Why attend a music centre
Music Centres offer opportunities to develop musical skills and talents in a collaborative environment.
We encourage social networking in a safe place and provide regular performance opportunities throughout the year. Making music with other people in a group or band or orchestra is fun, a good social experience and often the start of a lifelong interest.
I just wanted to take a moment to let you know how successful our online music tuition has been this term. The team have worked incredibly hard and have adapted to the challenges. The majority of our musicians are receiving some online tuition. We even hope to be able to start some beginner violin and guitar groups online. We have had a great response from parents who are really appreciative of all that is being offered.
It was an excellent experience and opportunity for the children, as always. Many of them had not been to the Bridgewater Hall before. A big thank you from staff and children at St Andrew’s. It was a fantastic morning.
How to be an effective Music Co-ordinator. 10/10! One of the most useful training courses I have been on.
North Music Centre
A lively and friendly centre for children aged 3-18. There’s a style to fit every child.
Membership to our music centres is FREE!
There is a variety of wonderful ensemble opportunities from Samba and Ceilidh, to Wind Band and Brass Group.
There is a positive link between music and a positive level of wellbeing, increased self-esteem and making more friends.
We also offer the opportunity to join the outstanding Blackley Centre Stage Band (BCSB) and Manchester Youth Wind Orchestra (MYWO).
Co-operative Academy Manchester
Plant Hill Road
Community Folk Band (Mixed LVL) 3.00-4.00pm
Beginner Strings (LVL 1) 4.00-4.25pm
Folk Band (LVL 2) 5.15-6.00pm
Beginner Woodwind/Brass (LVL 1) 4.00-4.25
Wind Band (LVL 2) 4.30-5.15pm
Wind Band (LVL 3) 6.00-7.15pm
Blackley Stage Band (LVL 4) 7.30-8.45pm
Samba (LVL 1) 4.00-4.25pm
Samba (LVL 3) 4.30-5.15pm
Beginner Guitar 4.00-4.25pm
Beginner Ukulele 4.30-5.15pm
Folk Band 5.15-6.00pm
Rock/Pop MuFu Band (LVL 2 & 3) 4.30-5.15pm
New Tracks – Songwriting (Age 11-18) 4.00-6.00pm
Mancunian Vocal Collective (Age 11-18) 4.30-5.15pm
Junior Vocal Collective (All Ages) 5.15-6.00pm
Polkadots (Level 1) 4.00-4.25pm
Individual/Paired Tuition (Charged) 3.30-7.30pm
South Music Centre
A wide range of music styles including rock, pop, urban, vocal bands & orchestra. There’s a style to fit everyone and we are suitable for all ages and abilities. There are lots of fun activities and tuition to join.
For little ones under 5 we have Polkadots music making clubs. Working their memory to fine motor skills.
For over 5’s we have wind, brass, strings, guitar and piano tuition whether you are experienced or a beginner.
We have advanced to beginner level ensembles, an inclusive music making group and a full orchestra.
Membership to our music centres is FREE! Come along and play, everyone is welcome!
Chorlton High School
Beginner Strings (LVL 1) 9.00-9.35am
String Orchestra (LVL 2) 9.40-10.30am
String Orchestra (LVL 3) 10.40-11.40am
Full Orchestra (Mixed LVL) 11.50-12.55pm
Beginner Woodwind/Brass (LVL 1) 9.00-9.35am
Wind Band (LVL 2) 9.40-10.30am
Wind Band (LVL 3) 10.40-11.40am
Full Orchestra (Mixed LVL) 11.50-12.55pm
Beginner Guitar/Ukulele (LVL 1) 9.00-9.35am
String Tings Ukulele (LVL 3) 9.00-9.40am
Guitar Group (LVL 2) 9.40-10.30am
Rock/Pop MuFu Band (LVL 2 & 3) 10.40-11.40am
Saturday Sounds (Mixed LVL) 9.50-10.30am
Saturday Sounds (Mixed LVL) 10.40-11.45am
Saturday Sings (Mixed LVL) 10.45-11.25am
Polkadots (EYFS) Charged 10.30-11.00am
Polkadots (Year 1 & 2) Charged 11.00-11.30am
Music Theory (Grade 1-3) Charged 11.55-12.35pm
Music Theory (Grade 4+) Charged 10.00-10.40am
Music Aural (Grade 1-3) Charged 9.00-9.20am
Music Aural (Grade 4+) Charged 9.20-9.50
Individual/Paired Tuition (Mixed LVL) 9.00-12.55pm
East Music Centre
We are new Music Centre opening in September 2021.
This centre offers a range of activities for pupils aged 8-18 years old including Music technology, Steelpans, a new Vocal Collective, a Streetband and Rock/pop/urban Band.
There are activities for all abilities from beginners to advanced level and we will provide instruments at the centre.
Membership is free - come and visit us and see if you'd like to join.
The East Manchester Academy
Grey Mare Lane
Ukulele Club (LVL 1) 4.00-4.45pm
Rock/Pop MuFu Band (LVL 2 & 3) 5.00-5.55pm
Music Tech (Age 11-18) 4.00-4.55pm
Mancunian Vocal Collective (Age 11-18) 4.00-4.55pm
Junior Vocal Collective (All ages) 5.00-5.55pm
Streetband – percussion/brass/woodwind (LVL 1 & 2) 4.00-4.55pm
Streetband – percussion/brass/woodwind (LVL 2 & 3) 5.00-5.55pm
MySteel East – steelband (Age 11-18) 4.00-4.55pm
Junior MySteel (All Ages) 5.00-5.55pm
Irish Music Centre
This vibrant and exciting music centre is perfect for students interested in Irish music and culture to progress and play together in ensembles. Build positive wellbeing and a sense of community.
All students can learn a range of traditional Irish instruments from tin whistle, pipes, banjo, guitar and accordion.
Many of our students have been successful at regional and international world championships. Offering the opportunity to make friends and travel. And best of all membership to our music centres is FREE!
St Mary’s RC Primary School
Beginner Tin Whistle (LVL 1) 6.00-6.35pm
Beginner Band All Instruments (LVL 1) 6.00-6.35pm
Intermediate Band All Instruments (LVL 2) 6.40-7.20pm
Advanced Band All Instruments (LVL 3+) 7.20-8.00pm
Beginner Guitars (LVL 1) 6.00-6.35pm
Celtic Rock Band (LVL 2 & 3) 6.40-7.20pm
Guitar Group (Level 2 & 3) 7.20-8.00pm
Russian Music Centre
Music is a universal language and can be an opportunity to make new friends and travel. We cater for all abilities and age groups interested in Russian music and culture. There are two ensembles to cater for all age groups and abilities.
Kalinushka, the beginner ensemble, offers a group learning environment encouraging new players to join the fun and make friends.
Kalinka, the intermediate and advanced ensemble have visited St Petersburg to take part in master classes led by the world’s leading balalaika and domra players.
We welcome new players and complete beginners all throughout the year. And best of all membership to our music centres is FREE!
Chorlton Central Church
Barlow Moor Road
Beginner Balalaika (LVL 1) 5.00-5.55pm
Kalinushka (LVL 2) 5.00-5.55pm
Kalinka (LVL 3+) 6.00-7.30pm
Steelpan Music Centre
We give students already playing steelpans in school the opportunity to progress and enjoy being a part of this exciting group. Not just making music but making friends with this unique and unforgettable instrument.
The Manchester Youth Steel Orchestra (MYSTEEL) perform regularly in the local community including the Manchester Day Celebrations.
Best of all membership to our music centres is FREE!
St Margaret’s CE Primary School
Junior MySteel (LVL 1) 4.00-4.55pm
Junior MySteel (LVL 2) 5.00-5.55pm
MySteelSouth (LVL 3+) 6.00-7.30pm
Central Music Centre
The Manchester Youth String Orchestra (MYSO) is open to anyone aged 11-18 who is a grade 4 level or above on a string instrument. There is no entry audition.
We work on a wide range of music and aim to develop ensemble skills in a friendly environment. We offer pathways and progression to support learning and BTEC/GCSE exam prep for young musicians.
Make music, make friends and build positive wellbeing and a sense of community. Best of all membership to our music centres is FREE!
Lower Park Road
Manchester Youth String Orchestra (All players Grade 4+) 5.00-7.00pm