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

Hearing impairment/deafness

Many deaf children and young people enjoy listening to or making music as much as hearing children and young people.


All experiences of hearing loss are unique to each person, and being deaf doesn’t necessarily mean that a person can’t hear anything. There are some great resources available for music teachers and other professionals  to help support you to work with deaf and hard of hearing young people.

One in six of the UK population are deaf or hard of hearing.

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