Maxine Owens (Thomas's Fulham Former Teacher)
Upbeat Music Courses

Sing, Dance, Play in a Band, Record & Perform

Experience the fun and excitement of Upbeat, the real School of Rock! Max Owens (former Head of Music at Thomas’s Fulham) directs a dynamic team of musicians and educators to deliver jam-packed sessions of pop and rock themed musical fun for your children. 


Choose from: 

Pop and Rock Holiday Camps with end of course performance (4-12yrs);

Saturday Pop & Rock group sessions in singing, dance, guitars, drums and more (4-16yrs) AND maybe audition to be in one of our gig-bands;

Individual tuition in voice, drums, guitars and keyboards;

• Upbeat Pop & Rock parties (including performing and recording your favourite song with your friends). 

Instruments provided on-site. All levels welcome (even beginners!).


HOLIDAY CAMPS at Thomas’s Academy (4 - 12yrs)

Join us every school holiday for one of our themed Rock and Pop courses. Sing, dance, play in a band, write and record your now songs and perform!

Small groups and high ratio of staff to pupils ensure every child makes the most of their potential and learns in a supportive and friendly environment.

All courses end with an Upbeat performance and presentation of recordings.


SATURDAY SESSIONS at Thomas’s Academy

10 – 11/11.30  POPkids (5–7 yrs).

11.30 – 1.15  Band Sessions (8–16 yrs)

11.30 – 3.00  Band Sessions Plus (includes our auditioned bands for Year 6 upwards).

Songwriting and Sound Production module available for Year 8 upwards.



Book your own private Upbeat team to rehearse, record and perform your favourite song with your friends.


INDIVIDUAL TUITION (30 / 45 min lessons)

Privat tuition offered in guitar, piano, singing and drums. We offer both face-to-face and ONLINE lessons.


Directory Offer: 20% off holiday camps and new Popkids joiners. Book online using code DIRECTORY20.

For more information visit:


Contact: Maxine Owens


M: 07816 901 396



“My children have attended Upbeat for five years. What a delight it has been to see them grow in confidence and musical ability.  Max leads an incredible team of teachers who turn ordinary children into extraordinary performers. This is London’s real School Of Rock.  Dance, singing, instruments and performance - Upbeat has it all.   It’s a place where children are challenged to find their best selves in a wonderfully supportive and friendly atmosphere.  Best of all, belonging to the Upbeat family is tremendous fun and that’s what keeps my children coming back year after year.”   

 Ali - Mother at Thomas’s Battersea

“My two eldest children have been coming to Upbeat since they were 6 and 4 respectively, so for 4 years now. They absolutely adore coming every week and also frequently taking part in the holiday camps. My eldest’s confidence has blossomed since she started Upbeat and my younger child (who wasn’t lacking in the confidence department) has now learnt to channel her energy and concentrate whilst learning and performing. Max and her team are all brilliant - dedicated, inspiring enthusiastic, and fabulous at everything they do. Both the girls say it is their favourite extra curricular activity and they are always so excited to go! We can’t wait for our younger two to start Upbeat as soon as they are old enough!”   

 Lara - Mother at Thomas’s Fulham


“Wow Max – what a concert! The hall was literally rocking!! You must have been over the moon! A Big Big thank you to you, Kate and Steve. You are such an inspiration to all the kids and what you get out of them is truly amazing. I had tears in my eyes when they sang the finale! Heartfelt thanks and appreciation.”


Fiona - Mother of Thomas's Fulham pupil

“My children have been going to Upbeat for years, and still they can’t get out the door quick enough in the mornings to get there! Max and co inspire them to perform with confidence and the end of course performance is a must for parents! Loved every minute!”


Jason Donovan - Musician / Actor


“I just wanted to stop and actually write to express my gratitude as a parent for the opportunity and nurturing that your Upbeat music classes give the children. Term after term, they really enjoy it and continue to grow in confidence and expression and ability.” 


Wendy & Jim - Mother & Father of 3 Upbeat pupils.


“Upbeat has been really important for two of our children over the last decade . Both children were always bouncing and ready to go, and came home with tales of breakthroughs and great tunes. The end of year shows go in the diary 12 months ahead! Thanks you Max and team for lighting up music and performance for our children. “

Russell - Father of Newton Prep pupils


“We were all amazed by Erica’s performance at the end of year concert, and it’s all down to your amazing team. We never thought we would see the day she would sing on her own in front of so many people!”

Phillipa - Mother of Knightsbridge School pupil