We’re celebrating!
This year, Wirksworth Music Centre is 30 and Wirksworth Community Orchestra is 40!
We’re getting together for a day of music, and we’d love to welcome old friends!
If you are a current or past member of Wirksworth Music Centre or Wirksworth Community Orchestra, please come and join us for a day of music, celebration and fun.
Date: Saturday 15th July 2023
Venue: Anthony Gell School, Wirksworth, Derbyshire, DE4 4DX
For more information and to book your place go to www.wirksworth-orchestra.org

Wirksworth Music Centre is open to all young musicians on Saturday mornings at Anthony Gell School, plus the Youth Choir at the Memorial Hall on a Tuesday evening. Get all the dates and times here.

We rely on volunteers to run our music centre and it looks likely we will need more help now to ensure everyone’s safety. If you are able to help, either on a Saturday morning or a Tuesday evening, please get in touch.

If you are interested in coming to Wirksworth Music Centre for the first time either online or in person, or as a returning student, and have any questions at all, please do get in touch with us.

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