Music Centres


Want to learn to play an instrument or sing? Already play, but want to improve? Get expert tuition and friendly support at one of our Leeds Music Centres, run on Saturday mornings at venues all over Leeds. All ages are welcome, including under 5s to over 60s. We have something for everyone, from fun beginner groups to advanced ensembles, covering all styles and levels of experience.

Follow the link to your chosen Music Centre for more information, including enrolment.

Prices starting from as little as £5 per session with concessions and special offers.

Click here to enrol for 2024/25

Music Centre Term Dates

The music centres run on Saturdays during term times. Dates may vary between the different centres, so please check using the link below.

Please click here to see the Music Centre term dates for the year 24/25.

Free beginner ensembles!

With funding some beginner ensembles in our Music Centres and the City of Leeds Youth Music groups are completely free.

The following ensembles at our Music Centres are free to join:

  • Guiseley Brass Group
  • Horsforth First Orchestra
  • North Leeds Training Jazz Band
  • Rothwell Mixed Ensemble
  • South Leeds Training Orchestra
  • Wetherby Training Orchestra

Our three Junior Youth Music groups are also free;

Leeds Schools’ String Orchestra

Leeds Schools’ Brass Ensemble.

Leeds Schools` Wind Orchestra

See where our beginner ensembles can lead! –

Waivers and bursaries

We believe Music Centre fees are very reasonable, but further concessions are available to families on qualifying benefits including Income Support, Universal credit, Jobseeker’s Allowance, Child Tax Credit and others. You may be eligible for a discount of up to 66%, to a maximum of £100 per student. For more information, please see our Terms and Conditions document below or contact the Music Centre you want to join.

Instrument hire

Want to try out a new instrument? We can provide an instrument for beginners (subject to availability). a small charge applies. If you want to buy an instrument, Take It Away is an interest free loan scheme run by the Arts Council, which allows people to borrow up to £2000 towards the cost of any instrument. Awards for Young Musicians offer grants to young musicians.

Learn more about Take It Away.

Learn more about Awards for Young Musicians.

Paying your invoice

If you have received an invoice for Music Centre tuition you can pay online. Alternatively, you can pay or set up a monthly direct debit over the phone on 0113 3760360.

If your invoice seems incorrect for any reason, please contact the Music Centre you attend directly, either in person or via the contact details given on your centre’s page.


View our current Child Protection policy.

Read the terms and conditions for Music Centre provison 2024-25