Preston 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.

Preston Music Centre is back up and running 

Ensembles and tuition on offer may be subject to change as we rebuild our centre following the COVID pandemic.

String Ensemble – Tuesday 5.15pm – 6pm
If you have some experience playing the violin, viola or cello come along and join in the fun. The ensemble is led by legendary local string teacher, Mr Rodger Boyes, and plays movie themes, pop, folk and light classical music.
Suitable for grade 2 standard and above

StringStars – Tuesday 5.15pm – 5.45pm
This is the perfect group for violin or cello players with only limited experience. A mix of music in popular styles is often specially arranged by the truly wonderful Miss Penny Holt, with concert performance opportunities across the year.
Suitable for beginner to grade 2 standard

Concert Band – Tuesday 5.45pm – 6.45pm
Calling all woodwind and brass players! Our vibrant band plays show songs, movie themes and classic pop and is led by the inspirational force that is Mr Neil Bird. Entry level is approximately Grade 4. Regular concert opportunities at our Music Centre and other venues throughout the year.
Suitable for grade 4 standard and above

Showstoppers – Thursday 4pm – 5pm
If you love singing then this is the group for you. Learn songs from the top West End shows as well as chart classics old and new. Miss Nicky Donnelly leads and is sure to get your child inspired to sing.
Suitable for all

Beginner Brass – Thursday 4.15pm – 5pm
A great opportunity to play in a band with other brass players, make new friends and have a lot of fun!  The perfect follow-up for children who have completed or who are participating in whole-class brass lessons at school. Suitable for beginners up to grade 3 standard.

Tuition is available on Acoustic and electric guitar, bass guitar, piano/keyboard, drums, voice, violin, viola and cello, trumpet and cornet, baritone and euphonium, flute, clarinet

Joining ensembles and groups at Music Centre costs just £75 for the year with our Silver Subscription, which includes membership of as many groups as you like, including our Online Sessions! Costs are kept low as they’re subsidised by our Music Education Hub grant.

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Tuesday 4pm - 7pm (term-time only) Fulwood Academy
Thursday 4pm - 6.30pm (term-time only) Fulwood Academy



Age Ranges

  • Classical
  • Orchestral
  • Jazz
  • Brass / Wind Band
  • Brass
  • Drums / Percussion
  • Strings
  • Woodwind
  • Guitar / Bass
  • Keyboards
  • Singing / Choir
  • 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