Be My Band


BeMyBand is back up and running

The Grand’s music tuition project is aimed at young people aged 9 - 18, who want to improve their musicianship whilst playing in a band. Led by experienced musician and music teacher Marc Winstanley, the course runs over a 12-week period. In addition to weekly hour-long rehearsals, the course features a unique opportunity for all bands to record in our professional recording studio. At the end of each term The Grand hosts a 'Reverb' Be My Band showcase at which our young musicians perform on The Grand’s main stage alongside a headline act, in front of family and friends.

Dates and Times

Monday 4.30pm - 9.30pm and Thursday 4.30pm - 7.30pm, term time only.


£150 per term (12 weeks) £12.50 per session. Payment for a term is required in advance.

Please enquire about our sibling discount. (This price includes tuition, use of instruments, use of professional recording studio and showcase costs.)

For more information please contact


"Be My Band has helped me to learn how to play my guitar better and to not be afraid to try new things and got me involved in being in a band and working with my bandmates." - Be My Band Pupil

"My daughter has only just started with the Be My Band project and looks forward to it every single Monday.  Being able to play with a band has meant she has become more confident with her ability and this has had a massive impact on her skill and performance levels which has, in turn, helped her to do well in her grade exams for Drums". - Be My Band Parent

"We’ve been massive fans of Be My Band project since the very first session. It’s the only activity that our kids always look forward to every week, even after 5 years. Marc and the whole team at The Grand have been fantastic and always strike the perfect balance in order to encourage and get the best from everyone involved whilst keeping it cool, fun and engaging.  We’ve experienced a rapid progression from enthusiastic budding musicians to where we are now watching our kids perform at major music festivals and stand alone gigs." - Parents of members of Landslide and Northern sports club. 

"Both our girls are part of be my band - they love it and we love it!!! It is such an incredible opportunity for them and has such a positive affect on their confidence!! We are hugely grateful to the team, and cannot commend Marc highly enough - his limitless patience and generous investment in our girls is a beautiful thing!!!" - Be My Band Parent

What a fantastic idea is Be my Band not only does it encourage a love of music but also a taste of making it themselves, a great project keep up the good work. 5 ***** - Be My Band Grandparent.