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Keeping Dorset in tune since 1947
Updated 22 September 2016
Teaching is our core activity
We offer tuition in all standard
instruments, singing and in the theory of music. The majority of our
teaching is ‘one-to-one’ but shared lessons are available where
Every student is offered a free
half-hour 'taster' lesson. Contact us to discuss the best plan for
Knowledge of the theory of music
aids learning and is also a requirement for candidates wishing to
sit Associated Board practical exams at Grade 6 and above.
One-to-one theory lessons are available under the normal terms or
less formal guided sessions are sometimes available at a reduced
|Lessons usually take place on our
premises in Blandford and many of our teachers are able to offer
daytime as well as evening appointments.
We are happy to prepare candidates for exams - we are the local centre for Associated Board exams and several members of our staff are examiners themselves. But we also recognise that some students prefer just to play for pleasure. Regular informal student concerts are held.
Many of our staff are active
performers as well as teachers. All are fully qualified and carry
Disclosure & Barring Service (previously CRB) clearance.
|We have a large stock of string
and woodwind instruments available for hire.
|Meet a few of our satisfied customers!|
|“Well into retirement and with no previous musical training I started piano lessons at DRMS. Learning an instrument is fun – it’s never too late to learn.” (Janette from Blandford)|
|“I earned really useful UCAS points with my Grade 8 exam – and the lessons were fun too!” (Holly from Sturminster Newton)|
Teaching & Associate Staff
|Dan Baker||Guitar | Jazz piano | Violin|
|Christopher Daly||Classical guitar|
|Janet Fortnum||Violin | Piano|
|Richard Hall||Piano | Theory | Vocal coaching|
|Stephany Jenke||Recorder | Music theory|
|Dan Kelleher||Guitar | Drums | Keyboards | Voice (rock & pop)|
|Tess Maybury||Flute | Bassoon | Piano|
|Michael Moorsom||Cello | Double bass|
|Anne Newlin||Piano | Flute | Guitar|
|Samuel Ryall||Piano | Jazz | Funk|
|Scot Strowger||Guitar (acoustic | electric)|
|Richard Willetts||Violin | Viola|
Dorset Rural Music School, The Close, Blandford Forum, Dorset DT11 7HA | ( 01258 452511
Director: Dr Richard Hall BA PhD. Dorset Rural Music School is a registered charity - No 306231