Advice for parents seeking to purchase instruments
Recommended Music Shop in Guildford - Andertons (A) Recommended Music Shop in Epsom - Guitar Guitar (B)
We do not receive any sort of commission for recommending the above shops - our recommendation is based on parental feedback over time. Our parents tell us that cheaper guitars/basses such as Gear4music branded instruments should be avoided. "If you buy cheap-you buy twice" British School Of Rock students are eligible for discounts on purchases made at Andertons in Guildford (not online). To qualify, please phone 01483 456888 and ask for Pete Huggins, telling him what you want to buy and that you have a child studying at British School of Rock. The discount (up to 5%) is not a simple percentage as retailers' margins vary substantially across different instruments and manufacturers. Hence you must contact Pete Huggins to obtain a price before arranging to visit the store.
Advice on Vocal microphones
It is important to purchase an good quality industry standard microphone such as the Shure Beta SM58. Many of our pupils choose to purchase a more advanced model, the Sennheiser E945. We highly recommend either model - please do not waste your money on anything other than either of these mics. If you want a practise amp to plug your mic into we recommend this one
Advice on Guitars and recommended Guitar packages
Unless you know what you are doing, do not buy a secondhand guitar. One that has a warped or twisted neck or a very high action that cannot be adjusted is pretty much useless, and you would be wasting your money. A good quality beginner's instrument is relatively cheap, and if looked after will have a reasonable second-hand value. We recommend