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Find out about the benefits of music

Whether you sing, play an instrument, create or enjoy listening to music, evidence shows that engaging with music from a young age has many benefits. Plus, it's great fun!

Learning to play an instrument

Find out how your child can learn to sing or to play a musical instrument, with a range financial bursaries and instrumental loans available to support tuition.

Singing Summer Schools

Mon 25, Tue 26 and Weds 27 July 2022

Lots of singing, exciting activities, make new friends! Singing Summer Schools are back in Kilburn, Swadlincote, Chesterfield, Derby and Matlock Bath this summer!

Vacancies: Music Support Practitioners

Starting September 2022

Music Support Practitioners help with the delivery of whole-class ensemble teaching on our Wider Opportunities programmes.

Wider Opportunities 2022-23

Booking now open!

Our 30-week programmes of whole class instrumental teaching, delivered by specially trained teachers, can be a valuable part of your school’s recovery plan

CPD and training for school teachers

CPD services and courses for all Derby and Derbyshire school teachers.

City & County ensembles

Four county-level large ensembles for higher achieving young instrumentalists in Derby and Derbyshire

Auditions for string players

Apply for an audition to be a member of the City & County Youth Orchestra.

Auditions for woodwind, brass and percussion players

Apply for an audition to be a member of the City & County Youth Orchestra and/or Wind Band.

Music-making in ensembles and groups

Regular musical activities in Derby and Derbyshire for all young musicians.

Charanga Musical School CPD and training webinars

Register for Summer Term sessions

Free online training sessions and webinars for infant and primary teachers about Charanga Musical School – for new and current licence holders.

Engagement opportunities for schools

Music provision, opportunities and information for all schools across Derby and Derbyshire.