Welcome to MusicSmart – the partnership of musicians Hilary Bishop & Paula McGovern

We strongly believe in the benefits and joy that music can bring to everyone. Whether you would like to join a community choir, need a pianist, or are looking for a piano or singing teacher, we would love to hear from you.

MusicSmart Community Choirs

MusicSmart Community Choirs are for everyone who enjoys great songs from musicals to pop and folk. You don’t need to read music or audition for any choir and your first session is FREE!

Based in Bognor Regis and surrounding villages all choirs are welcoming and love their singing. Each choir has its own character.

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First session FREE!

Singing & Piano Lessons

Why not try a new skill or polish up an old one? Maybe you had piano lessons as a child, or always wanted to?

MusicSmart piano and singing lessons are for people of all ages and stages and we enjoy a challenge!

We offer a FREE taster lesson with your teacher to get you started.

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Wedding & Special Occasion Pianist

Make your own playlist and create your perfect moment. Our gentle piano music will create a welcoming atmosphere. Together, we can help you plan the music for a wedding ceremony, reception, anniversary, birthday, celebration of life…

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Piano Accompanist

MusicSmart piano accompanists are experienced pianists for instrumental examinations. Based in the Bognor Regis and Chichester areas, we can also help with aural tests and theory if needed.

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Find Your Choir

Our dynamic and friendly community choirs sing a wide range of songs – musicals, pop, folk, jazz, world and more. There are no auditions, and we welcome experienced singers and beginners alike. All our songs are taught in a fun and relaxed atmosphere.

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Singing Workshops

What Our Singers Say

"Thank you for making our Friday mornings so enjoyable, I never ever thought I could be in a choir and it's given me so much more confidence. Who knows, I might even make the front row in a few years time."

"Thank you both for running such a good choir! It is the highlight of my week and I really enjoyed our performance."

"Thank you both for another fun, informative and life-enhancing term! Such a great programme of songs which we all felt suited us as a choir - possibly our best concert?!"

"Thank you both for organising the performance and getting us into shape in time. We absolutely love singing with you on Fridays and to sing in public again was the icing on the cake."

"I just wanted to say thank you to both of you for working so hard with us over the last few months. We really enjoyed our concert and we love coming to rehearsal every Tuesday. I think singing is very uplifting."

"Just to say I can't wipe the smile off my face this morning, after enjoying such a wonderful time last night at our performance. Thank you so much, you ladies are amazing!"

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