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Why Choose First Chord Music School?

Learning how to play an instrument and to create music is something unmeasurably valuable for you or your child! Having an effective guide to help you down the path to learning and understanding a music can make your journey a lot clearer and more enriching! We understand life is extremely busy and full of distractions First Chord help you use your valuable time learning you instrument and connecting with music in our unique, fun and effective ways.

Engaging online lessons

Online lesson delivered by tutors with thousands of hours of teaching experience between them and who who live and breathe music! Each lesson is structured in such a way that we are able to guide students through their own unique path but make sure we cover the key elements of playing, composing and listening to music.

Membership / Community

As soon as you start lessons with us you will have 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 can be such a powerful thing. We provide access to free software in which you can record your own music, songs you are learning and collaborate with other students or anyone in the world!

Three Simple Steps to start lessons

1. Speak to us: Fill out our short form and lets us know what sort times work for you and a little about you musical dreams, so we can pair you with the right tutor.

2. Trial lesson: This a no risk chance to see if our way of doing things works for you! In this 30 min session you talk through with you tutor what you like about music and for them to give you an idea of what the next few months could look like.

3. Become a Member: If you are happy with the trial lesson tand want to go forward the next step is to become a member of the school this gives loads of benefits such as a login to our site which allows for structured learning in the form of accessing lesson notes and practice materials.

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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.

    Adrienne
  • 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