Frequently asked questions

What do you want to know?…

So that you can feel reassured about what to expect when coming to us, below are some of the frequently asked questions that arise.  If you do not find the answer to your particular query then please do not hesitate to contact us.

What types of music do you teach?

Everything! We specialise in popular music styles (Pop, Rock, Blues, Folk, Jazz etc.) but we can tailor your lesson whatever you are interested in.

What ages do you teach?

Our pupils range from 5 years old to 75 years old!

How much does it cost and how do I pay?

Lessons can be paid for in cash, by cheque or by bank transfer.
Our rates are £17 for 30 minutes or £34 for an hour lesson.
Some tutors are able to offer 45 minute lessons at £25.50.
Monthly Music Theory Workshops are £10 per person, per session (usually 75-90 mins).

Do you offer any sibling discounts?

Yes we do! Half hour lessons are £16 and hour lessons are £32 for siblings.

Are instruments provided?

We don’t provide instruments for you to take home with you, therefore you will need your own to practise on between lessons.  Guitarists and Bass Guitarists will need to bring their instruments with them to the lesson, however drummers and pianists/keyboard players do not need to bring their own instruments to the lesson (phew!).

Do you teach any other instruments other than drums, guitar, bass, piano, keyboard, vocals?

Currently we only offer tuition for vocals, guitar, piano/keyboard, violin, ukuleke, bass and drums but as a business Beatbox is constantly growing. We would like to hear from you even if you wish to learn an instrument that isn’t listed on our site as we may be able to help you, or if not will most likely be in touch with someone who can help.

How much should I spend on an instrument?

Talk to your tutor about buying an instrument for the first time. We are always happy to advise you!

Should I get a high quality instrument from the start even though I’m a beginner?

A difficult question to answer – and the answer is specific and dependent on the individual’s budget and requirements. We are always happy to advise you before you buy.  Usually a high quality second hand instrument is better than buying a ‘brand new’ poor quality one.

How much practice do I need to do?

A minimum of 10mins per day. 15-20mins per day is ideal. Little and often is better than
an hour once a week!

What if you’re left handed?

No problem! We can help you choose the correct guitar or show you how to set up the drums.

Do your students ever have a chance to play together or as a part of a band?

Yes, we regularly organise Rockschool workshops!  We also encourage our students to form their own bands and join other music groups such as orchestras, brass bands, and choirs.

When do you teach?

Contact us to find out when the tutor can fit you in for a lesson.  Most tutors work Monday – Fridays at Beatbox Studio, but some lessons are also held on Saturdays too.

How much notice should I give if I’m going to miss a lesson? Will I still get charged?

Ideally as much notice as possible as it may give us time to accommodate other students or rearrange your lesson for a different day.  The minimum notice period to avoid being charged is 24hrs.

Can I sit in and observe my child's lessons?

We encourage parents to be involved in their child’s learning and we are happy to discuss the lessons and progress with them each week. We also allocate time every so often to showcase lesson material to parents.  However, having an ‘audience’ (even if it’s a parent or close relative) in a lesson can be distracting for a student.  It is important to feel comfortable about asking questions or making mistakes in your lesson without feeling like you are being watched.  Therefore we have a lovely waiting room where parents can relax and make themselves a drink while the lesson takes place.  Of course, if a student wishes to have their parent observe the lesson then we are happy for them to do so!