Junior Department

Gloucester and Cheltenham

Bursaries available, please apply here

For more information, or to book your FREE taster session, please email info@glosacadmusic.org 


for pre-school age children


A fun session developing self-expression through movement and song. Includes percussion and singing to develop musical awareness, co-ordination and  rhythm in a friendly and relaxed environment. 

Infant and Junior Singing and Rhythm sessions

for infant and junior school children


These sessions develop musical awareness, coordination and voice work through Dalcroze and Kodaly techniques. We encourage musical expression through improvisation and give a fun introduction to music theory. 


Recorder Starters

for infant and junior school children

The recorder is the perfect beginner wind instrument, with typical progression to instruments such as flute, clarinet, saxophone and oboe.  Sessions based around the Musicland series.

String Starters* and String Ensemble

For beginner to grade 1 string players 

*String Starters take new students in September/October only


Sessions putting singing and rhythm skills into practice on a string instrument.

Junior and Intermediate String Orchestras & Chamber

For grade 1 to 5 string players


Sessions introduce orchestral technique and ensemble playing through exploration of different musical styles and periods.

Wind and Brass Ensembles

For grade 1 to 5 wind and brass players


Sessions provide specialist tuition in small groups exploring a range of repertoire.  There is the opportunity to play with the intermediate strings when appropriate.

Associated Board Theory Sessions

For grade 1 to 5 musicians. 

An essential for those wishing to progress through the Associated Board exams.



Music theory is fun! The ABRSM Theory sessions involve interactive music theory grounded in musicianship taught in a practical way. Students are put in the appropriate group to suit their knowledge. The classes prepare students to take ABRSM written theory exams if they wish to.



Gloucestershire Academy of Music,

Barbican House, Barbican Road, Gloucester GL1 2JF


01452 668592 

President Professor Derek Aviss OBE FLCM, LTCL, hon. FTCL, FRSA · Artistic Director Glyn Oxley Bmus (Hons) Edin
Executive Director Kirsty Winnan BA (Hons) PGCE NPQH FRSA · Founder Caroline Lumsden ARCM AGSM Cert Ed
Gloucestershire Academy of Music is the trading name of Gloucestershire Academy of Music Limited.
Registered in England No. 2796427 ·Registered Charity No. 1085708

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