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.
Activities (lessons and groups) available Thursday’s in term time 3.30pm-6.30pm:
Teenage Mutant Ninja Jazz Band – 4pm – 4.45pm:
Led by Adrian Boardman this lively and fun band plays jazz, pop and big band music and provides opportunities to have a go at improvising. The band rehearse weekly in a relaxed atmosphere and aim to play live regularly. All instruments welcome from grade 1 to grade 6 and beyond! Adrian has been playing in ensembles and live bands since an early age and has many years experience directing both professional and school groups.
Folkasaurus – 4.15pm – 5pm:
This exciting Folk Group is led by Jane Lawrence and draws on repertoire from the British Isles, as well as traditional music from Central France, Brittany, Scandinavia and Klezmer. The group will aim to mainly learn aurally with emphasis on students learning by ear, (notation can be provided if required). Jane has been teaching and performing traditional and folk music for over 20 years and also has a strong grounding in classical music.
Fiery Fiddlers – 5.15pm – 6pm:
Led by Penny Holt this is a dynamic and engaging mixed strings ensemble for violins, violas and cellos. Suitable for beginner to grade 3 standard. Penny has been teaching for Lancashire Music Service and performing in orchestras and string quartets across the North West for 24 years.
All groups will aim to perform in concerts at least twice a year.
Individual lessons, available at various times depending on teacher availability on: Violin, viola, cello, saxophone, clarinet, flute, guitar, bass, trumpet, trombone and other brass instruments.
Joining ensembles and groups at Music Centre costs just £60 for the year – costs are kept low as they’re subsidised by our Music Education Hub grant.
Following the decision to effectively close schools from Monday 23 March, all individual, small group and large group teaching will be suspended after Friday 20 March for the foreseeable future. We have also cancelled our out of school activities including Music Centres, County Ensembles, workshops, concerts and events until at least Monday 20 April. All parents and students have been contacted. Instrument deliveries, repairs and replacements will also be suspended.
We are continuing to explore ways we can best support our young musicians and any schools which remain open during this period. Please look out for further announcements.
Message from Tim Rogers, Head of Service Re Cornavirus
Following the advice and guidance from Government and Public Health officials, we are very sorry to announce we have taken the decision to suspend all out of school activity including Music Centres, County Ensembles, workshops, concerts and events until Monday 20 April. All parents and students have been contacted.
Instrument deliveries, repairs and replacements will also be suspended. Teaching in schools will continue as far as possible as long as schools remain open. We will continue to monitor the situation and please look out for further announcements.