1st March 2022


Revolution Performing Arts Tunes Up – Revolution Performing Arts (RPA) – one of the South West’s leading performing arts companies for children and young people – is now offering weekly 1:1 or 1:2 music lessons.

Local musician Ben Cousins, a recent graduate from Falmouth University, has teamed up with RPA. Together they can add to the services they can offer to young people in the town. 

Ben Cousins - Revolution Performing Arts Tunes Up
Ben Cousins – with his help Revolution Performing Arts Tunes Up

Ben has played guitar since he was ten. He developed a passion for it and went on to study music at both college and university.

‘Working with RPA is perfect for me with its focus on nurturing, empowering and allowing young people to express themselves,’ explained Ben. ‘For me, learning guitar is about more than developing a skill. Playing allows young people to express themselves in a new, fun way and grow their confidence.’

About the lessons

The lessons in electric or acoustic guitar or bass are 30 minutes in duration. They’ll take place at RPA’s HQ in Wanborough, near Swindon. They are suitable for young people aged seven years upwards. No previous experience is necessary and young people can bring their own guitar though RPA can provide one can for each lesson.

Parents can stay and watch the regular weekly lessons. Or, if they prefer, they can wait with a cuppa and catch up with their work. Or they can simply chill out and relax whilst their child spends special time learning a new musical instrument in a very gentle way.

Fi Da Silva Adams, Founder of Revolution Performing Arts (RPA), said: ‘Ben’s sister used to attend RPA, so Ben is no stranger to the company. It’s great that he shares its ethos of having a very gentle approach to learning to enrich the lives of young people through performing arts. Progression without examination!’

The classes, are at RPA’s venue at Longview House, 64 Church Road, Wanborough SN4 0BZ. They cost is £15 for a 1:1 lesson or £10 each for a shared lesson with a friend.


RPA has other venues across North Wiltshire, Oxfordshire and Gloucestershire as well as a recently launched venue in Malmesbury.

One of the South West’s leading performing arts companies for children and young people, RPA came into being in 2007 by Fi Da Silva Adams.

The company specialises in empowering young people and now adults to celebrate their individuality through the power of performing arts. All the teachers are DBS checked, trained in first aid and receive training in safeguarding protocols.

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