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 4.00pm-6.30pm:
Teenage Mutant Ninja Jazz Band – 4pm – 5pm:
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 – 4pm – 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 – 6.15pm:
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 £45 for the year, which includes membership of as many groups as you like! Costs are kept low as they”re subsidised by our Music Education Hub grant.
Our fantastic LYSO and LSSO have been working hard all year and working with some exciting partners! well done for all the wonderful hard work and great music makingWell - we are just catching our breath from our fantastic concert with Preston Opera last Saturday bringing our busy season to a close. We are always sad to say goodbye to our leavers Tess, James, Gemma and Felicity who have made such a valued contribution to the Lancashire Youth Symphony Orchestra. We wish them all the very best for the future. Hope to see you all at the 50th Birthday Celebrations for our Alumni next season.
Just some photos too to remind ourselves of some of the exciting musical collaborations with our partners that we got up to this season; Rossall School Rossall School Chapel Choir, Ripley St Thomas Church of England Academy Lancaster Priory Church, Piccadilly Symphony Orchestra.
Concerts of this quality would not happen without hard work at our rehearsals throughout the year. Special thank you goes to our fantastic team of tutors and our Music Director Helen Harrison Conductor who inspire our young musicians to achieve their potential. Lancashire Music Hub ... See MoreSee Less