What can the Music Hub do for you?
We are pleased that you are interested in learning to play a musical instrument or looking to develop your playing by joining a music group. Read here how to join.
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1. Join a group
Find out about our Music Centre activities and which group would be most suitable for you.
2. Learn to play or sing
Singing and playing a musical instrument opens the door to a whole new world where, whatever your age, you can make new friends and have fun! Speak to your school about what’s available or contact Milton Keynes Music Co-operative to find out about lessons.
If you need some inspiration, have a look at some of the instruments you could learn to play!
3. How to get an instrument
Would you like your child to have the chance to learn a musical instrument but are not sure you want the initial expense of buying one? Then hiring may be your best option. Alternatively if you are ready to buy your own instrument your school may be able to help to purchase using the Assisted Purchase scheme. We have provided some guidance with a link to the HMRC website which may be helpful for your school.
4. How to find a teacher
Ask your school if lessons are available with a visiting instrumental teacher or contact the Milton Keynes Music Co-operative to find out about lessons outside of school.
5. School activities and events
Get involved in one of our many events for schools. You may find yourself singing in an opera, performing Bollywood Brass or helping a professional orchestra ‘wake-up’ their instruments!
You may like to join in with our Instrumental Festivals for Brass, Woodwind and String players or perhaps come along and sing in our Primary Music Festival, an exciting event involving 1500 Milton Keynes students over two days or maybe you are just starting out and would love to play in our Infant Celebration concert. Ask your school which events they are attending and join in!
6. Hub partners
Find out who the MK Music Hub partners with for more musical opportunities.
What we offer
As well as groups and lessons, we have lots of exciting events. Speak to your school music teachers and find out what your school can get involved with.
As well as large events for schools, the Music Hub arranges lots of performances for Music Centre groups such as the Youth Brass Band Championships, Music for Youth events and even music tours abroad!
Get involved in one of our many events for schools. You may like to join in with our Instrumental Festivals for Brass, Woodwind and String players or perhaps come along and sing in our Primary Music Festival, an exciting event involving 1500 Milton Keynes students over two days or maybe you are just starting out and would love to play in our Infant Celebration concert. Ask you school which events they are attending and join in!
Frequently Asked Questions
If you can’t see what you are looking for, get in touch, we are happy to help!
How do I find a good quality instrumental teacher?
With so many instrumental teachers available the Music Hub has developed a ‘Professional Partner’ scheme with instrumental teachers. These teachers have been interviewed by the Music Hub and, if appointed, commit to ongoing professional development and high standards of teaching.
The current list of ‘Professional Partner’ teachers that the Music Hub can recommend can be found here: Professional Partners
All ‘Professional Partners’ have checks on their DBS status, Public Liability Insurance and ongoing support to ensure that they have access to training and regular discussion about their practice.
Where do I go to learn a musical instrument?
The leading organisation in Milton Keynes specialising in instrumental tuition is the Milton Keynes Music Co-op. Currently consisting of around 65 teachers that teach a wide range of instruments, teaching takes place at a number of venues around Milton Keynes.
For further details look them up at www.mkmusiccoop.com or contact them directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 01908 699052. Please note that not all Music Co-op members may be a Music Hub ‘Professional Partner’. If in doubt please ask the Music Co-op when you contact them.
I or my child already plays a musical instrument. Where can we join a group or band?
MK Music Faculty runs a weekly Music Centre which has a large-range of music groups for children from the ages of 2 to adults.