Together for the Joy of Music

Engaging, inspiring, and teaching young musicians in a fun and friendly environment for over 30 years

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Beginners to advanced levels in groups and ensembles of all abilities, with opportunities to make new friends, gain confidence, and develop musicality and performance skills outside of school hours.

What We Offer

​Music Centre sessions during term time welcoming all school age musicians on Saturday mornings at Anthony Gell School and young singers on Tuesday evenings at Wirksworth Memorial Hall.

Young Music Makers

About Young Music Makers

The perfect introduction for budding young musicians to learn the basics of music through play with fun, games and laughter.


Recorders come in a variety of shapes and sizes and have been around since the middle ages and their rich history cannot be ignored, used by Bach to Bowie and more…

Our groups offer the chance to enjoy playing these instruments to beginners to advanced levels.

Youth Choir

For all children in Years 3 to 8 who love to sing!

Learning songs from around the world while developing their voices and making new friends.


From Tasters to Beginners through to Juniors and Chamber Strings, these sessions range from fun and funky to traditional and classical for all ages and abilities.

Brass & Woodwind

From Training to Intermediate then Senior Wind Band, these sessions offer something for everyone, playing together while learning a variety of musical styles and genres.


Guitar ensembles from beginners to more advanced


sowing the seeds for a lifelong joy of music...

About Us

Wirksworth Music Centre is a registered charity which believes that all young musicians should have the opportunity to play music with others. So, the costs are kept as low as possible, and the children’s spirits and sense of enjoyment are kept high!

Meet the Team

This music centre exists thanks almost entirely to the excellent and generous mix of professionals and volunteers who add such a sense of community and offer a warm welcome to all.


If you are interested, you will be welcome to join the team – many hands make light work! To find out more read on…


New initiative! Free After School Club at Junior School

  WMC After School club flyer final with QR code Wirksworth Music Centre is delighted to announce the new After School Club - a joint initiative with Wirksworth Junior School to welcome a mix of pupils of all ages from the school to FREE music sessions. They...

a group of musicians perform on stage

Wam Bam Band Concert in Aid of WMC is Huge Success

What an amazing night we had for our Winter Fundraiser Concert on 10 November 2023. Huge thanks are due to The Wam Bam Band for being so fabulous and giving up their time to show everyone just how much fun being in a band can be. There couldn't be any better...

two young people play the cello and violin for a group of school children

A Musical Treat for Local Primary Schools

Two of our 2023 leavers recently visited children in seven primary schools in the Wirksworth area to talk to them about Wirksworth Music Centre. Ruby and Amelia, two of Wirksworth Music Centre’s gifted young musicians arrived to inspire them to follow in their...