We have a course to suit everyone here at Octaves. From individual tailor made tuition to suit your needs, to group lessons where you can play as band and have fun with other students learning to play!

Junior Play For Keeps  – Keyboard course for children aged 5-7 .

Working in small groups, Junior Play For Keeps provides a fun and stimulating environment in which children can enjoy making music on a keyboard. It is open to beginners aged between five and seven and is designed to take the student to an intermediate level. At this stage they then progress to the Play For Keeps course, working towards grade 3.

In Junior Play For Keeps we believe that a fun approach to learning music is important. We achieve this through listening, singing and reading activities. Course material consists of a series of themed text books with a visually striking cartoon-style presentation designed to appeal to children of this age. An examination syllabus is available for the course, which leads to a fully accredited Trinity College of London Grade structure when the student graduates to the mainstream Play For Keeps course, typically at the age of 10.

Play For Keeps –Keyboard course for children aged 8- adult!

Play for Keeps is a modern keyboard course aimed at children from age 8 upwards.  This is a course that appeals to children, teenagers and adults alike!

By learning in a small group, students can experience playing as a band as well as playing solo. Many different styles of music are explored including Keyboard and Piano skills. This also includes music notation and theory in order to equip students with all the necessary skills to become a great all round musician.

Examinations are available via an accredited syllabus with Trinity College and students can learn at all levels from beginner up to Grade 8!

Piano & Keyboard Tuition

Individual lessons are also available on both Piano & Keyboard. Lessons are tailor made according to the students requirements. Whether you want to learn a new skill, improve your playing, take exams or just play for fun  – its up to you!

Guitar Encounters – Age 7 – adult

Guitar Encounters is a modern rock and pop-based course for any aspiring guitarist from the age of 7 upwards. Students learn in small groups of between 6 and 8, which gives them the opportunity to play as a group to complement solo work. The course material covers a variety of skills and techniques and also fully supports music in the National Curriculum so you can learn while having fun playing!

Guitar Encounters also teaches general music and guitar-specific notation and theory. It even covers technical issues such as how to correctly set-up and maintain an instrument, and how to use instrument tone controls, effects and amplifier controls to recreate the sounds of guitar legends. The course material includes great music, covering the major milestones in popular guitar styles. Swap your air-guitar for the real thing – now!

Guitar & Bass Tuition

We offer individual and smaller group tuition on Guitar & Bass. Tell us what you would like to learn and we will guide you!