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Our Approach

From our fantastic, newly renovated studio complex in the heart of Birmingham's Jewellery Quarter, we offer professional music tuitions in Guitar, Drum kit, Bass, Piano/Keyboard, Recording Studio techniques and Vocals... along with Workshops, Seminars and Clinics by some of today's top performers and industry professionals.

Our centrally located music studio complex hosts a full band/Seminar/Lecture studio, a full production recording studio and nine fully equipped teaching studios. So come along and relax in our lounge area with refreshments and free Wi-FI and prepare for your next step to stardom!

Our Story

The brain child of Music Industry experts Gary Walmsley and Steve Smith, Progress Music Academy have been delivering music lessons to thousands of students around the world since 2009!

After renovating a 2,000 square foot studio in the heart of Birmingham's historic Jewellery Quarter, Progress opened it's doors with a plan to deliver professional, fun, inspiring and completely tailored musical instrument lessons to both beginners and advanced musicians, either online or in person from our studios.

With support from Industry giants Marshall Amplification, Natal Drums and Trinity College London, Progress Music Academy have gone from strenth to strength and operate with a team of hand picked tutors who deliver sessions on Guitar, Bass, Drums, Piano & Keyboard, Vocals and Recording Studio.

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Our Tutors

With some of the country's best musicians teaching for us, we guarantee you'll be playing along with your favourite songs, forming your own bands or passing your grades in no time. You can choose to study towards exam grades (We are Birmingham's only Accredited Trinity Exam Centre) or just improve on certain aspects.  ALL music lessons Birmingham are 100% tailored to your aspirations, music preference and learning style.


Take a look around our studios with our new virtual tour here!

Our Music Tutors

These are the people who really make Progress a success! Get to meet the people who you could be working with!

Steve Smith

Co-Owner/Senior Guitar Tutor

Gary Walmsley

Co-Owner/Senior Drum Tutor

Emily Tully

SEN Specialist & Training

Julia Parsuto

Senior Piano Tutor

Olly Romoff

Guitar Tutor

Andrew Duncan

Drum Tutor

Tia Payne

Vocal Tutor

Goldie Mutta

Vocal Tutor

Filip Jonathan

Producer, Piano & Vocal Tutor

James Randle

Drum Tutor

William Jeys

Piano & Theory Tutor

Camila Valerio

Piano Tutor

Henry Wakley

Drum Tutor

Niall Creane

Guitar Tutor & Producer

Next Steps...

Use this website to find out everything you need to know about our complete music solution for you.  Check our FAQ's for further information or contact us if you need to know more.  When you're done, you can book online and save 25% off your first lesson with us!

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Simon Turner
Simon Turner
11. January, 2024.
A wonderful team of talented of professionals offering an incredible range of musical services with patience and encouragement.
Sally Kerr
Sally Kerr
20. December, 2023.
Highly recommend Progress. These guys are so passionate about music and their enthusiasm is infectious! They encourage you every step of the way and give you confidence to perform. Music is proven to be uplifting - it's fun, sociable, motivational and you learn so much. Look forward to learning more in 2024! Thanks to all the team, especially Gary and Aleks.
23. October, 2023.
It’s been a great experience. Friendly team, good location, and good equipment. Singing coach is great, very knowledgeable and the lessons are fun.
Eva Lles
Eva Lles
10. October, 2023.
I cannot recommend enough! I had vocal lessons with Aleksandra and my only regret is that I should have joined sooner! Aleksandra has been a great coach, she taught me techniques and helped me to work on my voice but also my confidence on a level I did not think was possible and in only a few sessions! Thank you!