Music Centres


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


If you missed enrolment in September, don’t despair – the Music Centres will have spaces available in many classes and ensembles from January 2022.

Please click here to see what's on offer, or see each centre's individual page:

East Leeds and Kippax Music Centre:

Spaces available in all classes, including Guitar, Keyboard, Recorder, Woodwind, Rock Band, Steel Pans, Drum Kit and Violin

Guiseley Music Centre:

1:1 Brass, Wind Band

Horsforth Music Centre:

Ensembles: Adult Strings, Concert Band, First Orchestra (beginners to grade 3), Dixieland Jazz, Jazz Band, Salsa Band, Woodwind Ensemble, Ukulele Band

Singing: Junior Choir (age 6-12), Senior Choir (age 13+), Sing the Shows (adult)

Classes: Steel Pans, Drum Circle, 1:1 Woodwind, Beginner Drum Kit, 1:1 Trumpet / Cornet, Strings (violin/viola/cello/double bass, all levels), Beginner Guitar, Mini Music Makers age 4-5, Music Theory, Recorders, Samba Squad

North Leeds Music Centre:

Ensembles: Training Orchestra (beginner to grade 3), Senior Orchestra (grade 4+), String Orchestra (grade 4+), Training Jazz Band (beginner to grade 3), Senior Rock Band.

Singing: Sing for Fun (all-ages choir)

Classes: Steel Pans (Wednesday night adult groups at Meanwood Community Centre), 1:1 saxophone, Beginner Flute, Beginner Clarinet, Music for Children with Additional Needs, Mini Yoga (age 4)

Rothwell Music Centre:

Brass (Year 1 and Year 2), Flute Ensemble, Fun Music (young children), Ukulele, Strings (Year 1 and Year 2), Guitar Beginners

South Leeds Music Centre:

Spaces available in all groups, including:

Ensembles: Junior Orchestra, Senior Orchestra, Rock Band

Classes: Guitar, Ukulele, Keyboard, Woodwind, Brass, Drum Kit, Strings, Recorder, Singing

Wetherby Music Centre:

Spaces available in all groups, including:

Ensembles: Flute Ensemble, Family Orchestra, Jazz Band, Pop Choir

Classes: Woodwind, Brass, Guitar, Ukulele, Keyboard, Recorders, Drum Kit and Violin

Fee waivers and bursaries

We believe Music Centre fees are very reasonable, but further concessions are available to families on qualifying benefits including Income Support, 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 the Terms and Conditions document below, contact the Music Centre you want to join, or call the ArtForms office on 0113 378 2850.

Free instrument hire

Want to try out a new instrument?  We can provide a year’s free-of-charge instrument hire for beginners (subject to availability).   After the first year, 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.


View our current Child Protection policy.

Read the terms and conditions for Music Centre provision 2021-22.