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

Local / nearby organisations

  • Active Impact, Gloucestershire – opportunities for disabled children and training for those who work with them

  • Ambassadors for vulnerable children and young people - part of the County Council’s participation team, a group of young people who have experienced services for vulnerable young people and help other young people to have their say

  • Gloucestershire Healthy Living and Learning - an umbrella organisation working with schools and further education colleges, including in mental health. Website has a training diary.

  • The Music Works is a charity based in Gloucestershire which transforms lives through music, and also one of the main Make Music Gloucestershire hub partners. It works with young people facing barriers to making music - including those facing a range of challenging circumstances, and those whose musical passions and interests aren't reflected by what's on offer to them.

  • 2gether NHS Foundation Trust - services for children and young people - information, signposting and support (including referrals) for young people.

  • The National Centre for Inclusive Excellence (NCIE) is a national initiative, established by Bristol Music Trust, which aims to transform the music industry and education sectors by removing barriers to participation at all levels. To do this, the NCIE brings together partners from the music industry, higher education, local and national government, and creative and cultural organisations to connect the dots between music education and the music industry.

Please contact us if you’d like your organisation to be added to this resource: scomerford@themusicworks.org.uk

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