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We’re delighted to present, in partnership with Band on the Wall, another fantastic programme of courses and group sessions for summer.

Our Creative Music Programme offers a wide range of affordable musical activities for all ages, tastes and abilities in the friendly and informal setting of Manchester’s iconic music venue, Band on the Wall. Whether you want to learn a new instrument, sing in a choir or play in a music group we’ve got something for you.

All courses and groups are led by a dedicated team of experienced tutors and professional musicians. Some courses will be supported by online resources and recordings of key sessions and performances. All will be inspiring and supportive, giving opportunities to learn, perform and practice in Manchester’s best live music venue.

Courses and groups start in April and run throughout the term time. Take a look below at the courses we’re offering.  For further information please contact Tim Chatterton (Project Manager - Creative Music Programme).

NEW - Indian Fusion Lab

Weds evenings

Indian Fusion Lab
Discover the rich palette of Indian classical music and explore the different ways to use its exciting rhythms and melody in playing, writing and improvisation.

Folk Group

Weds evenings

Folk Group
Learn to play traditional Irish folk music on any melodic instrument with virtuoso Emma Sweeney.

Beginner Guitar 1-to-1

Weds and Fri evenings

Beginner Guitar 1-to-1
Learn to play the guitar in the way you want with accomplished acoustic guitarist Noel Maher.

Harmonica Groups

Tues evenings

Harmonica
Complete beginner classes plus ALL NEW Harmonica Choir. For players of all levels from virtuoso teacher Mat Walklate.

Golden Voices

Thurs mornings

Golden Voices
Manchester’s most welcoming choir, open to anyone aged 50+ with no previous experience needed.

 

Ableton Live 1-to-1

Thurs evenings

Ableton Live
A 1-to-1 music production course in the Band on the Wall studio.

Shake Rattle & Roll

Sat mornings

Shake Rattle & Roll
Music-making sessions for Early Years. Explore instruments, create sounds, sing songs and make a big noise.

Jazz Foundations

Thurs evenings

Jazz Foundations
Join our jazz group led by saxophone legend Munch Manship, PLUS a new session for beginner players with Glenn Cartlidge.

Beginner Guitar Groups

Fri evenings

Beginner guitar groups
An affordable and accessible taster of the wonderful world of guitar.

Sing City

Weds evenings

Sing City
Songwriting, vocal and recording sessions for young musicians with monthly Sing City Live performance nights.

Jubacana

Sat afternoons

Jubacana
Exciting and energetic Afro-Brazilian music for 11-18's.