Oct 16

Beginners and learners welcome!

Kids EnsembleNew Cardiff Music Academy at Tongwynlais

Tongwynlais Band have announced the launch of our music academy. The project aimed at encouraging learners of all ages but especially young people will be based at, Musicroomz our purpose-built facilities in Llandaff North.

Iestyn Davies Chairman of the band said, “We are drawing on the skills of a range of experienced tutors under the direction of Christopher Bond and Sam Jowett of Create! Music Education. Sam and Chris are enthusiastic tutors with experience of working with kids from across a wide age range and in numerous schools across South Wales. We’re really excited about the opportunities this will bring for everyone involved with the band.”

The Music Academy will provide specialist instrumental tutors via one-to-one instruction or on a shared basis with borrowed, rented and assisted purchase instruments available according to need. Christopher Bond, who is also the resident musical director added, “As well as instruction in the standard brass band instrumentation the Academy will also provide tuition in piano, composition and music theory. Lessons in other instruments and in vocal performance will also be available by arrangement.”

The band’s purpose built facilities, Musicroomz, already houses rehearsal space and is home to a wide range of musicians based at the centre.

Iestyn concluded. “Musicroomz is a dedicated resource already in use as a rehearsal space and recording studio as well as an examination centre. We are confident that it will provide an ideal hub for music tuition and provide a strong foundation to build on for the future.

One-to one lessons are priced at £15.00 for half an hour, or shared lessons available at £10.00 each for half an hour.


In addition, the new year will see the relaunch of the Tongwynlais Youth Band with the opportunity to join the band’s brand new youth ensemble with a weekly rehearsal. The ensemble will provide group tuition and regular public performance opportunities for those of grade 3 standard and below. Rehearsals are set to commence on the first Sunday in November at 5pm for one hour, with a termly fee of £30.00.

Further details can be found on the band’s website or by getting in contact with the academy on Email:  musicacademy@tongwynlaisband.com Phone:  07938830353 to read more about our academy visit its page on the website directions to Musicroomz are also on the website.


Christopher Bond and Sam Jowett are Directors of Create! Music Education Ltd (09434529) and Musicroomz is owned and operated by the Tongwynlais Temperance Band a Registered Charity (1117861)