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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


School House
Stanley Hill

Saturday - 11:00 - 12:00, 12:00 - 13:00, 13:00 - 14:00


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"