Centre Opening Times

We are delighted to be able to partially reopen Colwell Arts Centre from the 26th April 2021 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.

Return to face-to-face rehearsals!

We are delighted to be fully restarting our rehearsals in September, click here to sign up!

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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