Following Government advice issued on Mon 16 March ‘to avoid non-essential contact at social venues’, the Wirksworth Music Centre trustees have agreed to close Wirksworth Music Centre.

We will review the situation regularly and keep you informed as to when Music Centre sessions may resume.

In the meantime, we encourage our young musicians to continue practising and we look forward to welcoming them back soon.

Derby & Derbyshire Music Partnership are providing weekly activities for young musicians of all ages and stages.
You can find all the ‘Music at Home’ activities on their website.

At Wirksworth Music Centre we know how enjoyable it is for children to come together to make music with their friends. Wirksworth Music Centre is a place where school age children can join a group to learn and make music in a fun and friendly atmosphere during term time, you will find the current list of dates here.

We have a wide variety of groups to choose from, all of which are led by professional musicians and teachers, designed to suit each group’s ability and provide lively and engaging sessions. The teachers choose a dynamic mix of musical styles so that the children gain a great range of skills and experience.

There is a group suitable for your child’s level of playing from beginners to advanced performers, here’s a flavour of what’s on offer:

  • Young Music Makers – for Reception to Year 2, to learn the basics of music through games, singing together and starting to play an instrument
  • Recorders
  • Brass and Woodwind
  • Strings
  • Guitars
  • Youth Choir

For an up to date and detailed list of our current groups take a look at the different pages on our website.

For brass, woodwind and strings, children will usually need to be taking lessons in the instrument they want to play in the group. If you need help to find a teacher for individual lessons, please contact our Music Coordinator.

A great community feel…

Music Centre is a welcoming and friendly organisation rooted in its community – we give concerts at the end of each term where friends and family can enjoy the children’s hard work. We also like to offer varied activities such as trips to see professional orchestras and organising specialist workshops with professional musicians.

The Centre is run by a committed group of volunteers, with all parents, carers and friends very welcome to help at any weekly session or concert!

To find out more about other music centres, visit Derbyshire Music Education Hub

Wirksworth Music Centre is a registered charity no. 1137242