Ashford Music Centre


Highworth Grammar School
Gower House
32 Maidstone Road
TN24 8UB

Opening Times

Wednesdays in term time 4pm-7:30pm

Welcome to Ashford Music Centre!

The Ashford Music Centre (AMC) is an inspiring local music hub offering a range of lessons and ensembles for musicians of all ages, backgrounds and interests.

It’s a great place to connect with the local music community and access fantastic music education outside of school.

We offer plenty of opportunities to perform, experiment and play. The Centre has a wide range of lessons available for students from beginners to experts. All lessons and ensembles are led by our talented and supportive music tutors.

It’s also a great opportunity to connect with the local music community, meeting like-minded players and music lovers in a friendly and supportive environment!

First half term is free for new students!

If you join the Centre as a new member in the first half of Autumn, Spring or Summer term, you can enjoy completely free sessions until that half term break. Find out more in our Terms & Conditions.

Join us now to make music and save!

Learning to play an instrument or sing is incredibly rewarding, giving a sense of achievement, and is a skill you will have for life.

All our Kent Music teachers are passionate, talented and supportive professionals, and look forward to welcoming students of all experience levels and backgrounds.

At this centre, we can currently provide tuition in:

If we aren’t currently teaching the instrument or vocal lesson that you’re interested in, please let us know via the ‘Make an Enquiry’ button below. We may be able to source a teacher for you!

For more information on tuition and prices, please see our Music Lessons page.

Joining a local music ensemble like an orchestra, choir or band can enhance your playing, giving you the opportunity to meet like-minded young musicians, learn new skills, gain performance experience and become a more confident player.

Ensembles running at the Ashford Music Centre include Ashford Music Explorers, Ashford Creative Orchestra and the Ashford Junior Choir. We have a team of inspiring and dynamic tutors who ensure that the rehearsals are fun and creative.

Find out more about these ensembles and sign up today through the links below!

Ashford Creative Orchestra

Ashford Junior Choir

Ashford Music Explorers


When you turn into the Highworth Grammar School grounds at the Maidstone Road entrance, the car park is in front of you. Gower House, where all Music lessons and ensembles take place, is to the right and is accessed through the main reception. Our receptionist will greet you in the main reception area and you will be asked to sign in/out.

BY CAR: Gower House can be accessed by car via the entrance in Maidstone Road. Please note there is no access to Ashford Music Centre from Quantock Drive.

BY BUS: There are bus stops near to Gower House which are linked to a number of routes.

BY TRAIN: Gower House is a 25 minute walk from the Ashford International station.


You can park easily in the main car park at Highworth Grammar School.

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 also wish to join an ensemble at a Music Centre.

Fees per term:

September 2022 – July 2023: Child £45 | Adult £60
September 2023 – July 2024: Child £50 | Adult £70

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.

Financial assistance may also be available for students who meet our criteria. For more information and to find out if you are eligible, please see our Financial Assistance page.

How to apply

To apply for tuition or ensembles at this Music Centre, please click ‘Apply Here’ below.

You’ll be taken to our online course platform where you can select your Music Centre of choice as the venue. You can then browse the available lessons and ensembles.

You can also see and apply for other services such as instrument hire and financial assistance at the same link.

Once you’ve selected your chosen courses, 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 lessons or ensemble to confirm.

If you have any questions or concerns about applying, please contact our Customer Services team on

23/24 Term Dates

Term 1

September 13th, 2th, 27th

October 4th, 11th, 18th

Term 2

November 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th December 6th

Term 3

January 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st

February 7th

Term 4

February 21st, 28th

March 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th

Term 5

April 17th, 24th

May 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd

Term 6

June 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th

July 3rd

Make an Enquiry or Apply for Lessons or Ensembles at this Music Centre at the buttons below:

Groups at Ashford Music Centre