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We proudly hold a 100% exam pass rate across the full range of instruments.

We have been delivering bespoke and curriculum based music lessons in Cardiff for more than 20 years and currently facilitate the learning for over 300 students per week.  


We teach:

  • Acoustic Guitar

  • Classical Guitar

  • Electric Guitar

  • Bass Guitar 

  • Violin

  • Flute

  • Piano

  • Voice

  • Drums

  • Saxophone

  • Double Bass

  • Clarinet

  • Harp

  • Bassoon​

  • Cello

  • Brass

  • Music Theory

  • Parent and Child Lessons 

Cardiff Music School Clarinet Teacher
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All new students receive a free 30 minute lesson

Tuition Fees​

All lesson prices per one to one class:

30-minute lesson: £16

45-minute lesson £24
60-minute lesson: £32

Book Now

(029) 2063 8059

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Cardiff Music School Violin Teacher
Expanded reading skills:
There is a correlation between a child’s musical training and their word decoding skills, a fundamental part of learning to pronounce specific words.

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Find us at Chapter
We're located in Cardiff's Creative Hub 


Cardiff Music School

Chapter Arts Centre 

Market House



Talk to us: 

(029) 2063 8059

07812 510863

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Enhanced self-discipline:
Music and memory go hand in hand. Learning to play a musical instrument makes you use both parts of your brain and this boosts memory power.

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Book Now

(029) 2063 8059

07812 510863​

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Music Theory with Gwenno Glyn

When learning to play an instrument it is essential to understand the building blocks and dynamics of the language of music. The benefits of learning music theory alongside instrument tuition accelerates the students potential.  Our award winning Blue Ribbon harpist & pianist Gwenno offers small class groups from grades 1-8 and available to all ages of students.  

CMS Students: £8.00 per 1 hour class

Non Students: £10.00   

For further details and to book your place please email, contact us via facebook @diffmusicschool or call us on 029 2063 8059 

Cardiff Music School's Guitar Orchestra

Every Saturday 1.00pm 

This weekly orchestra, conducted by award winning guitarist Evangelos Nikolaidis MA, will allow students to develop the key skills needed to be an outstanding musician, and it will be great fun too. 

CMS Students: £7.50  

Non Students £15.00

Book your place by email, contact us via facebook @diffmusicschool or call us on 029 2063 8059 

School Director Brian Firkins

Brian Firkins is a guitarist and dedicated music educator.  Establishing Cardiff Music School in 1998, he holds both Undergraduate and Postgraduate degrees from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Brian has over twenty years’ experience teaching children and adults in a variety of settings including: privately, schools, colleges, correctional and rehabilitation institutions, outreach projects, festivals and workshops.  

Cardiff Music School Director Brian Firkins
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Our Teachers

We have only the very best. All our teachers are fully CRB checked. Educated to degree and masters level from The Royal Welsh College of Music and conservatoires from around the World.

We teach: Acoustic, Guitar, Classical Guitar,Electric, Guitar Bass, Guitar, Violin, Flute, 

Harp, Bassoon, Piano, Voice, Drums, 

Saxophone, Double Bass. Clarinet and Music Theory

Please feel free to get in touch and ask the team any questions you have about undertaking music lessons at Cardiff Music School.

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Cardiff Music School rehearsal rooms.


Whether you're a teacher wanting to hire space for tuition or a musician wanting rehearsal space, our ten rehearsal studios will accommodate all your needs.  Each room is furnished with a piano, our rates for rehearsal and equipment hire is:


Our prices...



Monday to Friday 10am - 6pm = £10 per hour
(includes free gear hire if required)

Monday to Friday 6pm - midnight = £12 per hour


Saturday and Sunday - 10am - midnight = £12 per hour

(include free basic drum kit if required)



Monday to Friday 10am - 6pm and all day Saturday = £6 per hour



Standard size rooms (Red, Blue, Green, Orange, Purple) - £120 per day

Large Room (Brown) - £140 per day

Book your place by email, contact us via facebook @diffmusicschool or call us on 029 2063 8059 

Gear Hire Rates for Rehearsals (all rates per session):

Basic Drum Kit - £3

Snare/Kick Drum Pedal - £2

Cymbal Set - £2

Bass Amp and/or Cab - £6

Guitar Amp and/or Cab - £6

Keyboard - £6


*We have guitar stands, music stands, keyboard stands for you to borrow free of charge


**If you've forgotten a lead, we have plenty you can borrow free of charge


*** all prices inclusive of VAT


****discounts on lock outs are available dependent on duration

Cancellation Policy...

We require at least 48 hours notice from the start time of your session if you wish to cancel it otherwise the cost of the time you have booked is owed.  Obviously if your session takes place within 48 hours of you booking it then there is no charge.


If you rearrange your session to take place within 48 hours of the original booking then there will be no charge.  This can only be done once per booking.


For cancellations of lock out rehearsals we require 4 days notice to avoid being charged.

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