MUSIC COURSES FOR 8-18 YEARS
The Band Project is the complete band experience for young musicians. It was created to give an unpatronising taste of every aspect of being in a band whilst building self confidence, self
expression, mutual and self respect, teamwork, creativity and offering a place to make friends who also love playing and performing music.
The course offers weekly two hour rehearsals in fully equipped practice rooms working with a gigging musician as tutor. All of our team are DBS checked and trained by Band Project founder Chris Mountford to deliver the company ethos and approaches to music and music education. Over the eleven week course each band learns and arranges a set of four to six songs
depending on the groups experience levels, material chosen etc. All bands are grouped by age and experience to be the right fit musically and socially.
In week eleven all bands perform at the end of course performance in a real venue for friends and family for an authentic gig experience.
For older students doing their Duke of Edinburgh awards The Band Project course can be used as part of that and the courses can also be used to support the performance units of the
GCSE and A Level syllabus. Also as bands grow together and develop we can start to include or focus on songwriting so they are creating and performing original material.
We can also provide our students with one to one instrument lessons to support their band sessions, head over to our Lessons page for more details.
The Band Project costs £308 incl VAT for an eleven week course – payment plans are available, please contact us for more details.
We also offer a shortened six week course for bands starting later on in a term or where they can’t commit to a full eleven weeks because of life getting in the way. We want to be flexible to make sure everyone can still get involved! Our six week courses begins after half term and cost £154 incl VAT – payment plans are not available for this course.
For a course to run there must be a minimum of four members and a maximum of six members in a band. Bands are open to the standard line up of Drums, Guitar, Keyboards and Vocals but we also accept Trumpet, Saxophone, Trombone… we’ve had an electric Bag Pipe player so anyone is welcome.
All of our bands have the opportunity to book a recording session in a professional studio. Throughout the eight hour session they are fully supported and guided by your band tutor and a professional engineer working through your parts, overdubs, explore playing to click, basic mixing and leave with an end product you can be proud of.
Recording sessions are £84 incl VAT (sessions require a minimum of four members and recommended for ages eleven and above).