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

Singing Training / Inset Opportunity – Provided by ‘Out of the Ark’


A Singing School Is A Successful School - 2 hour CPD session


Grounded in solid research, ‘A Singing School Is A Successful School’ is a workshop aimed at every teacher in every school. You will learn how active engagement with singing can have an enormous impact on pupils’ intellectual, social and personal development. You will receive clear guidance on:

  • how whole-school singing, especially in assemblies, can promote team spirit and create a collaborative learning environment
  • how you can use music to support curriculum areas from phonics and literacy to numeracy
  • how to influence mood and attention in the classroom through the use of music
  • how to use our Words on Screen™  software, guaranteeing that any teacher, no matter their own musical ability, will feel confident teaching songs and delivering great-quality music resources across the school curriculum.

This whole school approach to singing is the perfect model for schools and can have a major impact on the overall ethos and achievement of a school and it’s community.  There would be a small fee for this CPD session depending on the numbers interested in attending.  So to register your expressions of interest then please email Lisa Mayo by 26th January and if we have enough people interested then we’ll arrange for a course to be held at Colwell Arts Centre, Gloucester.

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