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Centre & Office Closure

Please note that Colwell Arts Centre is currently closed. We will of course let you know when we are able to re-open. Any queries please email: glosmusic@gloucestershire.gov.uk and we will endeavour to deal with your enquiry as quickly as is possible during this challenging time.

If you are a self employed teacher or school looking for support with regards to planning for the forthcoming academic year then please click here.

COVID-19 Instrument Hire Help

We understand at these difficult times that some families will be finding payment of these invoices challenging, especially where you might have significantly reduced incomes. We do not want to let money be a barrier to your child continuing to learn on the instrument they have chosen and we have made funding available to support this. Please click here to complete the COVID-19 Instrument Hire Help form and email to mark.medland@gloucestershire.gov.uk

Primary Schools

Whole class ensemble tuition

Support your pupils’ learning in music and beyond: open up opportunities for their lives and futures.

10, 20 and 30 week programmes - currently highly subsidised - in:

Covers main elements of the National Curriculum; offers CPD/shadowing for teachers; led by highly skilled, specialist tutors.


Charanga Musical School - for primaries and special schools

Charanga Musical School is a digital resource for primary and special school teachers, helping you to deliver the new primary music curriculum with confidence and ease, and helping pupils from Reception - Year 6 to learn fundamental musical skills through a range of styles and genres from classical to rock, pop to folk. 

  • Follow the weekly Scheme or create your own music plan with the 'Freestyle' materials
  • Suitable for those without music experience, as well as music specialists
  • Library of resources for FS, KS1, KS2 and instrumental first access
  • Includes Units of Work, themed Topics and instrumental Courses
  • Enables children and families to continue at learn at home 
  • Free twilight training/find-out-more workshops

Click here to start your free 30-day trial!

Price: £150* annual licence fee
*Discounted price negotiated by Make Music Gloucestershire - average price £195

Schools in Gloucestershire already subscribing to Charanga will have their licences extended in proportion to the discount this represents - speak to your Charanga contact for details 

Charanga also offers resources for secondary teachers, instrumental teachers and instrumental learners - see the website for more information.

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