How to be in a band


Taking the leap from learning an instrument alone to being part of a band can feel like a massive leap, but with our ‘How to be in a band’ weekly classes, it can be a whole lot of fun!

Held in the Forum Tunbridge Wells, our weekly classes aim to take beginners from the very first stages of playing in time with other musicians, right through to writing, recording and performing together. With extra events such as creating band videos, and the opportunity to create your own band t-shirts and merchandise, we follow a structured syllabus to make sure every element of being in a band is covered at every stage.

Junior & adult bands!

Using the ‘HOW TO BE IN A BAND’ syllabus, musicians of all ages can meet and play with other like minded musicians, and get to work through the following:

  • FIRST STEPS:
    • Meet new people
    • Play in time with other musicians
    • Learn current rock & pop tunes
  • BEING CREATIVE:
    • Write and record your own songs
    • How to be innovative
    • Where to get inspiration
  • PERFORMING:
    • Playing live
    • Sound-checking & live sound
    • Stage-craft
  • MARKETING:
    • Choose a band name & logo
    • Photography, website & promo
    • Get your own merchandise
  • BUSINESS:
    • Getting gigs
    • Management & agents
    • Touring

For just £55 per month per person, you will get the following:

  • 4 x 2 hour sessions per month (at least 3 x live sessions at the Forum, T Wells)
  • Occasional full rehearsals on the main Forum stage where the likes of Coldplay, Feeder, Oasis and Keene have all played
  • Your own web page with photos and bio of your band
  • Expert tuition and coaching from our very own Jason West
  • Monthly talks from music professionals
  • Reduced rate professional recording sessions, merchandise, photography and music videos
  • Opportunity to perform live at Forum events and other local shows and festivals
  • Maximum of 6 – 8 people per band (matched on ability and age)