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Have you always wanted to play a musical instrument?  We're not surprised, since playing a musical instrument is often cited as one of the main things people wish they'd enjoyed when they had the opportunity, and it truly is a wonderful thing to do!  Have you tried before, and currently have an instrument in a cupboard gathering dust?  Possibly you used to play as a child and you want pick it up again and see if you've 'still got it'?  Whether you're returning to the instrument or have a little time on your hands and looking for something new, look no further than BMT.

✓ Highly Qualified and experienced teachers
✓ Flexibility to suit your schedule
✓ Online lessons
✓ Specialist advice and guidance
✓ Musical instrument rental

Interested? Read on…..

We know as an adult learner you will have a lot of questions before you take the ‘plunge’ and grab that instrument you’ve always dreamed of playing. Our FAQs will give you all the answers

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Am I too old to learn a musical instrument?

You are never too old! And actually, as an adult you will have much clearer goals and motivations to drive your learning. Plus, there are so many personal and health related benefits such as:

✓ Fun and some personal “me” time
✓ Relieves stress
✓ Make new friends (especially if you join a band or ensemble)
✓ Enhances creativity
✓ Builds confidence and self-motivation
✓ Improved cognitive functions and mental health
✓ Trains discipline and patience

What’s not to like about that?

What instruments can BMT offer?

Pretty much anything (unless you want to learn the Himalayan Nose Flute!). We have a team of 70+ specialist teachers whose expertise cover everything from electric guitar to violin, voice to ukulele, drums to clarinet, saxophone to trumpet and many, many more – just get in touch and let us know what you would like to do.

How long are lessons, and when do they take place?

Our lessons are 30 minutes on a weekly basis. As the lessons will be online, we can be as flexible as you need us to be. Just have a chat with your assigned teacher and we’ll find a day and time that works for you.

How much do I need to practise?

There is no one answer to this, as everyone learns in different ways and structures their practise time around other life commitments. Some prefer to practise in shorter sessions once or twice a day, others longer sessions twice a week. So, whatever works for you, but the important thing to remember is that practise = progress, so you will need to think about finding that time in between each lesson.

How much will it cost?

Our individual 30 minute lessons are £236 per term (11 lessons per term).

    If this hasn't answered all of your questions, please send us a message and we'll get back to you!



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