Welcome to the IMS Home Page!
IMS is a rapidly expanding music service
that provides instrumental tutors to over 85 schools, colleges
and universities across the South West. We offer premium
standard tuition at a realistic cost to parents, sometimes half
that charged by other music services.
Please browse our site and contact us if you have any comments
or questions at
For a limited time only, we are pleased to be able to
offer music showcases to schools in Devon, Cornwall and
Somerset. Our IMS showcases are fun, educational and
informative for all involved, with an emphasis put on
enjoyment of making music!
For more information, why not contact your local IMS
Manager, or visit our showcase page using the link below?
Showcases are free and provided at a day/time convenient
to you... we can even tailor a showcase to suit your
individual musical needs! We would be delighted to hear
Click here to visit our
showcase information page!
IMS pupil tops the UK charts in hit band 'Bastille'!
Chris Wood, former IMS drum pupil has gone on to great acclaim with the
hit UK band 'Bastille'. The group have become renowned world-wide for
their album 'Bad Blood' which has topped the UK album charts. Their
fourth single 'Pompeii' reached number two in the UK Charts.
Chris 'Woody' Wood was taught using the IMS teaching
method at a Plymouth Secondary school, before moving on to play
professionally. Chris's IMS teacher was Mr Colin Bacon, a renowned
Drummer with the Royal Marines Band for many years. Colin taught Chris
using our specialised teaching method using words and phrases to convey
rhythmic patterns in a more memorable way.
Our congratulations go to both Chris and Colin. We
hope that this success will lead to a boost in interest for music
tuition not just in Plymouth, but across Devon and Cornwall. This
particular story really goes to show that if you work hard in music,
anything is possible!
Plymouth pupils are treated to a show by Louise
the 15th of April a Plymouth School was treated to a singing performance
& workshop by the renowned jazz singer - Louise Parker. The whole school
were pleased to join in as Louise taught them a Samba piece which the
children sung in rounds, followed by a stunning rendition of the popular
Rhianna song - 'Stay'.
The children sang beautifully for both songs, and the
staff and visitors at the school were very impressed! Our thanks goes to
Louise for taking the time to visit the school and for giving such a
Comprehensive information about Louise, including her
bio, album & performance information, can be found at her website:
www.louiseparker.co.uk .... please take a look!
IMS Cornwall students benefit from funding
teaching in Cornwall has received a further boost this term following
our membership with the Cornwall Music Education Hub. This is a
significant move forward for us in Cornwall as being part of the Hub
allows us not only to have a voice in matters that affect music
provision on a county-wide level, but will mean that we are able to
receive funding for certain pupils to take music lessons. We have had a
number of pupils take up funding already and hope that it will continue
to be available for some time to come.
IMS areas include:
Ottery St Mary,