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Learning to play an instrument

Find out how your child can learn to sing or to play a musical instrument, with a range financial bursaries and instrumental loans available to support tuition.

Singing Summer Schools 2021

Mon 26 - Weds 28 July | Weds 25 - Fri 27 Aug 2021

Lots of singing, exciting activities, make new friends! Singing Summer Schools are back in Kilburn, Swadlincote, Chesterfield, Derby and Matlock Bath this summer!

Primary singing projects

A flexible range of singing programmes and workshops are available to meet the specific needs and timetables of individual schools.

Secondary singing projects

A flexible range of singing programmes and workshops are available to meet the specific needs and timetables of individual schools.

Let's start at the very beginning

Six monthly sessions designed for classroom teachers in KS1 and KS2 settings to develop their musicianship skills – First two sessions FREE (9 June and 7 July)

CPD and training for school teachers

CPD services and courses for all Derby and Derbyshire school teachers.

Charanga Musical School CPD and training webinars

Register for September now!

Free online training sessions and webinars for infant and primary teachers about Charanga Musical School – for new and current licence holders.

Vacancy: Singing Support Teacher

The Singing Support Team work with children in KS1, 2 and 3 on a range of singing projects in Derby and Derbyshire

Music-making in ensembles and groups

Regular musical activities in Derby and Derbyshire for all young musicians.

City & County ensembles

Three large-scale ensembles for higher-achieving young instrumentalists; the Derby & Derbyshire Schools' Orchestra and the City & County Youth Orchestra and Youth Wind Band.