Folkestone Music Centre


Folkestone Academy
Academy Lane
CT19 5FP


Opening Times

  • Saturday: 10.30am – 1pm

Welcome to Folkestone Music Centre!

Folkestone Music Centre (FMC) is an inspiring local music hub based in the heart of the community and designed with musicians in mind.

We are currently developing our plans for the new academic year. When we open our doors, we will be offering a range of lessons and ensembles for musicians of all ages, backgrounds and interests in the Folkestone area!

It’s the best place to connect with the local music community, providing access to fantastic music education outside of school hours and regardless of the availability of lessons and groups in schools.


22/23 Term Dates

Autumn Term:

September 17th, 24th; October 8th, 15th, 22nd

November 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th; December 3rd, 10th

Spring Term:

January 14th, 21st, 28th; February 4th, 11th

February 25th; March 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th; April 1st

Summer Term:

April 22nd, 29th; May 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th

June 10th, 17th, 24th; July 1st, 8th

We are particularly excited to be restarting the Folkestone Music Lab, 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, and we can’t wait to get back up and running again. 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 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.

Financial assistance may also be available for students who meet our criteria. For more information and to find out if you are eligible to apply for a bursary, 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

Groups at Folkestone Music Centre