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‘A community based music project that provides opportunities for everyone to participate in music classes and activities throughout Belfast. We have gained a reputation for excellence, and there is an enthusiasm and commitment from both teachers and pupils that will ensure continued success. The school is committed to ensuring that our activities are accessible to people of all ages and abilities ... Our largest area of activity is the provision of weekly music classes, offering tuition in a wide range of instruments (tin whistle, violin, guitar, flute, bodhran, mandolin, tenor banjo, concertina, uilleann pipes, piano and keyboards, electric and bass guitar, button keyed accordion, drum-kit and saxophone). These are delivered to communities throughout Belfast in schools, youth clubs, community and cultural centres.’

 

‘Offers music learning opportunities to learners at school, in the community and in out-of-school settings. Supporting learners from first access through to excellence, ArtForms Music offers a range of activity in all genres, and for learners of all ages. We offer vocal and instrumental learning in and out of school, in a wide range of instruments and across a wide range of genres. ArtForms Music Centres offer community-based music learning across the city, and City of Leeds Youth Music offers the opportunity for young musicians to play at a very high level. We support schools through CPD and through the Music Connect network, as well as delivering National Curriculum teaching.’

 

Also indexedCity of Leeds Youth Music | Leeds Music Education Partnership

‘Music is often an expensive hobby and so many people therefore sadly never get the chance to learn an instrument. Some did not get the chance when they were young and others may have found it difficult to keep going with their instrument after leaving school when tutors can be so expensive. Here at the BCMA, we believe that everyone should get the opportunity to pick up an instrument and have that chance to create music. Whatever your age, wherever you come from and whatever your circumstances; music brings people together. Everyone is welcome here!’

 

‘We host a diverse range of performers and concerts at the Belfry Centre, from renowned classical musicians and award winning soloists to local jazz ensembles. All set within the beautifully intimate and atmospheric space of the historic school hall, this is one of the best concert venues to see great live music in North Norfolk.’

 

'Bird College Music Service aims to enrich the lives of children, young people and adults within the Borough of Bexley, by providing opportunities for them to become actively involved in a wide variety of music activities. Bird College is the lead organisation for the Bexley Music Education Hub which aims to ensure that all pupils have equal access to high quality music education. We employ a team of specialised instrumental and class music teachers to deliver a wide range of musical activities ...'

 

Also indexedBexley Music Education Hub

'Choirs, vocal ensembles and singing lessons – we have groups and classes for all abilities ... We run four choirs to suit everyone from the complete beginner to more advanced singers. Why not join us?'

 

'Music Centres provide out of school music making opportunities, introducing children and young people to music ... Boston Music Centre meet on a Monday and Wednesday evening. Come along and join on of our ensembles and learn in a fun, friendly and supportive environment.'

 

'We are the Northern England flagship showroom for C. Bechstein acoustic pianos; one of the oldest and most prestigious piano manufacturers in the world. The brand new luxurious showroom features, across 9,000 square feet, a vast selection of C. Bechstein, W. Hoffmann and Zimmermann upright and grand pianos alongside the popular and highly-regarded Japanese piano makers, Kawai. Whether you are a beginner or a concert pianist, there is a piano suitable for all players alike across a variety of budgets. The showroom is complete with six state-of-the-art fully sound insulated practice rooms perfect for practice, teaching and music examinations, with a large recital area available for hire within the showroom. We will be hosting a number of free and paid for recitals.'

 

Founded 1999: ‘CGWM’s core activity is one to one tuition of the highest standard offered to students of all ages from beginner to professional levels. Group theory tuition is also organised as well as chamber choir for young people, daytime choir for adults, chamber ensembles, composition workshops, various music festivals, masterclasses and workshops’.

 

A collection of half a dozen community choirs and a community orchestra, offering concerts throughout north Cheshire at Summer and Christmas: ‘The emphasis in our Choirs is very much on fun and enjoyment. There is no audition process and choir members do not need to have any previous experience – those who have no musical knowledge at all are taught the basics as they go along. For many, it is the first time they have sung like this since school days ... Poynton Community Orchestra gives adult musicians from Grades I to V standard the opportunity to play alongside like-minded players in a fun and non-threatening environment’.

 

Also indexedPoynton Community Orchestra

‘Believing in the power of music theatre to transform lives, Castaway Goole provides performing, leisure and training opportunities for adults and young people with learning and physical disabilities and autistic spectrum conditions.’

 

Also indexedCastaway Music Theatre

‘Offers one to one tuition to children and adults alike in a wide variety of musical instruments ... Causeway School of Music opened in January 2006. It is now a thriving community of talented people, young and not so young, aspiring to master the instrument of their choice. Our catchment area for students currently stretches from Cushendall to Ballykelly and Portrush to Randalstown.‘

 

'A world-class dedicated folk arts centre, Cecil Sharp House is at the heart of English folk. With a unique history stretching back to 1930, the venue - owned and managed by the “English Folk Dance and Song Society” (EFDSS) - is a memorial to the folk music and dance collector Cecil Sharp. Vibrant and diverse, Cecil Sharp House exists to serve its wide and diverse audiences, engaging with art lovers (oft times folk art lovers) through unique and inspiring artistic events, and creative learning. The iconic Grade II listed building is home to EFDSS and the Vaughan Williams Memorial Library, England's national collection of folk music and dance.'

 

Also indexedEnglish Folk Dance and Song Society | Sharp’s Folk Club

‘Saturday morning music centre providing quality ensemble training and music theory classes for young musicians of all ages and stages. Now with more than 200 members (and continuing to expand), it is one of the largest music centres on the South Coast. With three main concerts each season, a Wessex Young Soloists’ Concert Series, highly successful music festival performances, concert tours, charity busking events, visits to London’s West End and Southbank, a Centre newsletter and tuck shop, the CWYM not only offers high quality musical experiences, it makes it a lot of fun too. The Centre’s largest and best known ensemble is the Wessex Youth Orchestra ...’

 

Also indexedWessex Youth Orchestra

'At the Centre for Young Musicians we’re passionate about music, and so are our students. Many go on to have successful careers in music and the performing arts, or simply have the time of their lives taking their musical ambitions to the next level. Our vibrant Saturday Music School is perfect for young Londoners aged 5-18 years old, to develop their creative and expressive skills. We are generously supported by The Foundation for Young Musicians, so we can offer bursaries for talented young musicians to fulfil their potential ... There are also regional CYM Saturday Centres in Norwich, Taunton, Peterborough, and Saffron Walden.‘

 

Also indexedGuildhall School of Music & Drama

Chepstow Community Music Centre is a bit like a gym for musicians! ... It provides everything you need to enjoy growing into a stronger musician: * Space to practise; * Equipment to use; * Individual tuition options; * Music theory classes and mentoring; * Groups to join in with; * Opportunities to perform and record; * Impartial advice on all aspects of music making.’

 

‘CMA was formed in July 2014 by a group of like-minded parents and music professionals whose vision is to create an independent music academy which will truly nurture and support the developing musician in every child ... Values: * We welcome all young musicians in the Chilterns; * We play the music that we love together in a community of friends; * We strive for excellence at every level; * We encourage each child to grasp all the opportunities available to them to fulfil their musical potential.’

 

‘A volunteer led organisation that has, for more than three decades, supported the musical ambitions of many young people in the local area.'

 

’We are a community organisation, based in Newcastle, that creates opportunities for young people to perform and listen to live music ... We aim to provide musically talented young people with opportunities to perform live and for other young people to listen, enjoy and participate in supporting musical performances. For both groups this may increase their confidence, help them develop useful life skills and possibly result in them pursuing a career in the musical arts.’

 

Community Learning MK aims to deliver outstanding learning activities to support children, young people and adults to reach their full potential. We do this by delivering a wide range of opportunities which engage, motivate and inspire.’ Offerings listed for the Music Faculty include several choirs for young persons and adults, evening and Saturday Music Centre activities and ensembles, and an adult orchestra and wind band. Concerts and recitals are given from time to time by several of the groups listed.

 

‘We are a registered charity in the heart of Tyneside set up with the objective of providing access to music lessons and ensemble playing for young and old, and as a by-product providing music recitals for the community. We currently have tuition groups in various instruments including violin, viola, cello, guitar and viol and we can provide music theory lessons and assessments (exams). We also have a number of ensembles and orchestra groups and we organise regular recitals.’ An annual William Shield Festival has celebrated ‘the life and times of this great, but often forgotten, local musician of yesteryear. William Shield was born in Swalwell in 1748 and rose to the position of Master of the King's Musick and was principal violinist at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden. He is buried at Westminster Abbey’.

 

Also indexedWilliam Shield Festival

'Purpose is to promote fiddle playing in the local community to all age groups so that everyone can enjoy playing traditional music together. Come along and join us! Each year the workshop holds an annual rally where players are joined by  members from other Scottish fiddle societies as well as various "friends of the workshop" who play other instruments. The workshop also holds a number of  concerts throughout the year and is happy to consider performing for any local fund-raising  events and local care homes.'

 

‘Our aim at Culture:Music is to teach, inspire and create engaging music performance opportunities in Hull and the surrounding areas. We are influenced by the fusion of classical, pop/rock, jazz and world music bringing contemporary performances to the forefront of the live music scene. Through collaboration with all aspects of the arts and effective teaching and learning methods we will deliver evocative performances whilst still making these experiences accessible to everyone.’

 

DaCapo is a music education organisation with a child friendly programme from toddler to teens ... DaCapo's dynamic music education programme draws on the methods of Kodaly and Dalcroze Eurhythmics ... DaCapo put on a wide range of concerts and events throughout the year in addition to our regular term-time activities. From extra concert opportunities for our pupils such as The BIG Performance to special events showcasing professional musicians such as the Founder's Day Concert, as well as our week-long Summer School, DaCapo are always seeking to bring their innovative and inclusive approach to a variety of audiences.‘

 

'Dartford Music is an inspiring local music hub based in the heart of the community and designed with musicians in mind. We offer two activities for musicians of all ages, backgrounds and interests; Dartford Music Lab and Dartford Junior Orchestra. These have come out of Kent Music’s partnerships with Dartford Area Schools Consortium (DASCo), Dartford Youth Hub at The Bridge, The Mick Jagger Centre and Dartford Music School. Our connections with these fantastic organisations mean Dartford Music is the best place to connect with the local music community. We provide access to fantastic music education outside of school hours and regardless of the availability of lessons and groups in schools. All our activities are supportive, creative and welcoming, and excited to meet new members. We look forward to making music with you!'

 

'Local charity (CIO) which aims to enhance musical education in Dorchester and beyond. It coordinates instrumental tuition across the Dorchester Pyramid, which comprises of 13 first schools, 3 middle schools, 1 upper school and 1 free school ... it provides a range of musical ensembles open to all local children under the age of 19, and organises regular concerts. It also offers curriculum support for the schools in the pyramid. Our aim is to give young people across the Dorchester area and beyond, first class, inspirational music making opportunities ... All money that we raise (through concerts, events, sponsorship etc) goes straight into specific projects within our schools or the local area.'

 

'The Diocese of Leeds has the largest church programme of choral music for young people in the United Kingdom. Our Choral Directors work with some 3500 children weekly (over 100 groups across 53 schools), returning to their bases to run our elite choirs; 6 boys’ choirs, 6 girls’ choirs, 5 mixed children’s choirs, 2 youth choirs, 3 university choirs and an adult choir, all drawing their membership from our school sessions.'

 

‘Members include a range of school-age children learning instruments to a senior Jazz Orchestra of alumni members including some of Yorkshire's finest Jazz musicians ... Passionate about music education and jazz, DYJA provides specialised individual tuition, instrumental masterclasses, ensemble workshops and performance opportunities via 3 ensembles for young musicians from a range of backgrounds and abilities ... Our students learn at the Doncaster Jazz Centre. This building provides a base for the organisation with office space from which we co-ordinate our activities, a music library, small group rehearsal and teaching rooms, and a converted main hall for full band rehearsals.’

 

Also indexedDoncaster Jazz Centre

'We offer a range of activities alongside the regular lessons ... Singing for Pleasure Choir ... String Groups ... Day Courses ... There are regular Informal Concerts where students are encouraged to perform to one another and to parents and friends. Professional Concerts are also presented, often featuring DRMS staff or former DRMS students who are now performers in their own right.'

 

‘Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann’s Regional Resource Centre for the Meitheal Uladh Region. This region incorporates Counties Antrim, Derry, Donegal, Down & Tyrone. Dún Uladh, along with the 6 other Meitheal Regional Centres across Ireland, makes the Comhaltas vision to “give people genuine access to the traditional arts” a reality. This is a unique centre for authentic Irish traditions, promoting Irish music, song, dance, drama and other native art forms, situated in the heart of Ulster. The centre provides facilities for Comhaltas members from across the region and across the Country. It hosts performances ranging from professionally produced concerts to informal sessions. The Centre also hosts music classes, Seminars and workshops for musicians and office bearers as part of the Comhaltas development plan.’

 

'Provides children and young people with musical training, in a friendly and enjoyable atmosphere. Our school is in West London where nearly 400 students between the ages of 3 and 18 meet on Saturday mornings.'

 

'We are an East London based teaching string orchestra for adult late starters, regardless of age, background, experience or income and we want to encourage people to play music. We provide a genuinely supportive and non-competitive environment and this is reflected in our methods and in the music we play. There are no auditions and from Day 1, even complete beginners will be able to join in orchestral playing ...'

 

‘Area music centres support pupils who are already learning an instrument and provide opportunities to play in groups, bands and orchestras. There are choirs too, for those who love to sing. The Centres offer a fun and sociable environment where learning is accelerated with the support of expert tutors.’ One of four Area Music Centres in East Sussex.

 

Emerald Music School provide award winning choirs, theory and a band for musicians aged 6-18 in Purley, Beckenham and Carshalton ... The students come from a wide area and over 30 schools are represented in the current membership. Countless friendships have been nurtured through Emerald and many continue through the Osiris Ensemble and into adulthood.’

 

Also indexedOsiris Ensemble

'Formed in 1997 with the aim of promoting Scottish fiddle music and other related styles in the Falkirk area. The core aims of the workshop remain to encourage good performance practice, to enable players to develop an appreciation of the techniques and characteristics essential to the authentic performance of this music. We also aim to create an informal and relaxed setting for this to take place.'

 

’Fèis an Tairbeirt was established in 2016 by a group of volunteers who are keen to ensure that people of all ages in Mid-Argyll and Kintyre are offered the chance to learn to play an instrument and experience the joy of playing music together with others ... Fèis in Scottish Gaelic means “festival” or “feast.” It has come to mean a tuition festival, usually for children and young people, which celebrates the music and song culture connected with the Gaelic language.‘

 

‘Fèis Latharna is an organisation that promotes traditional music and Gaelic culture in the Oban & Lorn area. The Fèis operates term time Saturday classes in a variety of instruments at all levels as well as a week long tuition festival every Easter.’

 

Fèis Rois enables people of all ages to access, participate in and enjoy the traditional arts and Gaelic language through a diverse programme of activities in Ross & Cromarty, across Scotland and beyond. Based in Dingwall, Fèis Rois is widely recognised as a national leader in the arts, particularly in music education. The organisation aims to give young people and lifelong learners the opportunity to experience and engage with traditional music and Gaelic culture in a way that supports them in developing their social skills and inspires them to reach their full potential.’

 

'We run a Training Orchestra, Community Orchestra, Concert Band, Senior String, Wind, and Recorder Ensembles and the Fenland Youth Swing Band. We also run taster sessions.'

 

‘Sage Gateshead’s Folkworks programme aims to develop interest and practical involvement in traditional music, song and dance. This is achieved through various activities, including unique performances, one-day workouts, weekly classes, weekend courses and three week-long Summer Schools, for all ages.’

 

‘We are a true community music centre in the Furness Peninsula in South Cumbria, catering for all ages and ability of people who want to make music with others.‘

 

‘Originally formed in 1997/8 to put on a Festival. Furness Tradition is run entirely by volunteers who aim to promote awareness of, and participation in the folk music traditions of Cumbria, especially Furness ... As well as running workshops in schools and the community, and organising an annual Festival in Mid-July each year, a core part of our aims is to collect items from our cultural heritage, oral or written. New members and friends of Furness Tradition are always welcome to join.’

 

'A completely voluntary body ... We provide tuition and opportunities to anyone wanting to try their hand at Traditional Irish Music, and over the course of 15 years have provided these to over 1,900 budding musicians.'

 

'A unique community of musicians and performers of all ages and abilities from Gloucestershire and beyond. The Academy offers an exceptional level of professional tuition coupled with a vibrant family atmosphere, creating the best, accessible musical opportunities for everybody.'

 

‘GAMD provides performing arts ensembles, holiday courses and tours in the Borough of Greenwich ... We run a range of ensembles for wind, brass and percussion players, and singers during term-time and in the holidays. Our range of ensembles/groups are based on age and ability provide a clear pathway for each individual’s progression as their skills and knowledge develop.‘

 

‘Harmonia Music was founded by Kirsty Body B.Ed. in 1999 and provides a wide variety of musical activities in schools and beyond. Regular groups include Harmonia Singers (ladies choir) and Harmonia African Drummers (age 8 to adult).’ Based in and around Huntingdon and Cambridge.

 

‘Offers ensemble experience to young & adult musicians. We have orchestras & bands ranging from beginner to senior level.’

 

’School age children are welcome to become members of our AMCs and access the groups, bands and choirs appropriate to their experience and age, together with tuition on their chosen instruments.They also have access to a great social atmosphere away from the pressures of the normal school day.’

 

'Music education has been taking place at HCM Music Academy’s premises, in Baldock Street, Ware since December 1986 ... Today HCM operates as a music academy at its original premises in Ware as well as teaching in several schools across the East Hertfordshire area ... We only select the best tutors here at HCM Music College. Not only are they qualified in education and well versed in the ways people of all ages learn, they’re also passionate about music - and really know what they’re talking about.'

 

‘A Community Interest Company, founded 8th July 2015, previously set up in 2010 trading as a club benefiting the community on a smaller scale. HMS now provides all forms of music education to children in Henley-on-Thames and surrounding areas.‘

 

‘East Riding of Yorkshire Council's dedicated, state-of-the-art performance centre. The Hexagon Music Centre was completed in August 2010 after a major refurbishment project to transform the former Swinemoor Infant School into a state of the art performance centre ... There are 9 rooms available to hire with seating capacity ranging from 5 to 150. The centre boasts two fully restored grand pianos, plus 3 upright pianos.‘

 

'Founded in 1975 by the harpist, Ann Hughes-Chamberlain, whose aim has always been to offer excellence in music tuition to everyone, from complete novices to post-graduates, from toddlers to pensioners, to gifted musicians and to those who just want a rewarding hobby, and to those with learning difficulties, in fact to everyone. No-one has ever been turned away ...'

 

Igloo Music provide Music Lessons, Groups and Workshops. We give people of all ages a wonderful experience of music! Join any of our friendly groups, choirs and workshops in Portsmouth and across Hampshire or book group or individual music lessons with our fun, talented music teachers. We guarantee it’ll be great for your health, brain and social life! Whilst we teach people of all ages, we are really well known for helping reluctant, nervous adults rediscover a childhood passion, or unleash the singer within. Or just learn a new musical instrument for the pure enjoyment of playing ... Our wide range of music lessons includes instruments like the guitar, ukulele, bass guitar, piano, keyboard and drums. We also provide singing lessons and have our very own choir.’

 

Also indexedIgloo Choir

’I.S.M.A provides music tuition in: Vocals - Bass - Drums - Guitar - Keyboards ... Our music lessons are tailored to suit the individual and although we generally follow the Rockschool graded system for Drums, Guitar, Bass, Vocals & Keyboards/Piano, we can also accommodate the ABRSM for Piano and any other graded system that the student may have started and wish to continue.‘

 

'Aims to cater for those young people who seek opportunities for music making in their leisure time in addition to those provided at school ... It is the policy of the Music Centre that the members are given as wide an experience of music making as possible – there are Wind Bands, Brass Bands, Choirs, Orchestras, String groups, keyboard classes and recorder ensembles who all undertake regular performances ... Other activities are held which may include social events, chamber music weekends, recordings (involving extra sessions) and concert tours abroad for the senior groups are arranged from time to time. Visitors are always welcome on Saturdays – do join us for a cup of coffee. We look forward to seeing you at all our events and concerts.'

 

‘A jazz education project based in the Arts Space in the Shoefactory at Rushden - to provide a meeting place where students of all levels can learn to play jazz with some of the best players and teachers in the UK.’

 

‘We are a community cooperative set up to support the learning, performance and development of jazz, related music and the arts. Based at the Globe in Newcastle upon Tyne, we are the first cooperative in the UK to own a music venue and education centre. We put on gigs and courses there and at other venues.’

 

Also indexedPink Lane Jazz Co-op

‘We are an independent arts organisation (non-religious) and our goal is to inform and inspire audiences with an exciting original programme of live performances, educational events and collaborative projects and to support musicians playing Jewish music across the UK enabling them to preserve traditional heritage, create new work and reach the widest audiences.‘

 

‘A Creative Arts Centre located in Kent which provides an opportunity for amateur musicians to enjoy playing music together in Orchestras, a Wind Band, or various other musical groups ... We work hard, but the emphasis is on fun and enjoyment. Although there is encouragement to improve, there is no pressure ... There are groups for the more adventurous and advanced players, but we cater for beginners and the rusty too ... Concerts are held, but participation is optional.’

 

Also indexedKent Amateur Music Group

‘From yearly programs in our fully equipped classrooms, for leisure purposes to graded examinations, Lisburn Music Centre will find the way to bring the love of music into your life.’

 

'We are proud to have created a unique platform for adult guitar enthusiasts to express themselves and study in a non-judgmental and relaxed environment, entirely dedicated to them. Whether you have never touched a guitar before or whether you are already a proficient guitarist, it is with the utmost pleasure that we will help you improve your skills. Our guitar lessons are provided by the most excellent guitar instructors who specialise in teaching adults. They possess the right set of skills to help you develop drastically without ever judging you or criticising you negatively.'

 

‘The finest piano lessons London has to offer! ... We organise periodic concerts and events in the City of London and do weekly piano tuition for adults working in the City ... You can choose between group piano lessons and one-to-one piano lessons with London's favourite piano Academy for adults ... Beginners, intermediate and advanced piano learners welcome. Learn classical, rock, jazz and pop styles in a formidable setting designed for adults ... Now, you can choose between outstanding piano lessons in Mayfair and the City of London!’

 

'Independent, registered charity, offering everyone in Macclesfield and surrounding community the opportunity to enjoy making music. Music is performed by groups & ensembles at all levels, providing progressive training and experience of wind band, jazz band & orchestral playing ... Our members range from 3 months to 76+ years, so it really is a genuine community.'

 

Formed 1974: ‘MYMS has at the present time almost 200 members who play in a percussion ensemble, a string ensemble, a string orchestra, a symphony orchestra and 3 wind orchestras. The members come from about 20 different schools in the Maidstone and Mid Kent area in the south east of England ... MYMS is almost exclusively funded by (a) membership fees and (b) donations at our concerts’.

 

‘Offers inspiration for all ages and is a regional music centre run by Kent Music. With over 250 members attending on a weekly basis we are justly proud of being the largest music centre in Kent and Medway. As well as instrumental tuition being available we offer over 30 different ensembles. For most people, music has its greatest impact when played with others so don’t delay join us today! It is never too late to start your “musical journey”.’

 

Also indexedKent Music

‘Based in South Liverpool and has over 60 members from across Liverpool and Halton who participate in our weekly music groups and classes. As well as receiving music education our members are also invited to participate and perform in Mersey Wave Concerts and community events throughout the year ... All of our events are made possible through the generous support of sponsors, local venues and volunteers - and our amazing members!’

 

'We offer: * individual and small group tuition in all instruments; * a range of student groups; * music sessions for under 5s; * music and arts partnerships with special schools (Funky Pie); * music therapy.'

 

'Established in 2004, we are the leading music school in Magherafelt and the Mid Ulster area. Our music lessons cater for all ages, tastes, and abilities ... If you love music and performing as much as we do, then get in touch for more information or to book us for your event!'

 

'Lessons with the very best classical and jazz musicians in the world. Access to one-to-one on location and online lessons with the world's top professional musicians ... If you are a music student, about to go out into the big wide world and try and make a living, an amateur musician working towards a special concert and needing advice on the finishing touches to make your performance superb, if you’re working towards an exam and need another pair of expert ears to advise you, or if you can’t find a teacher of the right standard near you then look no further!'

 

'A centre of musical achievement since 1977 ... The Musicale Leisure Centre offers opportunities to play in bands and orchestras with all genres of music from classical to popular on offer and concerts take place three times a year ...'

‘In 2013, as a reaction to the threat of the UK recession and the growth of Internet shopping, Neath Music Academy was established. The idea was to diversify by expanding into music tuition. Initially, Lessons were offered in one studio within the shop, but in 2014 the first floor premises was refurbished and three teaching studios created offering lessons on piano, guitar, violin and music theory. The music school has since gone from strength to strength ...’

 

‘Run by a team of enthusiastic and experienced teachers and provides an exciting selection of music, art and drama sessions ... We cater for all abilities from the absolute beginner to the more advanced and we cover an extensive range of musical genres from Classical to Rock and Folk.‘

 

Corby Music and Performing Arts Centre runs various activities throughout the morning - including music, dance and drama classes - and cater for children from the age of three years to the time they leave school. We are totally inclusive and welcome everybody - it doesn't matter if you don't already play an instrument at school; there will be activities for you to enjoy! There are a couple of classes for parents and carers too! ... Saturday mornings during term time: 9:15am to 12:15pm.’

 

Also indexedCorby Music and Performing Arts Centre

'We pride ourselves in offering activities that are relevant and of current interests to the young people in the town and surrounding area ... We hold our concerts at Christmas and at the end of the summer term; our senior groups perform regularly at charity and community events and we support and enter local and national music festivals. Our priority is to give everyone an opportunity to perform in a friendly and supportive environment.'

 

'The Saturday morning performing arts school for the Towcester area. We offer classes from age 3 upwards in music and drama. At the centre you can play in a group, learn an instrument, take part in drama, attend workshops, perform at concerts and have fun!'

 

Wellingborough Centre has a wide and exciting range of activities in all aspects of performing arts, including bands, choirs, keyboards, ukulele, string and jazz ensembles; dance, drama, musical theatre and theatre tech & sound. We cater from early years (children from 9 monts old) up to adults. Our classes are all inclusive and you don't need an instrument to join us. We provide keyboards, ukuleles, recorders, ocarinas and plenty of percussion.’

 

‘NESMS exists to provide tuition at an advanced level for musically talented individuals of all ages. To do this we bring internationally recognized teachers to our centre in Aberdeen on a regular basis – normally nine times a year. We have four teaching studios, one of which is large enough to hold small concerts or recitals, and an extensive library ... We know that success in public performance increases musical confidence and awareness. And so for those who want to develop the ability to deal confidently with an audience we provide suitably supported opportunities to perform both within and beyond the School as a solo player or as part of an ensemble – in for example our Flute Choir, Chamber Group or Wind Ensemble.‘

 

‘Every Saturday morning, during term time, around 200 children meet ... to make music. Offering all students from Grade 1 standard the opportunity to be part of a vibrant exciting Music Centre ... either in the Junior String Orchestra if you play a string instrument, or Junior Woodwind, Brass or WindBand if you play a woodwind, brass or percussion instrument ... Once you are around Grade 4 standard you can join either the Symphony Orchestra, String Ensemble, Jazz or WindBand ... We also have Guitar Groups, a Senior Choir and Theory Class.’

 

Opened in 1966 and based in Newcastle-upon-Tyne: ‘A unique and dedicated establishment offering private tuition in a wide range of musical instruments. We have seven dedicated teaching studios, each equipped with pianos, both acoustic and digital. We currently teach in excess of 450 students per week ... Our youngest student is 6, our oldest over 80! Over 30% of our students are adults - many starting to learn an instrument for the first time. The NMC is a private enterprise and receives no funding from external sources’.

 

‘Founded in 2016, Northern Steel Network is a central hub for Steelbands and Steelpan players in the North East of England offering support, advice and education. Our aim is to advance the education of the public by encouraging the teaching, practice and performance of Steelpan music and Caribbean Culture.’

 

‘Traditional accordion and fiddle music has always been popular in Orkney, with musical talent and tunes passing from one generation to the next. The project helps to encourage and inspire involvement in traditional music, with a group of approximately 90 children and adults benefiting from weekly tuition. We would be delighted for anyone with an interest in music to take part, so please get in touch if you would like to get involved!‘

 

A Lancashire Music Service Centre: ‘Our network of Music Centres across Lancashire has been providing musical opportunities for children and young people across Lancashire for over 50 years. They provide regular, after-school opportunities for young musicians of all levels of experience to play together in ensembles as well as offering group and individual tuition.‘

‘A charitable organisation which aims to support and promote music-making for young people in North West Derbyshire. Our principal activity is to bring young musicians together to experience playing in an ensemble at weekly term-time rehearsals. Motivated by talented ensemble directors, our players are able to develop their musical skills and to make new musical friends. We have wind and string ensembles which range from beginners and early years through to accomplished players and school leaving age ... Most of our ensembles meet in Buxton, Bakewell and the Hope Valley but some meet in nearby villages. There are also regular opportunities to perform - both in informal settings in front of friends and family and at prestigious public venues.’

 

'Lancashire Music Service runs a network of music centres throughout the County where young musicians of all levels of experience can play together in bands and ensembles and sing in choirs, offering an ideal progression route from Whole Class Ensemble Tuition alongside opportunities for more advanced students.'

 

‘We are a friendly music school offering private tuition on piano, keyboard, guitar, flute, clarinet, recorder, violin, singing and theory ... We stage regular concerts in aid of local charities and all students are given the opportunity to perform in front of family and friends. This provides essential experience for aspiring musicians to perform in public and helps to build confidence generally.‘

 

'The Pimlott Foundation was established 2007 in memory of Steven Pimlott, inspired by his versatility, passion and love of music making. The Foundation’s aim is to bring together aspiring performers with professionals. We promote concerts and live events whilst also delivering an educational programme which supports performing arts in the local area.'

 

‘A unique non-profit making local community organisation with its charitable article to promote, maintain, improve and advance the education and appreciation of the public in the art of music ... Our team relies exclusively on volunteer help. We're always happy to welcome new volunteers who would like to dedicate some of their time to charity. If you would like to join us, please don't hesitate to contact us, new members are always welcome.‘

 

'A family run music school based on the Bedfordshire/Cambridgeshire border ... Established in 2003 by the Goldman family, it quickly gained a reputation for being one of the best privately run music schools in the country. It provides high quality one-to-one tuition by qualified and experienced specialist teachers, readily accepting students of all ages and abilities. Online lessons mean that students attend from across Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire as well as other parts of the UK and overseas.'

'Our lessons are tailored to the individual need of each student whether they are a child or adult. As well as playing for just for fun, our students also have the opportunity to enter for ABRSM, Trinity Guildhall and Rockschool music examinations. We are family friendly and have a comfortable waiting area with complimentary refreshments.'

 

'Personalised music lessons in state of the art premises ...  Students can work towards exams or just learn for fun. We are a public exam centre for Rockschool and Trinity and host private ABRSM exam days throughout the year so you will be able to take your exams with us in familiar surroundings.'

 

‘We aim to help children learn and improve musicianship whilst also learning that music is a fun and rewarding social activity and not just a “hard effort” practising alone at home. We are an inclusive organisation and offer children of all ages and musical abilities – from 4 to 18 and from complete beginner to virtuoso – the opportunity to enjoy making music with others in a wide variety of ensemble workshops.’

 

‘Scarborough Area Music Centre Area is all about helping young musicians towards fulfilling their maximum potential through playing together under expert direction. The Centre is staffed by a team of experienced and well qualified Music Service teachers and heads of department. They provide specialist guidance in each of the major instrument groups: Brass, Woodwind, Strings and Percussion. Entry to the Centre is usually by teacher recommendation and sometimes an informal audition is necessary.’

 

'Sedbergh Pepperpot Club was founded in 1997 and exists to encourage any who wish to take up orchestral instruments and widen their music horizons ... The club has some orchestral instruments available for loan with no hiring fee, merely a nominal payment for insurance cover, and there is support for promising young players of orchestral instruments living in and around Sedbergh and District.'

 

‘At Skipton Music Centre, we believe that music is for everybody and welcome children and adults of all standards (including beginners) to join either one or two of our twelve different ensembles on Saturday mornings ... We welcome new members throughout the year and encourage potential new members to come along on a Saturday morning and join in.’

 

‘A not-for-profit community music organisation delivering high-quality and innovative music making opportunities ... Our mission is to provide a quality service for music which enhances, enables and encourages the development of music in an enjoyable way, through activities, advocacy and access to information.’

 

'We provide opportunities for players of all orchestral and band instruments, and for singers, to make music together in a friendly, purposeful atmosphere. The Centre has a team of qualified music teachers, most of whom are accredited to the Derby & Derbyshire Music Partnership.’

 

'Welcomes young musicians at every ability level to perform in high-quality music making opportunities. Our ensembles show progression from the first experience of playing alongside others in an after-school satellite club to a tiered system of wind bands, orchestras and choirs taking place on a Saturday morning. These are interspersed with smaller chamber groups and our most individual “Guitar Fusion”. We pride ourselves on being a very friendly Music Centre, giving high-quality ensemble tuition, nurturing musical potential and enabling students to develop greater self-belief, creativity, knowledge and understanding.'

 

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