Medway Towns Music Centre


Sir Joseph Williamson’s Mathematical School
Maidstone Road

Opening Times

  • Saturday: 8.30am to 1.30pm

Welcome to Medway Towns Music Centre!

Medway Towns Music Centre (MTMC) is an inspiring local music hub based in the heart of the community and designed with musicians in mind. With over 200 members attending on a weekly basis we are proud of being the largest music centre in Kent and Medway.

We offer a range of lessons and ensembles for musicians of all ages, backgrounds and interests. With over 20 different ensembles, as well as a host of talented teachers ready to start lessons, whether you’re a pro or a beginner you’ll find something for you at MTMC.

“There are so many ensembles available at different levels, everyone has been so welcoming, and it is truly amazing getting to play with musicians of all ages and abilities…I couldn’t give enough praise to MTMC and Kent Music as a whole!”

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.

We look forward to welcoming you on your musical journeys!

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 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 for:

Piano and keyboard


Guitar & Ukulele (acousticclassicalelectricalbass)

Woodwind, including: Clarinet, Saxophone, Flute and Recorder


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 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.

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.

Find out more about our ensembles and sign up today at the links below!

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/Maidstone. At the Taddington Roundabout, take the 1st exit onto the A229, and then take the 3rd exit at the Lord Lees Roundabout and keep left. At the next roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Rochester Road/B2097 and follow the road, where the Sir Joseph Williamson’s Mathematical School will be on the left.

By rail

Take a National Rail train to Rochester.

From the station, walk along Corporation Street, cross the road and walk along Blue Boar Lane towards Rochester High Street. Head up Crow Lane and then onto Maidstone Road/B2097 until reaching Sir Joseph Williamson’s Mathematical School.

Once you arrive at Sir Joseph Williamson’s Mathematical 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.

23/24 Term Dates

Autumn 1

September 9th, 23rd, 30th September

October 7th, 14th, 21st,

Autumn 2

October 28th

November 4th, 11th

December 2nd (Concert Day)

Spring 1

January 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th

February 3rd, 10th

Spring 2

February 24th

March 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd (Concert Day)

Summer 1

April 20th, 27th

May 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th

Summer 2

June 8th, 15th, 22nd (Concert Day)

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 (3 terms per academic year):

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 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

Make an Enquiry or Apply Now for lessons and groups


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.

Groups at Medway Towns Music Centre