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Buckinghamshire Music Trust is thrilled to include Hi-Gain band sessions as part of its offer at Music Centre.

Hi-Gain is an after-school activity for musicians in bands or who learn an instrument and would like to gain experience of playing in a group.  The sessions take place weekly during term time at our three main Music Centres in High Wycombe, Aylesbury, and Amersham.  

Hone your craft...

Hi-Gain is a group activity for musicians who learn an instrument and wish to join a band, songwriters and established bands, and anyone who is interested in music technology and production. This is ideal for musicians who learn a popular instrument including drums, vocals, keyboard, and electric, bass, and acoustic guitar.

Sessions will focus on projects to develop performance, songwriting and technology skills to enable students to record and publish their music.  There are regular performance opportunities through Guitari Lounge, Battle of the Bands, and events to showcase the talents and growth of our participants.

We have some exceptional participants from as young as 8 years old but our scheme of work is broad and caters for pupils with a minimum playing experience of Grade 2 to Grade 8 and beyond.

What does Hi-Gain mean?

In technical terms, adding gain amplifies the input volume of the source signal i.e. drums, vocal, or electric guitar. High gain, therefore, significantly increases what you put into it. We are applying this method to our school in a nurturing, engaging, and creative environment for the participant to achieve their own hi-gain.

Hi-Gain is for:

  • Tutored and Self-taught Musicians
  • Established Bands
  • Singer-Songwriters

Developing your:

  • Performance Skills
  • Songwriting
  • Music Technology
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Hi-Gain Locations


Aylesbury High School
Walton Road
HP21 7ST

Monday - 19:30 - 20:30


Amersham College Music Dept.
Stanley Hill

Tuesday - 17:15 - 18:30


Millbrook Combined School
Mill End Road
High Wycombe
HP12 4BA

Wednesday - 18:00 - 19:15

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What our students say...

"Hi-Gain helped me to work better with other musicians and to use technology that's appropriate for recording"

"I have learned how to synchronise my playing with drums and how easy recording can be"

"Gives me tips and help with being a musician and has helped me to improve"

"It has helped me to learn the basics of theory as well as practical"

"It has helped me develop well as a musician because I know more than before I joined"

"It has helped me to work in a band and make my own music"

"It made me appreciate playing in a band to develop specific skills, such as playing in time"

"I can now work better in a group and put more ideas forward"

"It has taught me how to work with others and write songs on guitar"

"It has helped me get more confident at playing drums"

"I have learnt to arrange songs and record tracks successfully"

"It has helped me to work as a band, play with other musicians and setup tech"

"It has helped me to improve my knowledge in Music Technology"

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    Please read the terms and conditions below before submitting this form:

    Tuition is provided on an ongoing, rolling contract and pupils may only withdraw from activities at the end of a term following submission and acceptance of written notice to your local music centre. The notice submission deadlines for each term are available on our website but will generally be the last day of the mid-term break. If late notice is received, you will be required to pay a late notice fee in addition to your invoice for the term

    Fees are invoiced termly and should be paid on receipt of invoice by cheque (payable to Buckinghamshire Music Trust) or by bank transfer to:

    Account name: Buckinghamshire Music Trust

    Sort code: 30 – 90 – 38 Account number: 61703168

    You must ensure that you use the invoice number as a payment reference.

    Parents are asked to inform the tutor of any known absences a minimum of one week in so that, where possible, these can be re-arranged within the same term. In the case of pupil absence, we are unable to reschedule lessons other than at the tutor’s discretion. This includes pupil absences due to conflicting school activities. Where the tutor is absent, parents will be informed via your child’s school and lessons will be rescheduled by the tutor in agreement with the school. Where the tutor is absent for more than one week, BMT will endeavour to cover these lessons with an alternative tutor or will provide a credit at the end of the year for any sessions missed through tutor sickness.

    We are committed to ensuring that all music trust activities are accessible to all young people and provide subsidies for families who are eligible for the national Free School Meals scheme (available for families receiving certain benefits) and for siblings of existing members.

    The music trust is responsible for the safety of students whilst they are within the music centre or on a pre-arranged visit or performance off-site and has appropriate Risk Assessment, Safeguarding, Health and Safety, and First Aid procedures in place. Parents must be responsible for their child’s safety and well-being at all other times, particularly in regard to their journey to and from the music centres.

    Please ensure that you inform the music centre directly if any of your personal details change, in particular, phone and email contacts, including those named as emergency contacts.

    Parents are responsible for ensuring that the music trust is aware of any medical needs and special educational needs regarding their child. Please ensure to complete the relevant section of the form is filled in and where necessary provide the relevant area leader with any further information.

    The music trust occasionally takes photos and audio/video recordings of pupils for archive purposes, teacher training and use in our own promotional material and publicity. If you do not wish your child to have their image used in this way please select NO in the box. For anything used by external agencies such as press, specific additional permission will be sought.

    The music trust would like to add your details to the mailing list for your chosen centre. Please select NO in the box if you do not wish us to do so.

    The Buckinghamshire Music Trust is registered with the Data Protection Registrar’s Office and will not use or share this information outside the organisation without the express permission of the parent concerned.