Hogan Academy CIO

Within our Music Centre in Newbury, we have six fully equipped teaching rooms where we offer a fantastic range of music lessons for a variety of instruments, DJ and Vocal lessons.

Since the Academy was founded back in November 2014, the aim had always been to become a Charity whose main purpose was to make music accessible to all, regardless of financial situation or ability. On 22nd December 2016 our wish came true and we achieved Charitable status. This means that we can now fulfil our core purpose and start to give musical experiences to those who wouldn't otherwise be able to access music, therefore enabling everyone to experience the magic of music.

Our main focus is on young people - those under 25, to be precise. We are aiming to provide subsidised session in schools, as well as give free lessons to those who fit the given criteria. We already operate free 'Jam Clubs' at Hungerford Community Centre and at The Clere School and hope to expand that provision to other schools and local centres. In the fullness of time, and depending on funding, we will also be looking to drop the price of lessons for all of our students under the age of 25, regardless of whether they have their lessons here or at school.

We believe you are never too old or young to start your budding music career! And offer the very best in music tuition for all abilities from a variety of qualified and experienced teachers who love music and will help you to get up and playing as soon as possible.

We currently deliver music lessons to over 400 young people and adults at our premises, in local schools and community centres. Our experienced teachers are fully referenced and have valid DBS certificates, and all teach with our main ethos in mind, which is that learning music should be fun and a positive experience.

We are an inclusive organisation who understand the developmental benefits of learning an instrument and believes that music should be accessible to all, regardless of background or ability. This belief is what drove us to become a Charity. Now we are officially operating as a Charity, we are able to offer FREE musical experiences to those who may otherwise not have been able to access them.

As with any Charity, we are always in need of funding and support from our local community to help us continue to support those who are in receipt of free music lessons. Donations of any amount are very welcome and will be used to give the gift of music to disadvantaged young people and adults, and improve the quality of their lives in the process. Click Here to Donate now.

Our range of services include:

Music Lessons - Open 7 Days A Week

We offer a vast range of music lessons from guitar, piano, keyboard, drums, trumpet, cornet, flute, clarinet, saxophone, vocal and DJ lessons. Our teachers offer both a classical and contemporary approach to their teaching and we structure the lessons according to what the student would like to achueve.


During the half terms, we offer a variety of workshops ranging starting from just £20. These include Vocal, Drumming, Jam Clubs and Ukulele as well as workshops which will show you how to look after your instrument.

Ukulele Workshops

The Ukulele is one of the most popular instruments for people to learn nowadays. It's small, fun and has a happy, bright sound which is very endearing - which probably explains its popularity! If you've ever wanted to try this fabulous little instrument, why not come along to one of our workshops where you will start with learning the basics of chords and strumming, meeting some great people and have lots of fun to.

Current Groups - Tuesday, 7-7.45pm, Ace Space, Newbury, perfect for beginners to intermediate. Or we have Thursdays, Hogan Academy, Newbury, perfect for intermediate to advanced players.

Jam Club - Friday, 8.30-10.30pm

Have you ever wanted to play music with other people but never had the chance? Why not join Hogan Academy Jam Club?! During the sessions you will gain musical knowledge and valuable band skills, get to play existing tunes or write something original as part of a group. We welcome all styles, ages and abilities. Jam Club is every Friday 8.30-10.30pm for just £10 per session.

Lunch Club - Monday to Friday, 11am-3pm

Have you ever thought about doing something different in your lunch break? Lunch Club offers our students discounted lessons between the hours of 11am-3pm Monday to Friday. Contact us to find out more!

Exam Centre

Hogan Academy are proud to host RGT (Registry of Guitar Tutors), Trinity Rock and Pop and Rockschool Exams each term. Our recording studio plays host to exams in March, July and November each year.

Want To Know More?

Email us on:tuition@hoganacademy.co.uk or give us a ring on 01635  49657 to discuss the range of options that are available.


We always look forward to hearing from you!