Folkestone Music Centre


Folkestone Academy
Academy Lane
CT19 5FP


Opening Times

  • Saturdays in term time (11 weeks per term): 10.00am – 12:30pm
  • Please see below for this year’s dates

Welcome to Folkestone Music Centre!

Folkestone Music Centre (FMC) is an inspiring local music centre for all types of musicians at all levels from ages 8-19.

Our specialist tutors tailor the activities to the musical interests of the young people who attend and everyone is welcome to bring their own ideas and musical influences to add to the mix!

It’s a great place to connect with other local young musicians, providing access to fantastic music education outside of school hours.

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!

Our ensemble the Folkestone Music Lab is a creative space for young people to develop their skills in band development, music technology and production, singing and instrumental skills, song writing and more.

The Lab has been a thriving part of the Folkestone youth music scene since 2017. Find out more about the Lab and how you can get involved on their group page, and read all about the first FML gig here.

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:

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.

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 16th, 23rd, 30th; October 7th, 14th, 21st

Term 2

November 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th; December 2rd

Term 3

January 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th; February 3rd, 10th

Term 4

February 24th; March 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd

Term 5

April 20th, 27th; May 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th

Term 6

June 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th; July 6th

Groups at Folkestone Music Centre