Are you a child or young person and would you like to learn to play a musical instrument?
Are you a parent/guardian interested in your child learning an instrument?
If so, get in touch with us and take a look at our website.
There are many benefits to playing a musical instrument. Whether you play alone, or in a group, it is something that can continue beyond school and that can bring enjoyment and fulfilment throughout your life - be it as a hobby or career. With such a vast array of musical styles and instruments there is something for everyone.
Our fundamental aim is for all children and young people to have the chance to learn a musical instrument in which they are interested, including singing, and to try our best to make sure that they can continue to learn throughout their school age years. There are lots of ways in which to learn and we have lots of different instruments, from dhol to steel pans, guitar to violins to name but a few. If you have lessons with us we lend you the instrument on which to learn, subject to availability, at no extra cost. Since 2008 all children in year 4, with the exception of two junior schools, have received whole class instrumental tuition within the school day through the music service; one term on an area of world music, one term on a Western orchestral instrument and one term of vocal tuition.
Most of our individual or small group instrumental tuition takes place within schools - if not during the school day, then just before or after. This is booked and organised by schools. If your school does not offer lessons on the instrument you would like to learn, we do offer some lessons directly in the early evening.
We have a range of music groups and ensembles that you can join if you play an instrument, including wind bands and our big band. We also have groups which require no previous experience or instrument, such as steel pans and African drumming. Please download our list of ensembles and groups.
In hard times music brings happiness and meaning to individuals, communities and societies across the world. Let music make a difference.
Please get in touch with us to find out more.