Wells Music International

Online music tuition and residential courses

Wells Music International (WMI) is an initiative of Wells Cathedral School, one of the world’s leading music specialist schools, to provide exceptional online music tuition and residential courses.
WMI students are assigned a dedicated music tutor based on their instrument, ability and aspirations; WMI tutors are Wells Cathedral School teachers, many of whom also teach at Conservatoire and are professional performers themselves.

About the Online Programme

Students sign up on a termly or annual basis, and receive:

  • Ten 1-2-1 online lessons (duration one hour) each term on their chosen instrument (including voice and composition) with one of our exceptional tutors, who will provide guidance and mentorship
  • Two online group study sessions each term, covering topics such as general musicianship, music theory and aural skills
  • Access to Wells Cathedral School’s ever-expanding online library of video and audio recordings, including talks, masterclasses and performances 
  • The chance to participate in a termly online Performance Class
  • A certificate of completion (having completed a full year of study)
  • A 10% discount on Wells Cathedral School’s residential music courses.

Students may also choose to undertake further lessons on a second instrument.

Residential Courses

Students may also benefit from attending Wells Cathedral School’s residential music courses, which take place during the Easter holidays and summer vacation. As a WMI student, you would receive an additional 10% off. Courses include:
  • Chamber Music (Summer)
  • Composing for Media (Summer)
  • Jazz (Summer)
  • Piano (Summer)
  • Vocal (Summer)
  • Wind, Brass and Percussion (Summer)

Who is it for?

The programme is for musicians aged 10-18.

The programme is not for beginners, but for musicians who have already attained a degree of proficiency in their instrument. For more detailed information, please contact us. The lessons will be held in English, and therefore all students must have sufficient proficiency in English.

The programme may be particularly suitable for students who are seeking to:

  • Secure a scholarship to Wells Cathedral School or another specialist music school
  • Secure a music scholarship at a non-specialist independent school
  • Prepare for an audition for music conservatoire or a music university course
  • Prepare for a diploma or one of the higher music grade exams
  • Benefit from specialist music training but are not ready to change schools for family or geographical reason ( ie. are not ready to attend as a boarder).

How to Apply

In order to access one of our courses you will be required to submit a video recording of a recent performance. This will then be followed by an online audition and advice consultation which will enable a suitable programme to be put in place. 
Step 1 – Complete the online application form.
Step 2 – Send a video of a recent performance to:
[email protected] via email or WeTransfer.
Step 3 – On receipt of your application, we will contact you within five days to arrange an online audition and consultation. Please note that there is an audition fee of £125, which we will charge when we arrange your audition.
Try it

Termly Programme


Ten 1-2-1 lessons
One performance class
Access to online resources
10% off our residential courses
£800 per term


Best Value

Annual Programme


30 x 1-2-1 lessons
Three performance classes
Access to online resources
A certificate of completion
10% off our residential courses
£2,200 per year


Add on

Additional Lessons


£35 per 30-minute lesson
£48 per 45-minute lesson



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