Music Lessons at HCM Music Academy

Learn to Play

Learn to Play

Whether you are a complete beginner or looking to brush up on your skills, the HCM Music Academy is the perfect place to learn to play music. Providing music lessons for students from age 7+ (for children), and adults, we teach a variety of music lessons including Guitar, Bass Guitar, Piano, Vocals and Drums. We also have a specialist music class for 4-6 year olds called “Little Musicians”. Our HCM Music Academies are based in Ware, Herts at the HCM College of Music building and in Letchworth. Our Letchworth site is currently closed due to relocation and will be reopening in early 2018.

Music lessons are available in groups (for just £12 per lesson) and as 1-2-1 lessons (from £17.50 for 30mins) and are taught Monday – Saturday in line with the Hertfordshire schools Spring, Summer and Autumn terms.

We want everyone to have the opportunity to learn an instrument in a fun, safe environment. We welcome all enquiries so please call our friendly team here on 01920 460646 (Ware), 01462 600606 (Letchworth) or email us at

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Our Tuition Rooms

We have 7 tuition studios at our Ware Music Academy. Our studios are fully equipped with the equipment and tools necessary for teaching in a warm, light, safe and relaxed environment.

We also have a reception waiting area where parents can wait to collect students once lessons are finished.




The Tutors

We are proud to have a team of enthusiastic, dedicated, talented and qualified music tutors. Teaching from beginner to diploma level, all of our tutors are fully DBS checked (previously known as CRB), and have undertaken both first aid and safeguarding training. All tutors either currently work, or have worked, within the music performance industry. Click on a tutor’s image to learn more about them.

Tom Hollylee
Marie Lee
Andy Horrigan
Chris Jenks
Zane Maertens
Caroline Fitch
Stacy Plant
Alex Ward BA HONS
Tom Brown
Joe Hannis
Jo Harris
Pete Hedley
Shane Lee Smith
Zoë Phillips
Roisin Quinn BMUS (Hons)
Marc Rapson
Dave Evans
Alex Forryan Lead Tutor

Learn Music for Fun

Our aim at HCM Music Academy is to provide the highest level of tuition whilst making music lessons fun and exciting. Learning an instrument should be affordable, challenging and interesting. Our tutors ensure that there is never any pressure to go faster or slower whilst aiming to focus on the skills, techniques and genres of music that you want to learn. All HCM tutors are supportive and will encourage you to progress and get the best out of learning to play. We aim to offer lessons that are always enjoyable.

Graded Tuition

If getting grades is something that interests you then HCM tutors will work with you to enable you to achieve the best result possible. Using the RSL (Rockschool) syllabus we are able to offer examinations on Guitar, Drums, Bass Guitar, Piano and Vocals. Many of our tutors have themselves completed the RSL Level 4 Teaching qualification and so are ideally placed to help you work towards taking an exam. Graded exams don’t suit everyone but are an opportunity to work towards a goal and will give you a benchmark for your playing ability.


There are many opportunities to perform as a student at HCM. We believe that part of learning an instrument is showing others how and what you can play. Once you become a more competent player/performer there are our regular “End of Term Gigs”, where you can perform in front of family and friends.

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