REHEARSAL ROOMS & RECORDING STUDIO
Our fully equipped rehearsal room includes:
Top of the range Ludwig Drum Kit
Italian Mackie Monitor System
Trace Elliot Bass Stack
Guitar Backline from Fender & Marshall
Everything you need to bring your instruments along, plug in, play & practice away.
Our high quality recording studio boasts:
144 channel digital desk
Outboard from Lexicon & TL Audio
Top of the Range Microphones from Neumann, Audio-technika & Shure
Rhys, our Music Producer, can support you to get the best from your ideas & develop your sound
Why not develop your songs in our rehearsal rooms and capture your sound forever in our recording studio.
Contact us by phone or email to book studio time, or book online through our bookings page
We only employ friendly, highly skilled & respected music tutors. All our tutors are music professionals who still gig regularly
Piano & Keyboard Tuition
- Dave Jones
Dave is a pianist, composer, teacher & writer. As a jazz
pianist he plays in festivals in USA, India, France, and Ireland & gives masterclasses. He has taught students of all ages up to Masters Level. He has numerous critically acclaimed CD releases & composes for TV & film including tracks for ‘The Big Bang Theory’ and '‘Location, Location, Location’. Dave writes for Jazz Journal & the Pianist magazines. You can hear Dave's music at
Guitar Tuition - Drew Martin
Drew 's played guitar & entertained on the circuit for many years but still
appears as fresh as ever. He's
toured Europe in various acts & bands, & still gigs more than anyone I know..... such is his love for it all.
Drew plays guitar for the local legend's, "Taff Williams's" Stringfellows. Taff could have asked anyone. The fact he asked Drew speaks volumes about his level of playing and professionalism . Drew has been the back bone of our teaching team for a number of years now and has a handful of teaching slots left due to his reputation as a talented guitarist and great teacher.
- Bobby Warren
The success of our guitar teacher, Drew, can only be measured in the fact he is nearly full.
With this in mind, we've sounded out long time local legend, "Bobby Warren" to augment our teaching team. Bobby has played with the best for more years than he would care we remind you. and is still one of the hardest working guitarists out there., gigging with bands as well as his Duo, "R'N'B" , who are still one of the most sought after acts out there.
Bobby is also known for his helpful support working in "Music Station".. Most local musicians have benefited from Bobby's wisdom
We are currently developing a waiting list of new pupils ready for Bobby to join our Groupeze teaching team.
Beginners Drum Tuition
- Rhys Phillips
Rhys's love of drums started as a child and he has toured throughout Europe as a drummer in various forms, from rock bands to orchestral pit work for many years.
During this time he also developed his career as a singer and still performs weekly across South Wales. However, his love for drumming has never ceased, and he has returned to this recently, sharing his albeit "slightly rusty but vast" knowledge, skills & experience with beginner drummers.
Advanced Drum Tuition
- John Coslett
John Coslett was virtually born with a set of sticks in his hands! At 17, he joined the Groupeze team as an apprentice and has grown incredibly as a player over these years. There aren't many established musicians in the area who haven't heard of John and what he's achieved. John has gigged regularly with several bands over the years and is about to start work on an album with groupeze founder, Rhys Phillips, and will be laying down the grooves for an 80s project Rhys is putting together.
- Luke Lockyer
If you cut Luke he would bleed music! He's played french horn with world class orchestras & bass guitar with metal bands! He moved into teaching after his Music Degree progressing to Head of Dept. Additionally, he's a promoter, runs his own record company & is keyboard player, sings vocal harmonies and is musical director with several tribute bands and youth musical theatres. In between , he's also been a judge on the Welsh Factor for many years. He's our very own Simon Cowell - but much nicer!
Music Production &
Recording- Rhys Phillips
Rhys, Groupeze founder, started out as a drummer, fell in love with recording, and just ended up songwriting.
His love of songwriting has never ceased, which led into his love of music technologies, be it studio, or live. Rhys has provided live PA at gigs and festivals, as well as lighting, programming & recording for various pop, rock and country acts over the years. His work as a music producer has supported amateurs and professionals alike, from relaxation CDs, people recording family songs through to professional recordings of albums & music DVDs for bands.
Rhys also has 30 years experience as a singer in solo acts, duos and bands and almost the same in music retail. His wealth of knowledge, skills and experience will support you to develop your production & recording skills and he's one of the most passionate people you will meet in music.
Rhys's latest project is developing a new 80's act, featuring an amazing band, fabulous sound system, and spectacular light show.... pushing his technical knowledge to the furthest. He is also determined that 2018 will see him achieve his main ambition, to complete some new albums of his"pop" songs which he's been sitting on for a while.
If you are interested in lessons not listed above, please contact us to discuss further. We have a wealth of musical contacts and will do our best to help
Contact us by phone or email to book lessons or book online through our bookings page
Having run a local music shop for many years, we decided to change the space to a rehearsal rooms and now run our music shop online, in response to demand.
Please browse our shop page, you'll be amazed at the range of products we stock and the discounted prices we are offering.
If you would like to try an instrument before you buy, please contact us and we can arrange a time for you to try it out in our rehearsal room. We appreciate how important an instrument purchase is and sometimes, nothing beats holding and feeling it to appreciate the quality & find the instrument to make your musical dreams come true.
We're passionate about music! We have a range of services to help you develop your musical knowledge, skill & passion; whether hobbyist, amateur or professional. See below for details of how we can help turn your dreams into reality.
"Had a great first visit to the practice rooms this morning. It had everything we needed and very friendly staff. Bands if your looking for a place to go to practise check this place out :)."
Kelly John - Jam Hub Rehearsal Customer
"Always a friendly and helpful service. Without this place I don't know where we would be. Absolutely perfect for every type of jam or practice session. Can even Record your sessions.."
James Whitney- Jam Hub Rehearsal Customer
"Dave is a superb piano teacher and booking through Groupeze Music was so easy. My 13 year old son is progressing well through Dave's relaxed and friendly teaching style"
Rachel Searle - Mum of Dave's piano pupil