Groups and teachers

We know there's a wealth of creative activity in the Chew Valley, and we're keen to build a comprehensive list of teaching and performance groups in the area. To have your details added to this free listing please email Jennifer Stevenson

Music teachers

Piano and guitar tuition

Luke Dickinson
Fun, energetic and comprehensive piano and guitar lessons with Hollywood composer Luke Dickinson (MA ATCL). Study well-known pieces from popular genres, with optional graded exams for Trinity College London and ABRSM. Lessons start at £15 for 30 minutes, available at Chilcompton or in your own home.
Contact 07803 781 364 or email

Sandra Lane
Norton Malreward
From beginners to all standards, a variety of music including jazz and pop.
01275 838 975, or 07563 779 526


Chew Valley Choral Society
Performing two choral concerts a year with professional-standard soloists.
Rehearsals Tuesday evenings in Chew Stoke Church Hall, 7.30-9.30pm
Contact Helen Boyde via the Chew Valley Choral Society website

Three fun singing groups for women run by vocal coach Caroline Lowe with accompanist Julie Payne. All styles of music, everyone welcome (no need to be able to read music).
Tuesdays 11.00-12.00pm, Chew Magna Baptist Hall
Fridays 9.30-10.30am, Chew Magna Baptist Hall
Fridays 11.30-12.30pm, Farmborough Memorial Hall
Just turn up, or contact via Siyngaholics website

Better Than Chocolate
Led by musical director and conductor Caroline Lowe and accompanist Julie Payne. The choir performs two concerts each year, in summer and at Christmas, which regularly sell out. There is a waiting list to join: please contact More information via the Better Than Chocolate website

Vox in Frox
Eighteen-member female chamber choir led by Caroline Lowe which performs at a variety of occasions and venues, and competes successfully at the Midsomerset Festival.
Contact via the Vox in Frox website

Men of Chew
An all-male choir led by Caroline Lowe that sings all sorts of music - there's no requirement to audition or be able to read music.
Contact via the Men of Chew website

Dance and movement

Chew Valley Dancing School
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoons, Old School Room & Millennium Hall, Chew Magna
Ballet, jazz, tap and modern dance classes for children from nursery class up to Grade IV and Intermediate, plus an adult ballet and tap class.
For details ring 01761 479 026 or see the Chew Valley Dancing School website

Rhythm n Shoes
Chew Magna
"An all-female dance group for anyone who has ever had secret ambitions to dance in a chorus line" led by Maire Campbell.
Contact via 01761 221448 or 07779 003168, or via Facebook


Chew Magna drama group
(contact details to come)

Chew Stoke Drama Society
More details website
Andrew Tromans 01275 331 884