Music Centre finds new home at Central Lancaster High School

One of Lancashire Music Service’s much-loved music centres has found a new home  

Lancashire Music Service, which offers lessons for school children across the county, has relaunched the centre at Central Lancaster High School. The centre provides affordable singing and instrumental lessons for children and young people aged between six and 18 years old. Since leaving its previous home at Lancaster Royal Grammar School, Lancaster Music Centre has been running lessons and groups online for 18 months over the pandemic, and the service is delighted to have found a new home to run musical groups and lessons.

Students can join in with ensembles, bands and sign up for individual tuition or group lessons. For families with a lower income, support costs may also be available.

Cath Sewell, Regional Manager for Lancashire Music Service, said: “We’re in the process of rebuilding our activities following the disruption of the last 18 months, and relaunching the Lancaster Centre is an important milestone.

“So many children and young people have missed out on the opportunity to sing, learn an instrument and, most importantly, get together and play music with others and we’re looking forward to working with Central Lancaster High School to ensure as many students as possible from the Lancaster area have the opportunity to get involved.”

John Cowper, Principal at Central Lancaster High School added: “We are delighted to host Lancaster Music Centre, music and the arts take centre stage in our curriculum. It is a privilege to be part of the drive to make music tuition accessible to all pupils in our area.

“Music is a skill which can open doors for students as they progress through their lives, and these lessons could be the first step for people who admire Adele, Ed Sheeran or have an ambition to play music in an orchestra or big band. Developing a passion in music can be a route to exciting careers in music production or performing arts, while also developing an interest which supports positive health and wellbeing and builds friendships. We hope that young people from all over the region will come to pick up a musical instrument for the first time or explore their love of singing with a qualified music teacher.”