Class List 2016-17

Learn an Instrument: Group Lessons

Enrolling in a music centre group class is a great way to learn an instrument!


We normally recommend the following minimum ages for instruments:

5+ for Recorder

6+ for Keyboard/ Violin/Guitar/Drums/Ukulele

8+ for Clarinet/Flute


Level 1 – no experience required

Level 2 – learning for around 1 year

Level 3 – learning for at least 2 years

Level 4 – learning for at least 3 years


Classes marked “T” can be signed up for on a 4-Week “Taster” basis in September. This gives students the opportunity to try a new instrument for 4 weeks with minimal commitment. Instruments will provided for use in these lessons. After 4 weeks, students can sign up to carry on learning. There is a flat-fee of £25 for taster courses – this is then deducted from the full term’s fee if the student continues, with the balance then payable.

Instrument Level   Time Class No.
Clarinet Level 1 T 11.00am – 11.30am WL2016:CL1
Clarinet Level 3 10.00am – 10.30am WL2016:CL3
Clarinet Level 4 10.30am – 11.00am WL2016:CL4
Drum Kit Level 1 T 9.30am – 10.00am WL2016:DK1
Drum Kit Level 2 10.30am – 11.00am WL2016:DK2
Drum Kit Level 3 10.00am – 10.30am WL2016:DK3
Drum Kit Level 4 11.00am – 11.30am WL2016:DK4
Flute Level 1 T 11.00am – 11.30am WL2016:FL1
Flute Level 3 10.30am – 11.00am WL2016:FL3
Guitar Level 1 T 9.15am – 10.00am WL2016:GT1
Guitar Level 2 10.45am – 11.30am WL2016:GT2
Guitar Level 3 10.00am – 10.45am WL2016:GT3
Guitar Level 4 10.45am – 11.30am WL2016:GT4
Keyboard Level 1 T 10.45am – 11.30am WL2016:KB1
Keyboard Level 2 10.45am – 11.30am WL2016:KB2
Keyboard/Piano Level 3 11.30am – 12.15pm WL2016:KB3
Keyboard/Piano Level 4 9.15am – 9.45am WL2016:KB4
Recorder Level 1 T 9.30am – 10.00am WL2016:RE1
Recorder Level 2+ 11.30am – 12.00pm WL2016:RE2
Ukulele Level 1 T 9.45am – 10.15am WL2016:UK1
Ukulele Level 2+ 10.15am – 10.45am WL2016:UK2
Violin Level 1 T 11.30am – 12.15pm WL2016:VL1
Violin Level 2 11.00am – 11.30am WL2016:VL2
Violin Level 3 10.30am – 11.00am WL2016:VL3
Violin Level 4 10.00am – 10.45am WL2016:VL4

Learn an Instrument: 1-to-1 Lessons

1-to-1 lessons can be booked on any instrument subject to availability in our timetable. If you are interested in commencing 1-to-1 lessons, please contact us for further information.

Beginners’ Orchestra

9.00am – 9.55am  (Class No: WL2016:OR2)

Our Beginners’ Orchestra welcomes ANYONE who has started playing ANY instrument. Know 3 notes or more? Come and join in and have fun making music with other players.

Senior Orchestra

10.45am – 12.10pm (Class No: WL2016:OR3)

The Senior Orchestra is for bowed string, woodwind, brass and percussion players from around grade 2-8.

Concert Band

9.00am – 10.25am  (Class No: WL2016:CB)

The Concert Band welcomes woodwind, brass and percussion players from grade 3 upwards.

Recorder Group

11.30am – 12.00pm (Class No: WL2016:RE2)

Been playing the recorder for a year or more? Why not join the Recorder Group?

Ukulele Group

10.15am – 10.45am (Class No: WL2016:UK2)

Been playing the ukulele for a year or more? Why not join the Ukulele Group?

Mini Music

10.00am – 10.45am (Class No: WL2016:MM1)
10.45am – 11.30am (Class No: WL2016:MM2)

Fun musical games, songs and percussion for 4-7 year olds.

Dots and Lines

11.30am – 12.00pm (Class No: WL2016:TH1)

This fun activity session is designed to help students with their note-reading.

Pop/Rock Bands

11.30am – 12.30pm (Class No: WL2016:PR1)  Ages 8-12
11.30am – 12.30pm (Class No: WL2016:PR2)  Ages 12-16

For guitarists/drummers who have been learning a year or more – form bands and receive expert coaching from our professional tutors. Keyboard players/singers also welcome.


Next year we will also be launching a Community Choir and a Jazz Ensemble!