Lancaster Music Centre

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.
Junior Wind Band – 5.15pm – 6pm:
Led by Lucy Payne this dynamic new wind band is perfect as a beginner ensemble to start your musical journey in a fun and supportive group. Suitable for beginner to grade 2 standard on any wind instrument. Lucy is a classically trained clarinettist who has a diverse range of experience within her 8 year (and counting!) music career.
Trial the band for free and then a spacial price of only £25 for the term!
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.




Thursday 4pm - 6.30pm (term time only) Lancaster Royal Grammar School



Age Ranges