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Appleyard Studios / AMPS Music School in Robertsbridge

Appleyard Studios / AMPS Music School

  1. Based in the heart of Sussex, award winning Appleyard Studios offers top class facilities - from a quality demo to a full blown album, to fabulous childrens recording parties.

    Recording Parties

    We offer the opportunity to become stars for a few hours. You select the tunes and we will do the rest. Once you have selected your songs we will send you the tracks so everyone in your party can learn your chosen song(s) and practice with the hair brush in the mirror, ready for your big day. We can cater for a maximum of twelve in a party and ages ranging from 6 to 18 years.

    NO singing or diva training required! as our professional and friendly staff will be on hand to give help and advice on vocal and recording techniques. All members of staff have been fully CRB checked (Criminal Records Bureau). We are also covered by public liability insurance.

    All of our party packages listed below include the following:

    • CD for everyone
    • Lyrics provided if needed
    • Rehearsal time to sing or perform through songs
    • Mic and vocal techniques

    To make your stay with us that extra special, why not add one of the following to your package.

    • Food and drink (£60 per group of 6, £7 per extra person)
    • Photo package to capture your time with us (£60 for per session)
    • Full DVD coverage of your session (£150)
    • Full VIP package to include food, drink, photos, souvenir pass and your own page for a year on our website. (£150 per group, £12per extra person)

    For any of the bolt-on packages please ask when booking and we will quote prices for you.

    VIP Star Party Package

    This is the ultimate in Popstar packages and includes two songs of your choice, group photo on arrival, VIP passes, your own page on our website, food and drink plus mic techniques, rehearsal time and CD's for each member and lyrics.

    AMPS (Appleyard Music and Production School)


    From September 2014 we will be launching some fantastic new musical courses designed to get you playing and hopefully enjoying your new skills. Whether it's learning the guitar or bass or getting to grips with the role of studio engineering for your own home studio skills, then we will have the course for you.

    Open to all ages and abilities. Due to UK policy we run separate courses for adults.

    You also have the opportunity to gain qualifications within your chosen subject with AQA examination board as well as a moving on to intermediate and advanced courses as you progress.

    Not only that but we feel it's very important to get a first hand look at how the professionals do it, so throughout your time with us there will be opportunities to meet professional artists and educational trips in your chosen field. (Extra costs may apply)

    Your tutors have worked within the world of music and music tuition for many years. They will help and guide you through every step of the way on your course. Our philosophy is to teach you the ways that us real musicians work, not just boring classroom work!!


    • Recording and Engineering Workshops for 14 to 18 yr olds. Learn how the studio actually works and gain an AQA qualification from our professional staff Summer holiday spaces available

      15 June 2014 - More announcements

    Areas covered

    We are based in Robertsbridge


    • Robertsbridge Appleyard Recording Studios Unit 3a Russet Farm Redlands Lane Robertsbridge TN32 5NG


    Accordian lessons, African Drumming, African Music Workshop, Australian Music Workshop, Bass Guitar lessons, Bassoon lessons, Beat Boxing lessons, Caribbean Music Workshop, Cello lessons, Choir, Clarinet lessons, Composition tutors, Didgeridoo lessons, Double Bass tutors, Drum lessons, Egyptian Music Workshop, Euphonium lessons, Flute lessons, Guitar lessons, Harmonica Lessons, Indian Music Workshop, Keyboard lessons, Music/singing Party, Musical Theatre, Oboe lessons, Party entertainer, Percussion lessons, Piano lessons, Recorder lessons, Recording Studio Party, Samba Music Workshop, Saxophone lessons, Singing lessons, Songwriting, Spanish Music Workshop, Studio hire, Theatre singing classes, Theatre Studies, Trombone lessons, Trumpet lessons, Tuba lessons, Ukelele lessons, Venue Hire, Viola lessons, Violin lessons, Vocal coaching, Woodwind tutors

    Pricing & Other Information

    Please contact us for pricing details
    VIP Party Package: Cost for up to 6 people £340
    Per extra person £30
    Duration approx 2 hours

    One Song Recording Session:
    Cost for up to 6 people £150.00
    Per extra person £12.00
    Duration approx 1.5 hours

    Two Song Recording Session:
    Cost for up to 6 people £240.00
    Per extra person £20.00
    Duration approx 2 hours

    We also sell party invitations so you can to send to your party group. These funky studio invites will get the excitement racing for their big day. Pack of six is £5 and a pack of twelve is £8. This includes postage. These can be purchased with your choosen package.

  2. Appleyard Studios / AMPS Music School has 4 reviews with an average of 4.8
    • Quality of Service 5.0
    • Value for Money 4.5
    • What the Kids Think 4.8
    • What the Adults Think 4.8


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    • Sarah mum to Max (age 11), Eastbourne

      My son Max was given a voucher for Christmas to record 3 songs. It was great, very relaxed. Max took 3 of his friends and they were really good at putting them at ease and talking them through what they needed to do, and then letting them practice until they felt ready to record. They had a really fun day!

      Sarah 12 Jun 2014

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    • Louise, Mum to 8 Year Old Daughter, Catsfield

      We held my daughter's 8th Birthday Party at Appleyard Studios and it was great! All the girls are mad about Jessie J and Taylor Swift, and it gave them an opportunity to put the headphones on, and be popstars for a while. There was a backing singer there as well who helped them with harmonies, and someone mixing all the vocals. The best bit was that they all got a CD of their recording to take away with them at the end. The only improvement I can think of is if there was somewhere provided eg; a gazebo with benches outside, so the kids could have a birthday tea afterwards. However we took cupcakes and juice boxes instead so the children could still have snacks during the party despite there not being a designated eating area, it is a professional recording studio after all and therefore space is given over to recording equipment as you would expect.

      Louise 09 Jun 2014

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    • Mark, Dad to Freya (age 9), Rye

      We booked Appleyard Studios for my daughter Freya's 9th birthday party. What a great experience, my daughter and her friends really enjoyed it. So much so that one of her friends have now booked it for her birthday party. I liked the fact that you get a CD of the recording to keep. Highly recommend it!

      Mark 30 May 2014

      The kallikids reputation
    • Ramona, Mum of Kiajna (1)

      I think the recorde is a lovely instrment to play it is also very nice to play at my school St Dominics Academy Newcasle we play alot of lovely songs wiht our teacher Mrs van she is a very very nice teacher.

      From:Kiajna Rampersad

      Kiajna 21 Oct 2014

    Appleyard Studios / AMPS Music School has 4 reviews with an average of 4.8
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  3. Latest from Appleyard Studios / AMPS Music School

    • Recording and Engineering Workshops for 14 to 18 yr olds. Learn how the studio actually works and gain an AQA qualification from our professional staff Summer holiday spaces available

      15 June 2014

    • Bookings now taken for Summer Holiday pop star parties. 1 Song Recording Party for up to 6 people is only £150. To include a song of their choice, professional recording and vocal technique experience, lyrics and CD each to take home. Drop us a line

      15 June 2014

  4. Jeff Topp

    Appleyard Studios opened it's doors in 2008 and was the brain child of Jeff Topp. Jeff decided to open a top class studio in Sussex because he was fed up with trips to London for session work and realized that he could do as good (if not better) job and cheaper here. Jeff has worked within the music industry for many years as a guitarist, producer, and tutor. His experience has seen him working with some of the UK's top musicians from Squeeze, Supertramp and Whitesnake to name a few. He has also worked with many American clients and labels as a musician and producer. Back in 2012 and 13, Jeff and his team at the studio won two community awards and small business of the year. This was mainly for the work that was done through community projects and schools in East Sussex. Jeff's has an open door policy to the studio and no experience is necessary to working with us. He works closely with emerging talent and has set up AYS Radio channel for new original music in the Southeast. Jeff is always on hand to help on projects, encourage, mentor or just to make tea!

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  • Operates during: Daily , Weekends , After school , During school , Term time , School holidays
  • Grouping: One to one With others (group, class or team)

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  • Name Jeff Topp
  • Location Appleyard Recording Studios Unit 3a Russet Farm Redlands Lane Robertsbridge East Susse TN32 5NG
  • Telephone 0845 6808906
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