About us

In normal, pre-Covid times we teach thousands of children and young people musical instruments with weekly lessons, either at their school or at our base at The Claremont Centre, in Sale Town Centre.  Currently, due to lockdown we are continuing our amazing tuition remotely, online, and hundreds of children are continuing to enjoy their regular music making and learning sessions, despite the difficulties.  These are so successful we are now offering our music instrument lessons to adults, which can be live-streamed to an office or home.

As well as instrumental and vocal tuition, we inspire the love of music in so many other ways.  For example, we celebrate the joy of music with our music ExTRAFFORDganza days where thousands of primary school children participate in super-fun concerts with live, professional musicians playing alongside them.

We also run many ensembles from brass bands, orchestras, jazz band, string groups to choirs and many more – see our ensembles page.  As well as boosting musical development, our ensembles encourage children to socialise and have fun with others from different schools and make long-lasting friendships.  All our ensembles perform at leading concert venues in the region such as RNCM, The Lowry Arts Centre and Sale Waterside.  We are passionate about giving our young people the opportunity to perform at these world class venues which enriches their musical experience as well as building skills for life.  We welcome children who have private lessons or lesson outside of the borough to come and join our ensembles.

We are actively involved in the vast majority of Trafford schools.  We also support schools with specialist advice, support and with Charanga a curriculum based fun music teaching and learning platform.

Lastly, we also provide instrument hire.

Any questions? Please see our FAQ page or email music.service@trafford.gov.uk.