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What is a Music Centre?
Kent Music’s Music Centres are inspiring musical environments found across Kent. Our centres are lively, supportive and creative music hubs in the heart of the local community, designed with all music lovers in mind.
So, whether you’re a pro or a new starter you’ll find a warm welcome and fantastic musical opportunity for you at your local centre.
We bring over 75 years of experience teaching music to your doorstep with musical offers for all, no matter your age, interests or experience. All our centres are different, offering locally-focused opportunities based on your community’s needs.
You can find out more about what each centre offers on their individual pages below.
However, what you can find in every Kent Music centre are:
Instrumental and vocal lessons
Diverse and exciting musical ensembles
Talented, supportive local teachers
Accessible and affordable music opportunities
Exploration, collaboration and performance
Like-minded people of all backgrounds
Creative musical and social spaces
Learning to play an instrument or sing is incredibly rewarding, giving a sense of achievement, and is a skill you will have for life.
Meanwhile, joining a local music ensemble like an orchestra, choir or band can enhance this playing, giving you the opportunity to meet like-minded people, learn new skills, and become a confident player. Ensembles are always enjoyable, and often there is the opportunity to join in with performances and showcase your talents.
Find your nearest community centre at the links below. We look forward to making music with you!
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, no matter which centre you initially signed up at.
Tuition is an additional charge, but you will receive a 10% discount on your membership if you wish to also wish to join an ensemble at a Music Centre.
Fees per term for 2022-23
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?
Whether you’ve decided to attend an ensemble or have lessons at your local centre, applying couldn’t be simpler!
Simply click the ‘Apply Here’ button at the one of the Music Centre’s listed below for lessons. To join an ensemble and become a Music Centre member, just navigate to your chosen ensemble through the local centres below and find its unique ‘Apply Here’ button.
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.