I hope you are having a wonderful and musical summer! It’s that time of the time of year again! Soon it will be ‘back to school’ and you may be looking for lessons in music, and you would be making a great choice!

Did you know? – that sadly, only 20% of kids learn to play music – but over 70% of adults wish they had!

Whether you are Bristol based or further afield (*skype lessons available) and looking for music lessons for your children; my lessons offer the following to students:

kids music lessons

I have over 20 years of experience and my students achieve excellent results.


Build your confidence and learn to sing!

Classical Techniques and Estill training practices learn to sing in a range of styles and genres that are proven to increase your repertoire and understanding how your vocals work, and what you really can do.

Increase your musical theatre knowledge, understanding & performance skills required to deliver the vast Musical Theatre repertoire. Or if you prefer singing Pop songs I can help you learn the musical knowledge required along with aural & performance skills for the singing exams.

I cover the full Musical Theatre Syllabus and Pop Vocals with the London College of Music exam board for singing grades in these styles. I also offer grades within the exam board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM). Unaccompanied singing, sight-singing and your aural tests covered.


I’ll work with you to learn how to play the Cello for fun, performing and taking graded exams. From foundation to your Graded ABRSM exams.

I teach children from as young as KS1 (age 6) all the way through to adults. I’m experienced in teaching and developing your skills including scales and arpeggios, sight-reading and aural tests.

Learn to play the cello at a pace that suits you.

Music Theory:

As your instrumental and singing skills develop, to achieve a Grade 5 in music theory you must understand the building blocks of music.

Learn the basics of rhythm and notes, compositions and develop a broad knowledge of western music, including composers and their works, structure, style and period. I’ll support you from the building blocks of music to achieving your Grade 5 theory and beyond in Music Theory.

Solely Music Theory focused lessons available if studying a different instrument outside of my lessons. Theory is also woven into my instrumental lessons.

Gail Bater

Why music is so important?

Benefits of Music Education for Kids


Music allows students to try something new and develop confidence as they master singing or playing an instrument.

Listening skills.

Music involves listening to yourself and to the rest of the ensemble.

It has also been shown to help with…

Math skills.
Making the brain work harder.
Relieving stress.
Boosting creativity.

Music is such a big part of our lives. It is something that is universal and everyone enjoys from every culture. … Scientists are still trying to figure out exactly how music affects us as much as it does, but what they do know is that music has a very beneficial effect on the brain.

  • Music is essential to the human experience.
  • Music is a vital communication tool for children.
  • The study finds that “a substantial increase in arts educational experiences has remarkable impacts on students’ academic, social, and emotional outcomes”.
  • Art programs have the potential to help improve a student’s memory and concentration skills, develop decision-making and critical thinking skills, enhance communication and listening skills, but also encourage focus and discipline.
  • An arts education can also help a student to improve self-esteem and social skills.

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