacher Samuel Scheer is a graduate of Owen's School and The Royal College of Music.

    Our Cello teacher is Haris Khodabux, who graduated Mount Grace and completed his music degree in Paris.

 Wind Instruments 
 Wind Instruments 
  • We have spaces available for woodwind lessons: Clarinet, saxophone and flute are currently offered. Please contact admin@pbcms.org.uk with your interest.
    Please email admin@pbcms.org.uk for cost and availability of lesson times. All lessons will be between 8.45 and 11.45 on Saturdays.

 Brass Instruments 
 Brass Instruments 
  • New for Autumn 2022, we welcome brass tutor Jordan Wilson. Please email admin@pbcms.org.uk for cost and availability of lesson times. All lessons will be between 8.45 and 11.45 on Saturdays.

 Piano 
 Piano 

  • Our piano teacher is Haris Khodabux, who graduated Mount Grace and completed his music degree in Paris. Please email admin@pbcms.org.uk for cost and availability of lesson times. All lessons will be between 8.45 and 11.45 on Saturdays.

 Theory Lessons 
 Theory Lessons 
  • Our theory teacher is Haris Khodabux, who graduated Mount Grace and completed his music degree in Paris. 8:45am to 11:45am in half hour slots. This is subject to a waiting list. Pupils have individual half hour lessons and take grade 5 ABRSM exam when they are ready.

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  Concert Photos  
 Concert Photos 
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Currently, all individual lessons are being held at Mount Grace on Saturday mornings.

Typically, there are 30 sessions (Saturdays) each academic year – 10 per term.

Lessons cost £19 per half-hour lesson.

Parents will be invoiced termly. Payment should be made within the first half term.

Any children in receipt of free school meals or are in receipt of the pupil premium are eligible for free or discounted lessons, subject to agreement with the committee.

In normal circumstances, half a term's notice is required to discontinue lessons.

Sessions missed are still charged at the normal rate.