Thanet Music Lab

Music Centre

Thanet Music Centre

Group Session

Wednesday ~ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm ~ Term Time Only

Music Leader

Dee Edney

Grade

All Abilities

Ages

11-18

Type

Music Lab

Welcome to Thanet Music Lab (TML)!

At TML we’re all about creativity, collaboration and supporting the aspirations of young musicians of all kinds in the area. From jazz players to beatboxers, garage bands to classical singers, the Lab is a totally inclusive space where we’ll help you achieve what you want to do with your music.

This new Music Lab will focus on developing your creativity and experimentation with singing and instrumental skills, jamming in the band room and playing together. You’ll also dabble with music tech and explore a range of skills to help you become a fully rounded young musician.

The Thanet Music Lab is a freeform environment where young people are encouraged to come to us with their own goals and ideas. Our aim is to help you express yourselves with music in the best possible environment and have fun doing it!

Along with developing your skills, we offer opportunities throughout the year to perform and play your own music. Even better, you’ll connect and network with like-minded Lab members from your community throughout the sessions.

No matter what your style, ability or interest, we will make every effort to provide for you. If we don’t have what you want, tell us and we will provide it.

The Lab is stocked with loads of kit to help you, so whether you’re using your own instrument or kit or just exploring options we can support you. We also have access to some kit onsite, but if there’s something specific which you’re after, let us know!

The Music Lab is committed to Youth Voice, and we want our members to have a big say in how it develops and what it does each week.

All sessions are supported by a professional tutor and pastoral staff who are passionate about music and helping young musicians develop their skills.

Off Westwood Road Broadstairs, the school is clealy visible from the road and has extensive car parking on site which is available for use by Music Centre staff and members from 5.00pm.

Once parked on site follow signs to the ‘Community Entrance’ to gain access to the building from 5.00pm onwards.

SatNav postcode: CT10 2LH

To join the Lab, please click ‘Apply Now’ below.

You’ll be taken to the ensemble page on our online course platform where you can add this course to your basket.

Once you’ve selected your chosen course, go to your basket to complete your application. You will then be prompted to log into your Kent Music online customer account.

If you don’t have an online customer account, then don’t worry – you can still easily apply at the ‘Apply Here’ button. You’ll be taken through some simple steps to create an account and your application will be processed the same as someone with an existing account.

After your application is complete, you’ll be sent further information about your ensemble to confirm.

If you have any questions or concerns about applying, please contact our Customer Services team on customerservices@kent-music.com

TML is part of the Thanet Music Centre, a vibrant hub for music in the community! Joining the Centre is easy, and fantastic value from only £4.50 a week.

Financial assistance is also available for students meeting our criteria, which could cover up to 75% of your membership cost. Check out the page for more info.

As a Centre member you will have access to all ensembles at our Music Centres across Kent, so you can join as many as you wish, no matter which centre you initially signed up at!

Click the ‘Apply Now’ button below to become a member.


Fees per term for 2021-22

Child £45 | Adult £60

Fees are invoiced termly (3 terms per year) and can be paid by instalments on request immediately following receipt of your invoice. Invoices will be sent at the beginning of each term and are payable by return.

Get in touch with us! Contact our dedicated team any time through the ‘Get in touch’ button below, or on musiccentres@kent-music.com and we’ll see how we can get you making music.  

Meet your tutor

The Thanet Music Lab is lucky to have the amazingly talented and versatile Dee Edney onsite every week to support your musical development. Find out all about her below!

Dee’s background in music comes from the fun of just jamming around on instruments in her  bedroom with her friends, with none of them having any musical experience. They kept plugging away, and eventually sent some of their work to Future Music and Computer Music Magazines, where they had tracks featured in both.  Dee even won demo of the month in Future Music, with the tracks being featured on their cover CD.  

Dee then had her first official release a couple of years later as part of ‘drum n bass’ trio Retronym, where they were favourably reviewed by Drum and Bass magazine as promising newcomers.  

It was then she turned her attention to what she really wanted to do, play guitar, and write songs in a band. She joined a pre-existing London act who eventually became The Pretty Route, where they played up and down the country on the LGBT+ scene, culminating in such events as Brighton Pride, Manchester Pride, and at Pride London on the main stage, performing in front of 20,000 people. 

Dee has a BA Honours degree in Music Production and Technology 

Dee has since worked on various youth projects, and she wants to make sure that young people from all different backgrounds and experience levels find a place to contribute to the creation of digital art and come together in a totally inclusive setting, leaving no young person left behind. 

Skills/Expertise: music tech, music production, guitar (electric & acoustic), band development, stage performance and support 

Genres: Drill, grime, trap, hip hop, rock, indie

Listen to the Lab

We also run Music Labs in Dartford and Folkestone and are so proud of all the work our members produce.  We can’t wait to add some tracks from TML into the mix! 

In the meantime, check out some of the work from our other Labs below: