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Why Choose First Chord Music School?


Learning how to play an instrument and creating music is an invaluable skill for you or your child. We are guides, here to help you along your musical journey and show you how rewarding learning an instrument can be. Our tutors at First Chord are dedicated musicians who have had their lives enriched by music.

Life is extremely busy and full of distractions so we are here to help you spend your valuable time learning an instrument and connecting with music in a unique, fun and effective way.

Check out our Handbook for a comprehensive guide our ethos, approach to lessons and more.

Engaging lessons

Lessons are delivered by tutors with thousands of hours of teaching experience between them, all of whom live and breathe music! Each lesson is tailored to students interests whilst making sure to cover the key elements of playing, composing and listening to music.

Membership & Community

Upon starting lessons with us, you will gain access to your own online student portal where you can access practice materials and video content at your convenience.

Harness Your creativity

Expressing yourself through music is such a powerful experience. We provide access to free software where you can record your performances, write your own music or collaborate with others across the world!

Three Simple Steps to start lessons

1. Speak to us: Fill out our short form and tell us about your musical ambitions, favourite songs and which lesson times suit you best.

2. Trial lesson: This a risk free opportunity to see if our way of doing things works for you! In this 30 min session, you’ll get to know your tutor and begin taking your first musical steps.

3. Become a Member: If you are happy with your trial lesson and want to continue, the next step is to become a member of the school. This includes benefits such as access to your personal student portal. Additionally you can take part in our newsletter and competitions.

NOTE: At present we are operating at full capacity and will be assigning new lesson slots on a first come first served basis as new slots open up. Do complete the below form and we’ll be sure to get back to you! 

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What people say about First Chord Music School

  • My self and my twin boys all take lessons with First Chord Music. The setup within CC music shop, is brilliant, tonnes of expert knowledge in that shop. My 7 year olds love their guitar/piano lesson and can’t wait for Saturdays to come along. Great teachers and very patient, we have Finn for guitar and Tony for piano. I feel we’re in super good hands in order for us to progress. I think possibly as an adult one of the best things I’ve done was to start guitar lessons which I wish I started earlier in life. Even more amaizing is our lessons are continuing online during the covid outbreak. Brilliant work, first chord!

    Jameel Lombard
  • Finn and Sophie have created something special with the ukulele orchestra. It’s a joyous thing. Finn puts together great arrangements for a truly eclectic mix of songs from classics like Harvest Moon to others that I don’t think you’ll find in most ukulele groups (e.g. The Undertones ‘Teenage Kicks’, Gorillaz ‘Feel Good Inc.’). Within the group, different sections play chords, melody, bass line, etc. to create the orchestra effect. There are always parts with different levels of difficulty to choose from, so all levels of player can be accommodated, including complete beginners. Sophie provides one-to-one support where needed. All are welcome. The only rule is NO JERKS! And as if that wasn’t enough, at half-time there is always tea and biscuits. Highly Recommended!

    Carolyn Hillard
  • The Ukulele group is fab, Finn’s  teaching style is great and the members are lovely and very welcoming. The arrangements of the songs are fun to learn and play (much better than the original songs in my opinion). I love learning the different parts (melody, harmony and chords), I’ve learnt loads of uke techniques and I feel my playing has greatly improved since I joined. I’d highly recommend this group.

  • I have been taking piano lessons here now for approximately two months. I am pleased with the tutor and everything is going well!

    John Chisholm
  • I started guitar lessons here a couple of months ago. The space is lovely and in a safe environment, the teachers are great. Finn who teaches me guitar is very patient and on the ball with everything and takes his time in lessons. I really admire the work they do here and the passion and love that went into starting the school up. I can not recommend the place enough!

    Ross Wilcock