About Us

Formerly Realistic Rock, the Realistic Music Academy was formed by brothers Robin and Richard Henderson in 2004.


As well as providing specialist music tuition, we have  rehearsal rooms which are available for hire, a recording studio and are involved with many local live music events.


Our students have gone on to achieve multiple awards and acclaims including:


 XFM Rockschool: Winner x 2

Vodafone Live Music Awards

Yamaha Band For a Grand: Winner

Live & Unsigned Regional: Winner & Finalist

O'Neils National Showcase Winner

Playmusic Awards: Best Indie Band

Surface Festival Regional Semi Finalist

Next BRIT Thing Regional Finalis

Elderflower Fields Youth Band Competition Winner x 3

Teenstar Area Finalist


Facilities & Equipment

Guitar Room 1


Fender Deville 4 x 10 combo.


Guitar Room 2


Marshall Valve State combo x 2.


Drum Room 1


Mapex V series drum kit 7, Tama Superstar drum kit, assorted practice kits, Peavey PA system.


Drum Room 2


Yamaha Gigmaker drum kit, Stagg drum kit, Trapps drum kit, assorted practice kits, Mackie mixer & Wharfdale monitor speakers.




iMac with Logic setup and Alessi Firewire mixer, Tannoy Reveal speakers, Korg 3/4 electric piano with weighted keys.


Live Room


2 x Peavey Bandit combos, Hughes 7 Kettner BK200 bass amp, Yamaha DTX electric drum kit, Stagg PA system.

Rehearsal Room 1


Peavy 150 bass amp, 2 x Peavy Bandit combos, Pearl Export drum kit, Yamaha mixer & Wharfdale monitor speakers.


Rehearsal Room 2


Hughes & Kettner BK200 bass amp, Hughes & Kettner Matrix 100 combo, Hughes & Kettner Matrix 100 head & 4 x 12 cab, Alto mixer & Wharfdale monitor speakers.


Rehearsal Rooms

For Hire


Our rehearsal rooms are available for public hire and come fully equipped with PA, 2 microphones and stand, a drum kit*, two guitar amps and a bass amp, as well as air-conditioning and free parking.


Weekdays before 3pm; £13 p/h (min 2 hours)

Weekday evenings: 7pm - 10pm: £55

Weekends: £55 (min 3 hours, extra hours £15 p/h)


To book or for further information, please call us on 01372 740 300 or send us an e-mail.


*Please note that we do not supply cymbals.


Our staff are enthusiastic, professional musicians with a minimum qualification of a Higher Diploma, or the equivalent industry experience, and are enhanced level DBS cleared.


We have played venues and including the Manchester MEN, Hammersmith Apollo, Brixton Academy, Glasgow SECC, Birmingham NEC and the 100 Club, and have TV credits including Britain's Got Talent (live semi-final), Blue Peter, Top of the Pops, CBBC xChange and CD:UK.


We believe in catering to individual student's needs and our flexible teaching style incorporates a mix of skills and techniques, song studies and live performance to help musicians of all ages and abilities to reach their full potential.





81 East Street, Epsom, KT17 1DT          01372 740 300