Music School

Tunbridge Wells

Brittens Music runs a flourishing Music School, situated upstairs, above our Tunbridge Wells Music Shop near Tunbridge Wells train station.  We offer lessons of varying lengths, provided by a team of experienced musical professionals. Children AND adults are welcome to take lessons at our Music School - Click here to read our blog on how learning music can make a poisitive impact on your life !
We currently offer:
 

We run lessons during the afternoons and evenings, weekdays and Saturdays.  Lessons are available through school term times, with the occasional summer school or half term class.  Our music teachers are all DBS checked.  Fees are due at the beginning of the term. Brittens is also an examination centre for ABRSM, London College of Music and Trinity College London.


 

TERM TIMES

Summer Term: 2019

Tuesday 23 April – Saturday 20 July 2019 (12 weeks) Half term: Monday 27 May – Saturday 1 June

(Notice date for withdrawing from lessons: 20th June)

 

Autumn Term: 2019

Monday 2 September – Saturday 14 December 2019 (14 weeks) Half term: Monday 21 October – Saturday 26 October)

(Notice date for withdrawing from lessons: 14th November)

        

Spring Term: 2020

Monday 6 January – Saturday 28 March 2020 (12 weeks) Half term: Monday 17 February – Saturday 22 February

(Notice date for withdrawing from lessons: 28th February)

        

For more details, please contact the Music School Adminstrator, Mark Greenleaf on 01892 559319 or email on mark@brittensmusic.co.uk

 

SUMMER SCHOOL

 

Woodwind, Strings, Guitar, Brass & Piano Ensemble Workshop

5-7 AUGUST, 2019

This workshop will be running for 3 days, between Monday 5th and Wednesday 7th of August.  It will include composing, conducting and improvising, and will also include the opportunity to work on a jazz standard.  The course will be run by Nicky Catterwell (Woodwind, Cello), Mischa Bray (Violin and Guitar) and Mike Kent-Davies (Brass, Piano).  The course is for musicians with Grade 3 or above standard, and depending on the instruments attending, pieces will be arranged to suit the players and their abilities.  

The course will start each day at 10:30 and finish at 16:30 at our shop in Tunbridge Wells.  There will be approximately 1 hour for breaks during the day.  Under 16 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: £175 for standard price, £150 for a sibling, £150 for Brittens Music School Students.
Please express your interest in the first instance to info@brittensmusic.co.uk 
 

 

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 16 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 info@brittensmusic.co.uk 01892 526659.
 

 

Colourstrings - Music Kindergarten

The Tunbridge Wells branch of Brittens is now offering a new section of Coloustrings Music School classes. These Colourstrings classes are specially designed for babies, toddlers and children. 

To learn more or to book please visit our Colourstrings page

“Colourstrings is an exceptional method in the training of young musicians and I have yet to experience a more successful approach to developing musicianship, aural awareness and solid musical principles in the very young.”  Professor Derek Aviss, Trinity College of Music
 

For any lesson bookings at the Tunbridge Wells branch, please call mark on 01892 559319