Centre Opening Times

Colwell Arts Centre is now open on a strict appointment-only basis. To collect, return or exchange an instrument, please contact us at glosmusic@gloucestershire.gov.uk to make an appointment.

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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