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Tel:  01452 668592

Gloucestershire Academy of Music is affiliated with:

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Welcome to Gloucestershire Academy of Music

Gloucestershire Academy of Music (GAM to its friends!) offers an exceptional level of professional music tuition in an informal and friendly atmosphere.   We are very successful in creating musical opportunities for all ages and abilities, from individual music lessons and group sessions to performance opportunities, workshops and master classes.   From encouraging the very young to love music and develop their potential to creating an atmosphere where adults feel they can continue, rediscover or even find a new love of playing we have found that we can usually offer something for everyone.   Please look at the information about our available Term-time ( Junior and Senior) and Holiday music programmes on this website.

** Latest News - Forthcoming Concerts - Events **

It's back! #thebigstring 2019


Join over 100 young string players from grade 1 to grade 8+ and perform in Gloucester Cathedral.

Open to young people from across the county, whether already involved in an ensemble or not.

Repertoire for 2019 features Holst's vibrant St. Paul's Suite and the beautiful Christmas Concerto by Corelli.

Once again our inspirational Musical Director, Glyn Oxley, will lead a team of experienced tutors from Gloucestershire Academy of Music, Cotswold Music Tutors & Gloucestershire Music.

This event is suitable for all string players from pre-grade 1 level (you need to be able to play a D major scale) to advanced level.   Parts will be available appropriate for each standard and we hope you can all join us.

Monday 18th February:
9.30am to 4.00pm, rehearsal at Pates Grammar School, Cheltenham, GL51 0HG

Tuesday 19th February:
9.30am to 3.00pm, rehearsal at Gloucester Cathedral, Gloucester, GL1 2LX
3.00pm Concert for all family and friends at Gloucester Cathedral

Students will need to bring a packed lunch, snack and drink with them each day. BigString QR

To reserve your place on The Big String 2018 please apply using the link here or scan the QR code.

You will receive the music for the event by email in December to enable you to practise ahead of the event.

The generous support of Make Music Gloucestershire allows places to be offered for a fee of just 30 per student. Closing date for applications is 15th January 2019. Please note we reserve the right to close applications early.

For further details please email

Please see the news page here for all the latest GAM news and details of upcoming concerts and events.

School Holiday Music Courses

Our popular holiday courses have now been running for over 30 years, providing a combination of the highest standard of tuition with the opportunity for great fun; an experience not to be missed!

Come and join us in the Easter or Summer holidays for music making opportunities.

We have established a unique reputation for our range of residential and non-residential courses.   A testimony to the success of these courses is that many students return year after year.

For our younger and adult students we run a popular non-residential Easter programme.

Please click here to view details of our holiday courses.  

If you have any questions or require more information or help, please email our Programme Coordinator at: 

GAM Holiday Courses
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Bursaries Applications available now
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Music in Schools
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