Music Centres

MUSIC FOR ALL!

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. 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. 

Prices starting from as little as £4 per session with concessions and special offers.

ENROL NOW FOR 2022!

Enrolment starts now for September, don’t despair – the Music Centres will have spaces available in many classes and ensembles from September 2022.

FREE SUMMER SCHOOL

ArtForms’ Music Centres are excited to offer a range of FREE summer holiday music activities for children in Leeds aged 8 and above.

The sessions will take place between the 8th and 10th of August at Horsforth School. If you already play, you’ll have the chance to develop your skills in a band or orchestra, and if you’re a total beginner you can learn the basics of an instrument with us in just a few hours!  Click here for more information.

See what's on offer, or see each centre's individual page:

East Leeds and Kippax Music Centre:

Spaces available in all classes including Clarinet, Saxophone, Guitar, Keyboard, Recorder, Woodwind, Rock Band, Steel Pans, Drum Kit, Singing, Younger Children’s classes, Song Writing and Composition, Ukulele, Viola, Violin, Music Passport.

Ensembles and Groups: Beginner Training Orchestra, Choir / Vocal, Rock, Pop, Soul Band.

Guiseley Music Centre:

Spaces available in all classes including 1:1 Brass, Cornet, Trumpet, Trombone, French Horn, Saxophone,  Clarinet, Flute, Recorder, Wind Band, Drum Kit / Percussion, Guitar (classical, folk, electric and base), Keyboard, Piano, Jazz Piano, Singing, Song Writing and Composition, Theory, Ukulele and Violin.

Ensembles and Groups: Beginner / Training Orchestra, Drum Percussion, Rock, Pop, Soul Band and Wind / Concert Band.

Horsforth Music Centre:

Spaces available in all classes including,  Aural Training, Bassoon, Brass, Cornet, Trumpet, Trombone, French Horn, Cello, Double Base, Clarinet, Drum Kit /Percussion, Flute, Guitar Classical and Folk, Electric Guitar, Bass Guitar, Keyboard, Oboe, Piano / Jazz Piano, Recorder, Saxophone, Singing, Song Writing and Composition, Steel Pan, Theory, Ukulele, Viola, Violin, Younger Children’s Classes.

Ensembles and Groups: Bassoon, Beginner / training Orchestra, Brass, Choir / Vocal, Drum / Percussion, Chamber Music, Guitar, Jazz / Blues Band, Latin / Salsa band, Rock / Pop / Soul Band, String, Wind /Concert band and Woodwind.

North Leeds Music Centre:

Spaces available in all classes including, Aural Training, Bassoon, Brass, Cornet, Trumpet, Trombone, French Horn, Cello, Double Base, Clarinet, Drum Kit /Percussion, Flute, Guitar Classical and Folk, Electric Guitar, Bass Guitar, Keyboard, Oboe, Piano / Jazz Piano, Recorder, Saxophone, Singing, Song Writing and Composition, Steel Pan, Theory, Ukulele, Viola, Violin, Younger Children’s Classes and Special Educational Needs Group.

Ensembles and Groups: Beginner / Training Orchestra, Brass, Clarinet, Choir / Vocal, Jazz / Blues Band, Rock / Pop / Soul Band, String, Orchestra, Saxophone, and Wind / Concert band.

Rothwell Music Centre:

Spaces available in all classes including, Brass: Cornet, Trumpet, Trombone, Clarinet, Drum Kit / Percussion, Flute, Guitar: Classical and Folk, Guitar: Electric and Bass, Keyboard, Piano: Jazz and Jazz Piano, Recorder, saxophone, Ukulele, Violin, Younger Children’s Classes.

Ensembles and Groups: Beginner / Training Orchestra, Drum / Percussion, Flute, saxophone and Woodwind.

South Leeds Music Centre:

Spaces available in all classes including, Bassoon, Brass, Cornet, Trumpet, Trombone, French Horn, Cello, Double Base, Clarinet, Drum Kit / Percussion, Flute, Guitar Classical and Folk, Electric Guitar, Bass Guitar, Keyboard, Oboe, Piano / Jazz Piano, Recorder, Saxophone, Singing, Song Writing and Composition, Theory, Ukulele, Viola, Violin, Younger Children’s Classes, Music Passport / Drop in Classes and Special Educational Needs Group and Dance.

Ensembles and Groups: Orchestra , Beginner / Training Orchestra and Rock / Pop / and Soul Band.

Wetherby Music Centre:

Spaces available in all classes including, Brass, Cornet, Trumpet, Trombone, French Horn, Clarinet, Drum Kit / Percussion, Flute, Guitar Classical and Folk, Electric Guitar, Bass Guitar, Keyboard, Oboe, Piano / Jazz Piano, Recorder, Singing, Theory, Ukulele, Viola, Violin, Younger Children’s Classes.

Ensembles and Groups: Beginner / Training Orchestra, Choir / Vocal, Drum / Percussion, Flute, Jazz and Blues Band and Rock / Pop / and Soul Band.

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.

Policies

View our current Child Protection policy.

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