Junior Department

Scutterbugs

A girl learning percussion

A fun session for pre-school children developing self-expression through movement and song

Saturday mornings at Barbican House 9.00-9.45am, and Cheltenham 2.00-2.45pm.£63.00 for 10 sessions

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Singing and Rhythm sessions

A boy playing the drum

Fun and active sessions for infant and junior-age children

Infant Singing and Rhythm £63.00 for 10 sessions. 

Junior Singing and Rhythm £76 for 10 sessions

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Recorder Starters

Three boys learning to play the recorder

The recorder is the perfect beginner wind instrument

Saturday mornings at Barbican House  09.45-10.30 am, £63.00 for 10 sessions

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String Starters and String Ensemble

GAM tutor and students rehearsing in a class

These sessions help children to put skills learned in rhythm and singing sessions into practice on a string instrument

String Starters (beginners) £63.00 for 10 sessions 

String Ensemble (pre-Grade 1) £76 for 10 sessions

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String Orchestras and Chamber

Children at a group performance

These groups offer sessions for players from grades 1 to 5, allowing them to progress alongside children of a similar standard. 

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Kingsley Brass

A boy playing an instrument

We are looking for brass players of all instruments, from beginners upwards, to join our new band. 

Thursdays, 5pm. FREE to join and take part. 

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Associated Board Theory Sessions

Two boys playing brass instruments

Our interactive sessions aim to prepare students for theory exams or just to underpin their musicianship

Saturdays  12pm - 1pm (Gloucester) and 4pm-5pm (Cheltenham), £76 for 10 sessions 

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Exams

A girl playing an instrument

Gloucestershire Academy of Music is an ABRSM examination centre, hosting three periods of exams per year

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