Learn as you Play
GM’s adult music programme
Always yearned to play a musical instrument?
Can’t find a tutor or instrument?
Used to play and want to return to music making?
Gloucestershire has a varied and rich heritage of music making for all ages. From brass bands and orchestras to choirs and folk groups, there are literally hundreds of groups you can join. But what if you have always wanted to play a musical instrument but have not had the chance? Well GM can offer you just that.
Gloucestershire Music (LA Music Service) offers a range of groups where you can ‘Learn As You Play’ or Sing.
SING or PLAY at Five Valleys Music Centre
FVMC meet at Archway School each Saturday morning and offers a range musical activities for adults. There is theory support, an adult choir and a new ‘Learn As You Play Ensemble’ for those wishing to learn a woodwind, brass or string instrument. Sessions cost £5 a week paid via our music card scheme. LAYP is free to current GM music card members. Instrument hire can be arranged. You can find out more details about FVMC via this link
BRASS LESSONS at Lakeside Concert Band
LCB meet on Thursday evenings at Lakeside Primary School and has a thriving membership of over 40 adults who have all started through our LAYP scheme. LCB are now offering brass lessons for adults on Thursday evenings. Sessions cost £5 a week paid via our music card scheme. LAYP is free to current GM music card members. Instrument hire can be arranged. You can find out more details about LCB via this link
Steven Legge (Extended Learning & Provisions Manager - Gloucestershire Music) said: we run no less than 16 weekly music centres, band and orchestras for musicians of all ages and abilities. Membership to our groups benefit from expert tuition, visits from professional musicians and performances at venues including Royal Northern College of Music, Cheltenham Town Hall and the iconic Royal Albert Hall. We hope our LAYP scheme will encourage many more adults to take up an instrument and make music together.
Need to hire an Instrument
Did you use to play? Why not dust off that old clarinet or trombone and come along. We can arrange instrument hire if needed. Our hire scheme can offer a range of instruments are a low hire cost. Follow this link for full details