Autumn Term 2023
Term Starts: Saturday 2nd September
Half Term (closed): Saturday 21st October to Friday 27th October
Term Ends: Thursday 21st December
Term length: 15 weeks
Spring Term 2024
Term Starts: Saturday 6th January
Half Term (closed): Saturday 17th February to Sunday 23rd February
Term Ends: Thursday 28th March
Term length: 11 weeks
Summer Term 2024
Term Starts: Monday 15th April
Half Term (closed): Saturday 25th May to Friday 31st May
Term Ends: Monday 22nd July
Term length: 13 weeks
Autumn Term 2024
Term Starts: Monday 2nd September
Half Term (closed): Monday 28th October to Sunday 3rd November
Term Ends: Sunday 22nd December
Term length: 15 weeks
I've been on about this for a while - asking if any students could come up with how many variations of single stroke roll are possible. I knew it would turn out to be a big number, but finally we have been lucky enough to find someone with the time and inclination to give it some proper thought! Step forward Musiclab drum student and maths man Simon Dray.....Read More
It is a well-known fact that playing a musical instrument can bring a lot of joy to not only the musician, but the people around them too. In this article I explain the key value and benefits that come with learning and playing a musical instrument.Read More
Over the course of several weeks many of our drum students at The Musiclab worked on this recording project.Read More
I can honestly say the best thing we did for our daughter was signing her up to learn guitar at The Musiclab 4 years ago. We now have a 10 year old who loves her guitar, appreciates music at a different level, is more musical in general than she would have been and has been on stage at the yearly gigs 4 times (gives her big time cool points with her friends!) a wonderful life experience for her! At the last gig she had the courage to also sing and that confidence has come from the lessons learned with you guys.Shirley Taylor
Very friendly people. My son is always looking forward to his lessons.Mo E
Fantastic music lessons. Small groups and friendly welcome. I would highly recommend these classes, the teachers are very experienced.Lisa P
For those wondering if this is the place for their child’s lessons, I can only say yes. Ben has been having drumming lessons for nearly a year now and has come on in leaps and bounds. This was not the first place we tried. Other group lessons had acoustic drum kits which meant that it was all noise and very hard for each student to hear what they were doing and even harder for the tutor to give effective feedback. The Musiclab system of quality electronic drum kits works really well. Each student has their own kit and headset; the tutor can listen to each student and set different tasks. Then when they all want to play together or accompany the guitar they can take off the headsets and play together through the speakers. Hope this helps those looking for lessons.Adam
The Musiclab guys have been great from the start. Very friendly, helpful and always happy to answer any questions. Studios well-equipped and always clean and tidy.Chris Mann
Musiclab expertly blend theory with practice, including playing with other musicians (both tutors and students) and in public at regular live gigs and performances. Their equipment and tutors are second-to-none; and the classes are sociable and fun. A fantastic environment to learn to play an instrument - I can’t recommend them highly enough.Simon D
My Jamie goes to The Musiclab to learn to play the drums. I am so impressed with this company. He's learning by playing The Foo Fighters' music at the moment - this company understands kids - they have got it so right!Karen Edwards
When I first picked up a guitar I didn't dare to think that I would end playing live at a festival! Thanks for all your help & encouragement over the last few years.Michael Knaggs
Just got back from the junior performance tonight and wanted to say a massive well done. It was a real pleasure to see all the hard work turn into a tremendous night for all the performers. It was especially great to see Daniel find something he really enjoys and has been encouraged by the team at The Musiclab. It is rare for him to show as much enjoyment as he did tonight. He is now talking about taking up the bass guitar as well! Please keep up the good work and I look forward to the next session!Caroline Coss
Thank you so much for putting on such a brilliant gig, all the students played their hearts out, and had a fantastic time doing it. Without the Musiclab life would be very dull! Thanks for all your hard work and effort.I know Troy is especially glad to attend, and you have brought his confidence out, when he plays he is like a different person. Please can you thank Paolo, Bob, Josh they also have had great input into our son as well, you are all great. Please keep up the great work.Lisa, Peter, Troy & Lola
It's so nice to see kids, especially teenagers channelling their energies into something so positive and creative. I'm always in awe of the performances given, and I am so very proud of what Joe can now achieve with the opportunities he's being given. So thank you & well done!Claire Goldup
Thank you for another brilliant student performance. We really appreciate the effort and organisation that goes into hosting an event like that, so congratulations, you must be so pleased with the way it went. We had a great time and I must say I think Tom has been really inspired by playing live; he is driving us loopy to clear out our shed so we can kit it out with a proper drum kit! He was chuffed to bits to play with your band, a personal highlight for both him and us.Pauline & Rob
Just wanted to say that i thought all the adult performers were awesome on Friday night. I had a great night and just wanted to say thanks to Neil and all the musiclab crew for putting on a really good event.Stuart
Excellent training facility. Having never had a drumming lesson in my life and with a break of over 25 years, I approached taking lessons with trepidation. I needn't have worried. Equipment, learning methods and media are first class and last but not least, Neil, my teacher is first class. Don't put it off and get signed up for a course. It will be the best move you will make.John Borra
Live the dream! I joined the Musiclab to have the opportunity to learn/play guitar with other people...with a long-held desire to actually play as part of a group. The Musiclab Live evening gave me my first experience of doing just that and it was fantastic!Andrew Ackrill
Thanks for all your hard work to make The Musiclab Live such a great evening - I felt like a star! A dream come true. Thanks so much!Pete Boskovic
Everybody - Join the Musiclab it rocks!!!Karine Large
I must say the lessons are great fun. Plus I'm already learning new things. It also gave me a confidence boost for when I played with my band last night - I was trying things that I wouldn't normally do and they were coming off!Chris Church
Term & Conditions for The Musiclab Pupils and Parents of.
1) Invoicing and payment of lesson fees
The Musiclab teaching terms generally coincide with the local school terms. Lessons are to be paid before the start of each term, or monthly by standing order.
Renewal letters / Invoices will be sent to you via the email address given to us when you enrol. Please ensure this email address is kept up to date and inform us of any changes in contact details and email addresses.
You will receive your renewal letter / invoice two weeks before the end of term, for the following term. The invoice will show deadlines of payment and options of payment methods.
These renewal letter / invoices will continue to be sent to you unless you leave the school. Each invoice will be for the following full term. We do not charge for Half-term holidays or Bank Holidays, although supplementary lessons are sometimes available.
All tuition fees that are paid by the last day of term, will be subject to a discount.
Payment can be made online, via credit or debit card, or in person, by cheque or cash.
2) Lesson Alterations
We aim to ensure that lessons are as consistent as possible; however there will be times where alterations are necessary:
3) Lesson Cancellations
On rare occasions we may need to cancel a lesson. On these occasions lessons will be rescheduled. If we are unable to reschedule a lesson, or you are unable to attend the rescheduled lesson in holiday time, the lesson fee will be credited against the following terms fees.
We will always notify you of a cancelled lesson via phone or email, which will be sent to a designated parent/guardian with the contact details that have been given to us.
If a pupil misses a lesson which is not as a consequence of a Musiclab cancellation, the lesson is forfeited.
If you are aware that you / your child will miss certain dates during an upcoming term, we will not charge for these lessons provided you inform us of the dates prior to making your payment / deposit payment for that term.
One to one lessons may be cancelled without charge, providing they are cancelled with 24 hours notice. Cancellations within 24 hours will be charged.
4) Leaving the school
If you wish to withdraw from lessons, please remember that you can do so only at the end of a term, and that fees cannot be refunded once you have committed to a full term.
Notice must be made to our admin office via email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you wish to cancel lessons before the end of term, you will forfeit your lessons.
5) Safety of Pupils
The school and the teachers only accept responsibility for the safety of pupils once they are under the teachers' supervision, within the class room. We recommend that parents should escort children to the lesson, and pick them up at the end of the lesson.
6) Collection of pupils
There must be a designated parent/guardian assigned to the collection of each pupil who is under 16, as well as a secondary parent/guardian. Should, for any reason, you need to make arrangements for an alternative person to collect your child, you must inform the staff so that we can ensure the safety of your child.
If you are running late, it is imperative that you contact the staff, so that we can ensure the safety of your child and continue supervision until you arrive. However, we do ask that every effort must be made on your behalf to collect your child on time.
8) Variation to the Terms and Conditions
These terms and conditions may be updated on occasion. You will be notified of any changes in advance via email. If you do not agree with changes to these terms and conditions, you are entitled to terminate the lessons by providing us with half a terms notice (fee payable), in writing. Terms and Conditions are published on our website.