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The cost of learning an instrument and why we believe in affordable lessons

At Bristol House of Music we believe in giving affordable lessons at a high standard. Learning music shouldn’t break the bank, and you should want to come to your lessons and really enjoy learning. That is why we offer the first lesson free, so you can try it out and see if it is for you (you can even borrow an instrument).


Here is a breakdown of how much it is likely to cost you to start learning…

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1. The instrument £0-150

You are going to need an instrument if you are going to learn to play, mainly so you can practice what you learn each week. We have put this down as £0-£150. You can get very reasonably priced instruments nowadays. In Bristol there are great music shops including Mickleburgh Music and Hobgoblin who have a whole range of starter instruments available. There are also lots of good second hand deals on websites like Gumtree, Ebay and Facebook. We are always here to help you with buying your first instrument and are happy to advise you.


2. Lessons - £20

Having lessons is going to start you off on the right path. The teachers at Bristol House of Music offer the first lesson completely free so you can ‘try before you buy’. You are welcome to use our guitars and other instruments to see if it’s something you want to pursue. Lessons are just £20 per hour (we also offer 30 minutes for £10 and 45 minutes for £15). 


3. Musical accessories - £20

There are a few items that make learning a little easier. If you are learning guitar or ukulele, you will need a capo, a plectrum and maybe a strap. Also it is good to get yourself a clip-on tuner so you can tune your instrument. These are also very inexpensive. If you play piano you may need a couple of books none of which are very costly.


INITIAL COST = Minimum of £20, Maximum of £170.

LESSON COSTS = Minimum of £40 per month. Maximum of £80 per month (not forgetting the first lesson is free).


Having a one-hour lesson each week is ideal as it gives you plenty of time to learn effectively and to go over new ideas thoroughly. At Bristol House of Music we think everyone should have the opportunity to learn an instrument as it is one of the best things you will ever do, hence our affordable rates.

Fill out the form below and book your first free lesson today:

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