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

Learning disabilities

A learning disability is a term used to describe someone who has significant difficulties understanding new or complex information and learning new skills.


They also have a reduced ability to cope independently and/or an impairment that started before adulthood with a lasting effect on development. There are many different types of learning disability.

Autism and Dyslexia may be described as learning difficulties or disabilities depending on their severity, and these have their own sections on this site.

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