Medway Towns Music Centre

Please be aware that, due to the COVID 19 crisis, there have been some changes to this Music Centre and in-person ensembles and tuition are not currently running. However, for the autumn term 2020 we are running an exclusive Online Music Centre 

The offer includes online instrumental and vocal lessons and a range of online ensemble courses including orchestral groups, instrument-specific ensembles, an online Music Lab, and a wide variety of favourites from our in-person music centres. Other services such as instrument hire are also now available. 

Please find more information at the links below: 

Online music centre: https://www.kent-music.com/music-centres/online-music-centre/ 

Music lessons: https://www.kent-music.com/music-lessons/ 

Kent Music’s response to COVID 19 at: https://www.kent-music.com/news/kent-music-and-covid-19-coronavirus/ 

Medway Towns Music Centre offers inspiration for all ages and is a regional music centre run by Kent Music. With over 250 members attending on a weekly basis we are justly proud of being the largest music centre in Kent and Medway.

Many of our ensembles may be suitable for children from 6 years old. Please note that, if your child is under the age of 11 years old, a parent or carer will be required to stay throughout the time that your child is at the centre.

As well as instrumental tuition being available we offer 26 different ensembles. For most people, music has its greatest impact when played with others so don’t delay – join us today! It is never too late to start your ‘musical journey’.


Fort Pitt Grammar School
Fort Pitt Hill

Spring Term Dates 2020

4, 11, 18, 25 January
1, 8, 15, 29 February
7, 14, 21 March (Concert day)
Closures: 17-22 February

Summer Term Dates 2020

25 April
9, 16, 23 May
6, 13, 20, 27 June (Concert Day)

Opening Times

  • Saturday: 8.30am to 1.30pm


Medway Towns Music Centre currently offers instrument tuition for:

  • Keyboard
  • Piano
  • Guitar
  • Bass Guitar
  • Electric Guitar
  • Violin
  • Clarinet
  • Flute
  • Recorder
  • Saxophone
  • Bassoon

We can offer additional instruments if there is an interest so please let us know. For more information on tuition and prices, please see our Music Lessons page.


Use directions as below: If you experience difficulties at any point please phone the Centre Manager on 07860 505693 for assistance.

By road

Take the M2 from either London or East Kent direction, then exit the M2 at junction 3 (A229). Follow the signs to Chatham/Rochester. After the Toys ‘R’ Us roundabout, stay in the left hand lane and continue onto City Way. After about 2 miles, at the bottom of the hill, turn right at the mini roundabout into New Road Avenue, then after 1/4 mile turn right into Fort Pitt Hill. The entrance to Fort Pitt is at the top at the hill.

By rail

Take a National Rail train to either Rochester or Chatham stations, then walk for five minutes to Fort Pitt School at the top of Fort Pitt Hill. Once you arrive at Fort Pitt School please enter the school via the main entrance signposted ‘reception’. Upon entry through the main doors you will be greeted by the Medway Towns Music Centre registration desk where members of staff will be able to assist you.


The Medway Towns Music Centre is supported by The Friends of Medway Towns Music Centre. The Friends are volunteers who support the centre by looking after instruments, supporting tuition, assisting at concerts and making the centre run smoothly and enjoyably.

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