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We hold musical events at our Tunbridge Wells music store throughout the year, such as Instrument Try Out Days, recitals, taster sessions and demonstrations.  We also invite local bands and artists to come and play in store.  If you are a student, part of a group or a solo performer and would like to perform in store, please contact the Tunbridge Wells branch on 01892 526659 or email

Upcoming Events

Instrument Try Out Day

SATURDAY 19TH October, 2019

Your chance to have a go at a selection of instruments with experts on hand to show you how,  We will have the saxophone, flute, clarinet, trumpet, cornet, trombone, violins, cellos, guitars, pianos - all on hand for you to try.

We welcome adults and children - all day at our Tunbridge Wells Store - just show up. Our staff will be happy to show you how to play an array of different instruments and answer any questions you may have.

Past Events

Grade 5 Theory - Intensive 4 day course

27th - 30th August

This course is aimed at students who are at Grade 3 theory level or above.  The outcome is to prepare students to take the Grade 5 Theory exam in November, 2019.  The course will include lots of written theory, and instruction to cover the syllabus of the exam.  The course will be run by Nicky Catterwell and Paula Taylor - both teachers at Brittens Music School.  There will be a chance to take a follow up marked paper nearer to the exam date.

The course will run from the 27th to the 30th of August, 2019 at our Music School, in Tunbridge Wells between 10:30 and 16:30 for FOUR days.  There will be an hour for lunch each day.  Under 16s will need written authorisation if they are permitted to leave the building during breaks - they will be supervised at all times.

Please bring a packed lunch.  There is tea, coffee and hot chocolate on site.

Price: £200 for standard price, £175 for a sibling, £175 for Brittens Music School 

Please call or email to express your interest on 01892 526659.

Free Adult Taster Group Sessions

Benefit from the Social, Mental and Emotional benefits of playing an instrument - come and try a 1 hour FREE sessions at one of our Adult Taster Sessions.  The sessions will involve groups of up to 10 people (depending on instrument supply) and the teacher will run through the basics of the instrument and then give you the chance to have a go.  The sessions are targeted at Adults who are available during the daytime and looking to either revisit an instrument, or start something completely new.

Instrument Date Time
Ukulele May 15th - Wednesday 14:00 - 15:00
Cello May 22nd - Wednesday 14:30 - 15:30
Saxophone May 30th - Thursday 12:00 - 13:00
Singing June 2nd - Sunday 16:00 - 17:00
Clarinet June 3rd - Monday 11:00 - 12:00
Ukulele June 5th - Wednesday 14:00 - 15:00
Violin June 12th - Wednesday 12:30 - 13:30
Flute July 22nd - Monday 12:30 - 13:30
Guitar July 24th - Wednesday 12:30 - 13:30
Harp TBC  September  

We are booking for this event through Eventbrite - please let us know if you have played before, or already have an instrument, so that we can deliver a session most beneficial to you. We are located opposite the train station if you are coming by train. There is no lift but we do have tea and coffee facilities!Sessions will be held in our Tunbridge Wells branch upstairs in our Music School. If you have your own instrument you're more than welcome to bring it but for those who are trying for the first time, instruments will be provided.

To book your place or to enquire further please call us on 01892 526659 or email

Instrument TRY OUT Day


Bring your friends and family to try something new on Saturday the 29th of June at our Tunbridge Wells Store! Our staff will be happy to show you how to play an array of different instruments and answer all your questions!

Paul O'Loughlin - LIVE in store


Paul O'Loughlin enjoyed himself so much last Saturday, that he is BACK !  Last week, he gave us a Classical and Electric repetoire, and was accompanied by Mark on Drums.  Pop in during the day on Saturday to catch his mighty fingers travel the frets.

Woodwind Ensemble Workshop

On Saturday April 13th, we held a Woodwind Ensemble Workshop with one of our highly experienced teachers Nicky Catterwell. Everyone had a great time and learned a lot!

Try Out Day - Saturday February 23rd - How Did It Go?

On Saturday 23rd of February our Tunbridge Wells store held our first Try Out Day of the year!

Starting at 9:30 through to 5pm our staff were on hand to help everyone try out different musical instruments and gave them the best advice on how to choose.

Here are just a few great photos of the talent that walked through our doors!


Sunday Lives

On the six Sundays leading up to Christmas, we had a wonderful selection of live performances from musicians of all ages and abilities. Below are just a few photos of our talented performers.


On the 9th and 23rd of December Kim Thornewell and Mike Kent-Davis performed a wonderful variety of songs from the book Christmas Jazz by James Rae.

We were lucky enough to have one of our exam candidates play her pieces for us on the 23rd of December.

Andrea Fernandez Sanchez was accompanied by Juyma Greenleaf Fernandez and they played pieces from Suzuki and Cello Time books and Romberg on the 25th November.

If you are a student, part of a group or a solo performer and would like to perform in store, please contact the Tunbridge Wells branch on 01892 526659 or email