Location: Chippenham, Bradford on Avon, Minety, Rowde, Devizes, Trowbridge, Melksham, Corsham Website: www.instinctsounds.co.uk
Associate Provider
Associate Organisation
Guitar & Bass

Drums / percussion
Piano / Keyboard
Music Theory
Songwriting / Composition
Digital Music
Music Production
Teaching Models:
One to One teaching
Small / medium Group Tuition
Whole Class tuition (Primary)
Large group / ensemble tuition
Remote / distance tuition
Informal workshops
Performance opportunities
Online tuition
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Instinct Sounds

Type Of Organisation: Working with individual artists


Wiltshire Music Associate Provider of the Year Award 2021

1-2-1 Drum Kit, Guitar and Piano tuition, West African Drumming and Samba workshops at our full time studio in Chippenham, part time studio in Bradford on Avon online and at a number of primary and secondary schools in and around Wiltshire and the local area.

Instinct Sounds (formerly trading as Rhythm Instinct Ltd) was founded in 2004 by Joseph de Berker.

We teach children and adults of all ages and abilities. Whatever you want to learn, we are here for you. Whether you’re just starting out, an experienced musician who want’s to improve specific areas of your playing.

Lessons tend to be 30-60 minutes in length after school and 20-30 minutes in school. We can teach any of the current exam syllabuses including Trinity and Rockschool or follow whatever path works best for you.

In recent years we have worked at and in some cases continue to teach at… Lacock School, Yatton Keynes School, St Mary’s School, Hilmarton School, St Peter’s School, Kings Lodge School, Walter Powell School, Cherhill School, St Nicholas School, St Christopher’s School, Bristol Children Hospital, Age Concern, Clarendon College, BADAS, PAWS, Summer Challenge, SPLASH, Chippenham Rotary Club, Rise Centre, Devizes Leisure Centre, 4 Children, The National Trust, Avon & Somerset Probation Trust, Sheldon School, Hardenhuish School, Derry Hill School, Ivy Lane School, Rowde School, and many more….

What I / we help young people achieve

The objective is to have fun, while learning and playing.

We teach grades 1-8 using either the Rockschool or Trinity syllabuses, but if you’d prefer not to you’ll be under no pressure.

Music is a gift it is also a journey and can be a profession.
Music and the study of it can be many things to different people. For some it is a way to relax and learn about themselves, or maybe a technical challenge, but always it should be fun.

We help our students to challenge themselves and to experience new things through learning music. We try to encourage and equip students with the skills and confidence needed to express their own creativity

Opportunities for children & young people

  • To learn to play an instrument and / or develop skills on an instrument
  • To create / write music and / or lyrics
  • To develop recording /production skills
  • To play, perform music with others
  • To learn things about oneself , other subjects or life-skills through musical activity
  • To work with and support other young musicians
  • To develop their wellbeing


  • Term Time
  • After School
  • Weekends
  • School Holidays
  • Project based

Working with special needs

We currently teach at Silverwood School and  have worked at a number of schools and organisations that teach specifically students with special needs including, St Christopher’s School in Bristol and Springfield’s Academy.

Taught Instruments

  • Guitar & Bass

  • Drums / percussion
  • Piano / Keyboard
  • Music Theory
  • Songwriting / Composition
  • Digital Music
  • Music Production

Ages Taught

  • 5-6
  • 7-10
  • 11-13
  • 14-15
  • 16+

Level Taught

  • Beginners
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
  • Tasters

Qualifications, Grades & Certificates Taught

  • Instrument grades
  • Rockschool
  • Duke of Edinburgh Award

Musical Clusters Covered

  • Chippenham
  • B-on-A / Corsham
  • Calne & Melksham
  • Trowbridge (CSL)
  • Salisbury / Wilton
  • Marlborough & Pewsey
  • Downton
  • Malmesbury / WB / Purton
  • Amesbury
  • Devizes
  • Warminster
  • Westbury
  • Mere & Tisbury
  • Tidworth


Wiltshire Music Associate Provider of the Year Award 2021

“Joe ran a weekly drumming club at our school, for pupils across all year groups. He comes with great knowledge and expertise, and a way of working with pupils that engages and encourages them. He is a pleasure to work with, and always delivers sessions of a very high quality. It is clear that Joe clearly genuinely enjoys what he does, and this means that our pupils enjoy the sessions too! I’d happily recommend him to anyone looking for a workshop or club leader.”

Head of music Sheldon School, Chippenham

“Absolutely ace drumming workshop. The preschool were fully engaged for a whole hour, and adored the session”
The Willows Pre School
“My son loves his lessons at school with Joe… he has so much fun and always comes home telling me what he has done. Definitely recommend Instinct Sounds”
Emma – Parent
“My son has has drum lessons with Instinct Sounds for several years through his school and he loves it. He’s made excellent progress …and LOTS of noise!!”
Sophie – Parent

Our Training & Development

We meet as a team regularly to discuss our own learning and teaching. We are all passionate about making music ourselves and developing as musicians as well as teachers. It is my belief that if both of these areas are strong our lessons will be interesting, inspiring and relevant to our students.

Previously Worked With

Jazz Factory, Jason Rebello, Martin Jenkins, Lingmara Choir, Numerous school Orchestras and choirs.