We are delighted to be able to partially reopen Colwell Arts Centre from the 26th April 2021 on a strict appointment-only basis. To collect, return or exchange an instrument, please contact us at glosmusic@gloucestershire.gov.uk to make an appointment.


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

Holiday courses for Young Musicians

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The Brass Academy runs courses for brass players aged 8-18 of Grade 1 standard to Grade 8 and beyond. The Percussion Academy, his or percussionists aged 8-18 of Grade 3 standard and above.  The Workshop is an advanced course for those that have passed their Grade 8 or Diploma,  The courses are five days long and can be attended on a residential or day basis.  Tutors are exceptional professional brass musicians, and as well as the music sessions, there is a daily two hour sports session.

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The Rock Schools are specifically designed for 11 - 19 year olds, are held during school holidays and are a one week concentrated course where young musicians take part in masterclasses, jams, workshops and seminars under the tutelage of top musicians and educators.

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Cotswold Music Tutors run a programme of summer music courses.  Some of the musical highlights of previous years were the combined orchestras, consisting of 150 musicians, performing the rousing Pirates of the Caribbean; superb chamber music from the senior groups; coaching from members of Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra; as well as all the fun and games in the afternoons!

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Gloucestershire Academy of Music has been offering holiday music courses for over 30 years. Their courses offer a unique combination of: 

  • high quality, inspirational tuition - from experienced music teachers/professional musicians,
  • friendly atmosphere - where young people can make friends with other young musicians from across the UK and from Europe
  • enthusiastic Welfare staff - who care for/entertain/create the 'fun' element for the students when not being tutored
  • camping adds to the excitement and adds that ‘holiday’ element to the week

Choose from their popular 'Bow It' & 'Blow It' courses, Learn to Play week, Junior & Senior Orchestras, or a whole week devoted to Grade 5 Theory! 

For adult students there is an Adult Chamber Weekend and an Early Music Week.
Find out more here  or email: holidaycourses@gamusic.co.uk  tel:  01452 668592



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