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West Kent Music Centre

The West Kent Music Centre is a brand-new Music Centre for young musicians of all ages, abilities and interests in West Kent.

The centre is spread across two locations, with the Sevenoaks campus focusing on a wide range of instrumental and vocal tuition and the Tonbridge campus hosting weekly advanced ensembles. Both sites are equipped with top quality rehearsal rooms and equipment.

Both locations are staffed by our excellent Kent Music tutors, providing excellent learning opportunities for all students from passionate and talented tutors!

The West Kent Music Centre is the best port of call for 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.

Find out more about each campus and group below. We look forward to welcoming you to the centre!

Address

Trinity School
Seal Hollow Road
Sevenoaks
Kent
TN13 3SL

Opening Times (term time only)

Tuesdays 4pm – 7pm

About Sevenoaks Campus

The Sevenoaks campus is designed to be a centre for excellence in music education in the area. The Trinity School site boasts amazing facilities including a music tech suite, designated practice rooms, large rehearsal and performance spaces and plenty of social and breakout areas.

With all these amazing opportunities available, Sevenoaks campus is the perfect place to develop your skills and join the rich Kentish music community.

We hope to develop high-quality ensembles here at Sevenoaks soon!

Instruments

Brass: Cornet, Trumpet, Euphonium, Tenor horn, French Horn, Trombone, Tuba
Woodwind: Clarinet, Flute, Oboe, Bassoon, Recorder, Saxophone
Strings: Violin, Viola, Guitar (electric and acoustic), Ukulele
Piano and Keyboard
Drum Kit and Percussion
Jazz improvisation, song writing and composition
Music Theory

We will regularly update the available instruments taught here. If you want to learn something which is not included on this list, including vocal/singing lessons and other instruments, please let us know.

Detailed information about lessons can be found on our Music Lessons page.

Prices

Lesson prices for 2020-21:

One to one: 20 minutes: £12 per lesson / £132 per term
One to one: 30 minutes: £18 per lesson / £198 per term

Two in a group for 20 minutes: £7.50 per lesson / £82.50 per term
Two in a group for 30 minutes: £9 per lesson / £99 per term

  • Prices shown are for August 2020 – July 2021
  • Group prices shown are per student
  • 33 lessons are taught per year

Directions

By Car: Trinity School is located just off the A25 which can be easily accessed from the M25, M26 or A21. It is a 6 min drive from Sevenoaks town centre, a 20 min drive from Tonbridge town centre and a 25 min drive from Tunbridge Wells town centre. There are ample free car parking spaces on site.

By public transport: From Sevenoaks Station, take the 308 bus towards Gravesend for 16 mins and get off at The Crescent.  The nearest station is the Bat and Ball which is a 18 min walk to Trinity School. The following bus routes stop at Trinity School: No2, 308 and 8.

Detailed directions can also be found here: How to get to Trinity School in Sevenoaks by Bus, Train or Tube | Moovit

Parking

There is a huge amount of parking available onsite for Music Centre attendees.

Address

For terms 5 and 6 2021:

Weald of Kent Grammar School
Tudeley Lane
Tonbridge
Kent
TN9 2JP

Opening Times (term time only)

Fridays 4.30pm – 6.00pm

About Tonbridge Campus

Our Tonbridge campus is the home of our advanced ensembles, the West Kent Youth Orchestra (WKYO) and West Kent Youth String Orchestra (WKYSO). The ensembles work with talented musical leaders and conductors, and perform concerts at least three times a year. Find out more about the groups at the bottom of this page.

We hope to develop more high-quality ensembles here at Tonbridge soon!

 Ensembles

The Tonbridge campus is home to the celebrated West Kent Youth Orchestra (WKYO) and West Kent Youth String Orchestra (WKYSO). More information on the groups can be found below.

Prices

Music Centre membership is £45 per full term (e.g. Autumn Term, Spring Term).

This fee gives you membership to attend any Kent Music Centre and as many ensembles as you like!

Centres are open 30-33 weeks per year dependent on the venue.

Directions

By Car: Weald of Kent Grammar School, Tonbridge is located just off the A2014 and is easily accessed from the A21 or the A26. It is a 5 min drive from Tonbridge town centre, a 14 min drive from Sevenoaks town centre and a 11 min drive from Tunbridge Wells town centre. There are ample free car parking spaces on site

By public transport: From Tonbridge Station it is a 17 min walk. The following bus routes stop at Weald of Kent Grammar School, Tonbridge: Nos 205, 208, 208A and 219.

How to get to Weald Of Kent School in Tonbridge by Bus, Train or Tube | Moovit

Parking

There is a huge amount of parking available onsite for Music Centre attendees.

How to apply for lessons

To apply for tuition at the Sevenoaks Campus, please click ‘Apply for Lessons’ below. You’ll be taken to our online course platform where you can select ‘West Kent Centre (Sevenoaks)’ and select your chosen lesson, alongside other services such as instrument hire. Once you’ve completed registration, you’ll be sent further information about your lessons.

How to apply for ensembles

To apply for ensembles at the Tonbridge Campus please select the ensemble you’re interested in joining below. You’ll be taken to a page with more information and links to apply via our online course platform.

Groups at West Kent Music Centre