What is a Music Centre?

Learning to play an instrument is incredibly rewarding, giving a sense of achievement, and is a skill you will have for life. Meanwhile, joining a local group can enhance this playing, giving you the opportunity to meet like-minded people, learn new skills, and become a confident player. Groups are always enjoyable, and often there is the opportunity to join in with performances and showcase your talents.



Just because we can’t meet in person doesn’t mean we can’t make music! For the first half of the 2020 Autumn term, we will be offering an exclusive Online Music Centre.  

Featuring online courses for all ages, from beginner through to advanced players, we are offering a wide range of opportunities this autumn. Running until half term, the courses will include orchestral groups, instrument-specific ensembles, an online Music Lab, and a wide variety of favourites from our in-person music centres. 

The Online Music Centre is open to all musicians in Kent, whether you’ve attended a Music Centre before or are just starting out with ensemble playing. More information can be found on the Centre’s page here: https://www.kent-music.com/music-centres/online-music-centre/ 

Applications will open on the 1st September 2020. 

We look forward to making music with you this autumn! 


How much does it cost?

Music Centre membership is fantastic value from only £4.50 a week, with some great benefits! As a member you will have access to all ensembles at our Music Centres across Kent, so you can join as many as you wish. Tuition is an additional charge, but you will receive a 10% discount on your membership if you also wish to join a group.

Fees per term for 2019-20

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.

How do I join?

All newcomers are able to try before you buy!  Please contact musiccentres@kent-music.com to arrange a free taster session at any of our Music Centre groups across the county.

Once you have decided to continue attending a group, you can become a member – applying couldn’t be simpler! Find your group at the one of the Music Centre’s listed below and you will see an ‘Apply now’ button.

Financial Assistance

Financial assistance may be available to support music education for students who are attending a Local Education Authority or Academy School in Kent. Students will also receive free instrument hire. To find out if you are eligible to apply for a bursary, please see our Financial Assistance page.

Our Music Centres