A big thank you, once again!

Lanacshire Police and Crime Commissioner, supporting teenage children with further £3,000 funding for the Rock Star Project.

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We are thrilled to come second in a local Charity event, run by Tesco’s.

This money will go toward supporting on going projects.



Blackpool Music School New Courses for Spring 2019

Blackpool Music School are pleased to announce that we have received £3,000 in funding from the Police & Crime Commissioner’s Community Action Fund.

The funding will allow us to help the community by offering half price membership over the coming year affordable music tuition for all ages, from the young age of seven, to the young at heart.

In the near future, we will be running a variety of course focusing on.

Group singing, guitar, bass guitar, drums, keyboard /piano. (Limited places).

Shortly we will be offering courses for people who are registered disabled, or have a disability, in our newly constructed disability tutor room with ramp access and disabled toilet facilities.

Our café will be open for students before or after sessions for drinks and light refreshments at a small cost.

Blackpool Music School is able to offer half price exams for those following the Rockschool curriculum.

At the present, we have forty limited discounted places on the new courses

We would just like to express our thanks to the Police Commissioner and The Edith Mary Clark Foundation, for supporting Blackpool Music Academy.

This funding will be used to continue the Rock Star project for teenagers and our Wellbeing Course for the over 55s.

Without funding, we couldn’t do, what we do for the local community.




BMS are pleased to announce the Windmill Community Benefit Society Limited, have donated funding, to help with an ongoing project (do you want to be a Rock Star).

Over the last 3 years BMS has introduced 40 children to music, taking them off the streets and their laptops, and giving them a program of learning that will stay with them for life. The funding will help to continue this free fabulous program for the next 12 months.

All applicants must be members of the school, then after a short time learning either guitar, drums, vocals or keyboard, can take up a place on our free Rock Star Project.

The groups will consist of 4 to 8 students in a class, 1-hour tuition covered by two tutors for larger groups.  Ages 07 to 11 and 12 to 15 years, guitar, drums, vocals and keyboard, along with concessions when taking exams. Free sheet music, as well as being able to use in-house instruments from our extensive music library.

Students must be members of BMS, before being put forward for the Rock Star Project (subject to placing being available).

Please contact John or Karen on 01253 695398 or email info@blackpoolmusicacademy.co.uk.

Blackpool Music School 420 Waterloo Road Blackpool FY4 4BL Tel: 01253 695398

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Blackpool Music School, is a small non- profit making, charity run, community school.

We are introducing some new programmes aimed at children aged 7 -11 and 12-15 years of age.

Classes would consist of 4 to 8 students in the electric guitar group, taught with one tutor (plus assistant) and four students for the drum group.

As we are a charity run school, we can’t charge for lessons, so the students would be enrolled on a rolling membership.  The fees for this membership would be £46.00 per calendar month, to be paid by standing order. Classes will be held at the school on a Saturday or evenings, with 1-hour tuition being provided, (dates and times to be confirmed).

Students will follow the, ‘Rock School Curriculum’ and will have the opportunity to take examinations, should they wish to do so.

Most of all we want it to be enjoyable for the children and fun.

If you interested or would like more information, please contact John or Karen on 01253 695398 or email info@blackpoolmusicacademy.co.uk.

Yours truly,

John Shaw – Founder

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We are Blackpool Music School, a small charity run school with a big passion for music.

We have another exciting project in the pipeline for January. The over 55s’ ‘Well Being Course’ will run for 3 to 12 months, (subject to funding). It will offer therapy through music, a chance to learn an instrument, and most of all a chance to meet new people and have fun.

The instruments on offer are guitar, ukulele, keyboard, and group singing, depending on availability. No experience necessary.

This course will run on various days at set times, to be confirmed.

We really hope the young at heart of you, will come and join us.

Awards for All – the Big Lottery (National Lottery), are supporting this project.

If you would like more information, please do not hesitate to contact the school on 01253 695398 or via email – info@blackpoolmusicacademy.co.uk.

Hope to see you soon.

Yours truly,

John Shaw – Founder

Picture by Julian Brown 23/10/18
Members of Blackpool Music School with their certificates
Blackpool Music School Variety Show at Stanley Ward Conservative Club, Blackpool


We are Blackpool Music School, a small charity run music school with a big passion for music.

We have an exciting project starting in February 2019. The Rock Star project has been put in place to hopefully, ignite young teenagers’ interest in music. We are targeting the 12 to 15 year old age range. The students can choose from keyboard, drums, guitar and even vocals. Project is held on a Saturday afternoon for approximately one hour and is open to all teenagers. This is planned to be a fun event and at the end of the course, the group will come together to give a music performance.

Students of all abilities are welcome to apply, so even if they have never picked up a guitar or held a drumstick but are serious about learning an instrument, then get in touch.

We are expecting an enthusiastic response to this project, so to ensure you can secure a place, please call us at your earliest convenience.

Free tuition for the first 15 students. Supported by Awards for All (National Lottery) and The Police and Crime Commissioner for Lancashire.

If you would like more information, please do not hesitate to contact the school on 01253 695398 or via email – info@blackpoolmusicacademy.co.uk

We look forward to hearing from you.

Yours truly,

John Shaw – Founder


We are pleased to announce, that Blackpool Music School has recently received £10,000 of funding from the Big Lottery Fund – National Lottery Funded. This money will be used over the coming months to help fund projects, such as the Rock Band and Well Being courses, which will benefit students of all ages and ability in the local community. Once again we’d like to say a big THANK YOU to the National Lottery for supporting our charity run school.