Centre Partially Re-Opened

Colwell Arts Centre has now partially re-opened for new instrument hires, and existing hirers to return or exchange instruments. We are operating an appointment-based system so please contact glosmusic@gloucestershire.gov.uk with any enquiries or to book your 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

Get involved in Gloucestershire's music education hub

One important aspect of the work of Make Music Gloucestershire is to promote and share all the fantastic opportunities available to young people (as well as to parents/carers and adults working with them) in music.

Whether you're a music tutor, music organisation, school, studio, venue, or have space available for young people to rehearse, we want to know about you, and we can share your news, opportunities and stories in a range of ways.

Six simple ways YOU can make the most of these opportunities:

1.    Sign up to one or all of our e-newsletters so you can keep informed of news and opportunities via the Hub:

  • Schools enewsletter – news, opportunities, services and resources for schools 
  • Music educators enews – news, opportunities and resources for everyone from music tutors to community musicians to youth workers 
  • General enews – goes to schools, music educators, councilors, parents and young people – once termly – includes your stories of music learning and making with young people in Gloucestershire; videos and audio; blogs and more

2.    Add yourself or your organisation to the TouchBass search tool – putting people looking for music making/learning opportunities in touch with those offering them. 

3.    Let us know about what you offer for schools and young people, including news/dates for classes, workshops, groups, services and other opportunities by
       a)    adding admin@makemusicgloucestershire.org.uk  to your e-news/press list 
       b)    contacting us when you have something specific to promote
      c)     writing a guest blog

4.     ‘Like’ us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter.  Share/retweet our stories and information and we’ll all do the same.  
5.    Send us your stories, anecdotes, and share any evidence of your impact: we’re always on the look-out for ways to advocate the value and impact of music.  

Our communications channels are co-ordinated one day a week by Brenda Whitwell, who is based at Gloucestershire Music but works on behalf of the Hub and the key partners.  

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