BMS Live Academy

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The BMS Live Academy will assist aspiring young rock musicians to develop their talents in a group environment, providing opportunities to explore new band sounds and improve their playing techniques through a variety of rehearsal bands.

What do we do?

Explore, play and perform different musical styles in a live band setting, including pop, rock, soul and reggae.

Members will also have the opportunity to perform at various venues to enjoy the full experience of rehearsing for live well as the Wembley SSE Arena at the Brent Makes Music concert

When and where does it take place?

Live Academy meets one weekend a term at Claremont High School. The remaining dates for this year are:

  • 28 – 29 March 2020
  • 13 – 14 June 2020

How old old I have to be?

Year 6 upwards.

How much does it cost?

  • Saturday workshop for intermediate musicians: minimum entry grade 1 approximately - £15 per day
  • Sunday workshop for advanced players: minimum entry grade 3 approximately - £15 per day

Rock School leader

Cathy Humphris

How do I join?

Through recommendation from a BMS tutor or by audition. Entry is open to all intermediate level players of guitar, bass, keyboard, drums or vocals who are residents of, or go to school in Brent. To find out more or arrange an audition, please email the BMS Live Academy leader Cathy Humphris at