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Welcome to the IMS Home Page!


IMS is a rapidly expanding music service that provides instrumental tutors to over 85 schools, colleges and universities across the South West. We offer premium standard tuition at a realistic cost to parents, sometimes half that charged by other music services.

Please browse our site and contact us if you have any comments or questions at info@imsmusic.co.uk  

For a limited time only, we are pleased to be able to offer music showcases to schools in Devon, Cornwall and Somerset. Our IMS showcases are fun, educational and informative for all involved, with an emphasis put on enjoyment of making music!

For more information, why not contact your local IMS Manager, or visit our showcase page using the link below? Showcases are free and provided at a day/time convenient to you... we can even tailor a showcase to suit your individual musical needs! We would be delighted to hear from you!

Click here to visit our showcase information page!

IMS pupil tops the UK charts in hit band 'Bastille'!

Lee Whittock Chris Wood, former IMS drum pupil has gone on to great acclaim with the hit UK band 'Bastille'. The group have become renowned world-wide for their album 'Bad Blood' which has topped the UK album charts. Their fourth single 'Pompeii' reached number two in the UK Charts.

Chris 'Woody' Wood was taught using the IMS teaching method at a Plymouth Secondary school, before moving on to play professionally. Chris's IMS teacher was Mr Colin Bacon, a renowned Drummer with the Royal Marines Band for many years. Colin taught Chris using our specialised teaching method using words and phrases to convey rhythmic patterns in a more memorable way.

Our congratulations go to both Chris and Colin. We hope that this success will lead to a boost in interest for music tuition not just in Plymouth, but across Devon and Cornwall. This particular story really goes to show that if you work hard in music, anything is possible!

Plymouth pupils are treated to a show by Louise Parker

PrestonOn the 15th of April a Plymouth School was treated to a singing performance & workshop by the renowned jazz singer - Louise Parker. The whole school were pleased to join in as Louise taught them a Samba piece which the children sung in rounds, followed by a stunning rendition of the popular Rhianna song - 'Stay'.

The children sang beautifully for both songs, and the staff and visitors at the school were very impressed! Our thanks goes to Louise for taking the time to visit the school and for giving such a wonderful performance.

Comprehensive information about Louise, including her bio, album & performance information, can be found at her website: www.louiseparker.co.uk .... please take a look!

IMS Cornwall students benefit from funding

PrestonOur teaching in Cornwall has received a further boost this term following our membership with the Cornwall Music Education Hub. This is a significant move forward for us in Cornwall as being part of the Hub allows us not only to have a voice in matters that affect music provision on a county-wide level, but will mean that we are able to receive funding for certain pupils to take music lessons. We have had a number of pupils take up funding already and hope that it will continue to be available for some time to come.