Centre Partially Re-Opened

Colwell Arts Centre has now partially re-opened for new instrument hires, and existing hirers to return or exchange instruments. We are operating an appointment-based system so please contact glosmusic@gloucestershire.gov.uk with any enquiries or to book your appointment.


Covid-19 - News

Please note that all rehearsals and concerts have been cancelled until further notice, keeping in line with the Government's direction on COVID-19.

Click on the link to explore all the ways that you can keep playing and making music until we can all get together again!

Keep safe everyone from the Gloucestershire Music Team

New Resources and Links!

Primary schools

Whole class ensemble tuition

Listening, teamwork, appraising, singing, pitch, pulse, rhythm, notation

    •    Give your pupils the skills to inspire a lifetime’s love of music
    •    Open up opportunities for their lives and futures
    •    Provide pupils – and teachers – with foundation music skills
    •    Covers main elements of National Curriculum for Music

    •    Fulfils the requirements of the National Plan for Music Education - Core Role 1 in particular
    •    Led by highly-skilled, specialist tutors
    •    Highly subsidised by the hub (by just over 50%)


Lessons are available on violin, clarinet, recorder, brass, percussion, ukulele and some mixed string sets (all instruments are included in cost)

  • 20-week and 30-week programmes of 45 minute lessons and CPD/shadowing for teachers
  • 10 week programmes also available
  • NEW 5 week intensive course model
  • Option for students to hire an instrument to take home at a discounted rate, hiring from GM



£798 - 20 week programme (starting Sept 2019 or Jan 2020)

£1197 - 30 week programme (starting Sept 2019)

£399 - 10 week programme (priority is given to those booking 20 / 30 week programmes, as preferred models by the National Plan for Music Education and recommended for best impact)

£599 - NEW 5 week intensive course model

Includes extended scheme of work, extra visit for support with Arts Council data reporting, optional downloadable resources and backing tracks.


Also available:

Taiko / African / Samba Workshops - price on enquiry


For more information contact us on 01452 427242 or email nicholas.steel@gloucestershire.gov.uk


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