Bristol Music Lessons is the leading provider of Bass, Guitar, Piano, Ukulele, Drum and singing lessons in the Bristol area. BML uses the most inspirational, gifted and dedicated teachers to deliver the most effective and  enjoyable music lessons for people of all ages and abilities.

Absolute beginners of all ages are more than welcome, if you aren’t sure if you can play an instrument, meet one of our teachers and find out that you can!

Our Services

BML BS7 is based above Drumbank Music, based just off the Gloucester road in Bishopston, Bristol. BS7. We have a fully equipped teaching room with a comfortble waiting area for parents. There are ample free parking and public transport links nearby.

BML Mobile offers the same great service and quality of teaching but we com directly to your home. We service the whole of Bristol including Clifton, Bishopston, Redland, Cotham, Sneyd Park, Westbury Park, Bedminster, Southville, Henleaze and Horfield, as well as Portishead, Pill and the surrounding areas.

BML’s teachers are also working in schools around Bristol, offering a professional and reliable service with an excellent quality of teaching. Jim (owner) has been awarded ‘good with outstanding features’ for his teaching of guitar lessons in schools.

BML teachers are dedicated professional musicians and experts in their fields. What sets us apart from the competition is the quality of learning and the professionalism of the teachers. Our teachers are reliable, presentable, consistent and great role models for their students while also being excellent musicians. Teachers are observed regularly and receive training to improve the quality of their teaching.

BML students have had many successes. For example, many have gone on to writte their own songs, play in bands and compose orchestral scores. Many have also passed their music/GCSE/degree/grade exams at all levels. Some have even appeared in orchestras in large concert venues around the world.

In 2018, Bristol Music Lessons is growing and taking on more great teachers to service the Bristol area. With aspirations to become the main provider of music lessons in the Bristol area. Get in touch today to be part of our success story as a student, or as a teacher!

Bristol Music Lessons employs only the best, most dedicated professionals. All teachers are experienced in their field and have DBS clearance to work with young people.
James 'Jim' Burgess

James 'Jim' Burgess

Owner, Guitar, bass, ukulele

Jim has been teaching music privately and in schools for over ten years and playing music for over fifteen.

He is a bass guitar specialist but also plays guitar to a high level. Jim has performed at the highest levels on guitar and bass.

George T

George T

Guitar, bass, Piano

George jouned BML in 2018. He has a first class honours degree in music and an extensive knowledge of music theory and practise. George can also teach piano to a high standard.

What Our Students Think...

Bristol Music Lessons has tutored and coached hundreds of students over the years. Many going on to start their own bands, study music at university and writing their own songs. Here is a handful of more recent quotes


Adult Ukulele Student

"I have learned a great deal and my technique has improved so much that I can now play things which were previously out of reach, something that at one time seemed impossible... my playing is definitely better - even my fellow uke players have noticed!”



Adult Bass Guitar Student

I’ve been taught the fundamentals of bass to give me the solid foundation in music theory from which everything else flows. Then I’ve been taught how to practice properly.

…to playing some stuff which wouldn’t be out of place in a Grade 7 or 8 bass exam and I’ve enjoyed every minute of it. If that sounds good to you then James is your man.



New Testimonial

Here is a testimonial from a valued long-term student. Chris, thanks again. I’ve been having bass lessons with James on and off for approximately 7 years. If you want to learn to play bass just Read more…

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