Sadly the ongoing Covid situation means the Music Centres will be unable to re-open for any face-to-face tuition until March 2021 at the very earliest. We are, however, running as many of our classes as we can online via the secure Google Classroom platform, and still have spaces available in many classes.
In most cases, you can expect what we are providing online to closely match what would normally be available at the Music Centres. In a few cases, we will have to change timings slightly, and there will be some activities (eg larger ensembles) that we won’t be able to provide online in quite the same format.
Charges for lessons will be in line with current music centre fees, although some changes may apply if, for example, the session lengths may be different and/or the number of learners in a group changes.
For more details about what is on offer, please see the page for each individual centre. You may need to contact centres directly for the most-up-to-date information.
If you would like to enrol for an online Music Centre activity, you can use our online form to register.
Please note that completing the form does in itself not commit you to payment, and it does not guarantee a place – once we receive your form, we will contact you to confirm your activities and arrange payment.
As and when we are able to re-open our Music Centre sites, it will be important that we do this as safely as possible. We will therefore be introducing social distancing and other safety measures at all of the centres. Please click here to read our guidance on staying safe at 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.
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 contact the Music Centre you want to join, or call the ArtForms office on 0113 378 2850.
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.