Run by parents and professional tutors for parents of children who want to learn a musical instrument in a fun and supportive environment

We usually meet Saturday mornings at Manorbrook School, Thornbury, and run a variety of activities for children aged between 4 and 18. Our aim is to remove barriers to learning an instrument and to make it fun!  Due to Covid-19 we are now running an online programme of activities.

We are recruiting!

We are looking for new Trustees (voluntary),  an Administrator (part-time, paid) and a Treasurer (part-time, paid). Please see our Work with us page for more information.

Some examples of the children's work through lockdown

Here are some highlights of the amazing work our children have completed through the last year of lockdown. For more videos, see our YouTube channel.

Lockdown Project - Consider Yourself

Our senior string section spent the Spring 2021 term learning Consider Yourself from the musical Oliver! What a fantastic performance!  

Eye of the Tiger

Lockdown Project - Eye of the Tiger

During the Lockdown in 2020, our senior and training orchestra members worked independently to learn their parts to Eye of the Tiger and them came together to record this amazing video.

Ode to Joy

Lockdown Project - Ode to Joy

These junior musicians have been learning to play the pBone (a light-weight plastic trombone) for less than a year, with most of their lessons taking place virtually. Just look at what they can already do!

Early years

Our Early Years sessions are fun musical activities for 4- to 6-year-olds

Let's play!

Let's Play lessons are group instrumental lessons for 6- to 10-year-olds or beginners of any age

Training orchestra

Training orchestra is designed to give musicians with some experience the chance to play in string/wind ensembles and a full orchestra 

Senior orchestra

Senior orchestra is designed to give more experienced musicians the chance to play in string/wind ensembles and a full orchestra 

Musicians can also choose to take part in choir, theory lessons, ensembles, or swing/jazz ensembles

Swing Band

This is open to any brass or wind player and there’s some great swing, blues, jazz and rock music to play.  We learn together how to improvise.  The group is led by our trombone tutor, Chris White-Horne, who is also the musical director of the Thornbury Swing Band. The session runs at the same time as the choir and theory classes.

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Updated June 2021 ***
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