Magnificent Music Factory


Magnificent Music Factory is a new, Bristol-based independent music service in partnership with Factory Studios, leading one to one music tuition and after school clubs in primary schools across Bristol, BANES and South-West England. Our ethos is accessibility, with a focus on music as a part of well-being in children, with enjoyment and creativity our greatest priority! Our teaching is tailor-made for all children, including absolute beginners and children with SEND. Our aims are to simplify the process of learning an instrument for primary aged children (Year 2-6).


Our flagship programme is Magnificent Guitar Factory. It is led by Jimmy Goodrich, guitarist, educator, and author of Marvellous Magnificent Movie Music Magic. This 28-page book, filled with popular film themes, humour and illustrations, moves students from absolute beginner through to intermediate level using a simplified, easy to learn method. Jimmy brings 35 years of guitar playing and 20 years of experience teaching in UK schools to this bold new initiative.


"It’s easy to understand and I love the drawings and the jokes!" - Harry, Age 9

Children are taught:

  • Technique
  • Tablature
  • Performance Skills
  • How to Play With Other Musicians
  • Practice Habits
  • Ear Training
  • Rhythmic Games
  • Improvisation

“I like the collection of music. I like the technique with the numbers of the frets” - Cara, Age 10

Factory Studios has been Bristol’s largest and busiest music rehearsal and recording hub for over 20 years. From this community of talent and enthusiasm for music, we are able to channel dedicated and experienced musicians into the field of music education. Our tutors are diverse, personable, and passionate about music. Whether in one to one lessons or after school club sessions, they aim to provide children with a patient, personalised, enjoyment-based experience of music.


"Dexter’s love for guitar and quick progress is due to MMF’s fun, kind, and calm approach. More teachers should be like this!" - Charlie, Parent

The cost of a 30 minute one-to-one lesson is £18. The cost for a 1 hour club session is £10. These can be booked by parents termly in advance. We also provide suitable instruments, accessories and learning materials at an affordable cost.


*Please note that we can allocate free places for children with SEND


If you are a primary school seeking a high-quality beginner guitar programme that is child-led, fun, and aspirational, please get in touch to book one of our tutors for September 2024!


To book your place now, or for more information please contact:


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