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Percussion department

The Percussion Department is lead by Chris Woodham.

Throughout many Bromley schools, lessons are available in Drum Kit and Percussion. Our students are aged 4 -18 and range in ability from beginners to post Grade 8.

There are also opportunities to learn percussion at the BYMT Centre where there is the full compliment of professional standard instruments. All students having lessons at the Centre will also be members of a BYMT ensemble. For beginners this will be the Junior Band where they will get the opportunity to learn in the context of an ensemble and for more advanced students there are many options (listed below) including those meeting on a Saturday morning.

Across the borough, in both schools and at BYMT Centre's, there are numerous opportunities to play in a range of Percussion styles including; Tuned Percussion, Latin Percussion, Djembe, Samba and Steel Pan. One off workshops or longer-term whole class ensemble percussion can also be organised through BYMT.

In the Percussion Department we aim to foster an inclusive and inspirational environment, developing musicality and technical ability through hard work and fun! Many young musicians at BYMT make friends for life and go on to make a career in music.

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Chris Woodham

Head of Percussion Teaching

cwoodham@bymt.co.uk

Ensembles

A sociable orchestra for non-professional adult musicians. No audition required - just a love of making music. All abilities and orchestral instruments welcome. Rehearsals are in BYMT Room 4 on ... read more
Open to woodwind, brass and percussion players of approx. Grade 1-4 standard. No audition necessary. Rehearsals are on MONDAYS from 4.15pm-5.45pm ST BARNABAS CHURCH, PERTH ROAD, ... read more
This group consists of saxophones, trumpets and trombones, as well as a full 5-piece rhythm section. The Big Band plays a wide range of jazz based music, ranging from Latino and Afro-Cuban to swing, ... read more
Gives top quality training and experience to the best young players who attend the Saturday Morning Music Centres. Regularly performs in prestigious venues in this country and tours abroad annually, ... read more
BYMT North West BYMT North West is our centre for any child aged 6 – 13 in and around the Penge and Anerley area. We are a growing centre that now offers exciting musical opportunities ... read more
BYMT Debut Rock School welcomes students from age 9 who wish to play in a Rock Band. Debut Rock School is open to Vocalists, Guitarists, Bass Guitarists, Drummers and Keyboard players who are at an ... read more
JAZZ SCHOOL  Jazz School tackles jazz training from an innovative angle that enables all musicians to develop their jazz composition and improvisation skills through engaging in group musical ... read more
Open to woodwind, brass and percussion players of approx. Grade 1-4 standard. No audition necessary. Rehearsals are on THURSDAYS from 4.15pm-5.45pm at Bromley Youth Music Centre. At the end of ... read more
By Audition, the group works on percussion ensemble pieces, including jazz and classical modern repertoire as well as its own arrangements of popular music. Termly performances in BYMT ... read more
Open to wind, brass and percussion players. The standard is approx Grade 3-5. No audition necessary. This group plays a variety of music, but is centred around modern pop music. The age group is ... read more
BYMT Rock School is held at Ravensbourne School every Saturday from 10am – 12 noon and aimed at students aged between 11 to 18 years. Led by a team of experienced tutors in Vocals, Guitar, ... read more
Admission is by audition and there is strong competition for places. Rehearsals take place at Langley Park School for Girls (for the first 6 weeks of each term) from 9:15 - 12:20 The remaining ... read more
Admission is by audition and there is strong competition for places. Rehearsals at the Music Centre from 9:00 - 12:00 Cost is £112 per term Tickets for our concerts are available via ... read more
Admission is by audition and there is strong competition for places. Rehearsals at held at BYMT  from 9:00 - 12:00 Cost is £112.00 per term Tickets for out events are available ... read more
Admission is by audition and there is strong competition for places. Rehearsals at the Music Centre from 9:00 - 11:45 Cost is £112 per term DATES FOR YOUR DIARY: Senior Band & Training ... read more
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London Borough of Bromley
     

Bromley Youth Music Trust
Bromley Youth Music Centre
Southborough Lane
Bromley
Kent
BR2 8AA

020 8467 1566

Registered Charity No. 1031590