Poulton 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, offering an ideal progression route from Whole Class Ensemble Tuition alongside opportunities for more advanced students.

Our Music Centres have been online during the COVID pandemic and we are planning to relaunch them in September 2021.

Please sign up for the existing ensembles and we will be in touch if there are any changes to the opportunities available. 

Samba Group 4.30pm – 5pm
Exciting and dynamic Samba drumming group for all musicians and no previous drumming experience necessary! Enhance your musicianship skills whilst having fun.

Junior Strings 5pm – 5.30pm
A friendly and fun mixed strings ensemble for violins, violas and cellos.
Suitable for beginner to grade 2 standard

Senior Strings 5.45pm – 6.30pm
A great group for more experienced string players to meet other young musicians and develop their technique and skills through ensemble playing.
Suitable for grade 3 to grade 5 standard

Junior Wind Band 4.30 – 5pm
A fun and lively ensemble band beginners, any instrument welcome to join.
Suitable for beginner to grade 2 standard

Senior Wind Band 4.30pm – 5.30pm
A dynamic and engaging ensemble for more experienced brass and wind players, playing a wide variety of music including Disney tunes and film themes.
Suitable for grade 3 to grade 5 standard

Music Theory
This is for players wanting to take grade 5 theory but struggling to fit all the work into your practical lesson.  Our theory class will help you to understand the theory behind what you play.  Individually tailored work to each pupil in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere.

Tuition is available on saxophone, flute, clarinet, brass, guitar, strings, drums and in individual theory lessons.

Joining ensembles and groups at Music Centre costs just £75 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.




Wednesday 3.30pm - 6.30pm (term-time only) Hodgson Academy



Age Ranges

  • Classical
  • Brass / Wind Band
  • World Music
  • Brass
  • Drums / Percussion
  • Strings
  • Woodwind
  • Music Theory
  • Ensembles
  • Tuition
  • Key Stage 3: age 11-14
  • Key Stage 4: age 14-16
  • Key Stage 5: age 16-18
  • Key Stage 2: age 7-11
  • Key Stage 1: age 5-7