We’re Back! Our Music Centre Doors Open Across Brighton and East Sussex

We are thrilled to announce to you that our Music Centre sites across Brighton, Hove and East Sussex will be reopening for live in-person lessons after the half-term break! Following a consultation with young musicians, parents, carers and teachers, from mid-June we will be offering a series of ‘Let’s Play’ five-week courses to welcome young musicians back to group music-making.

We’ll be offering a wide range of music-making and ensemble activities for our youngest to most advanced musicians, all in line with government guidance and safety guidelines. This includes slightly reducing the duration of our rehearsals and maintaining social distancing during the session. Traditionally larger groups, such as our orchestras, will start in smaller sectionals/groups.

We hope by the end of June we will be able to rehearse in larger groups, however this would be dependent on the national road map implementation and updated guidance expected in June. Our short courses will culminate in a series of informal concert and sharing events to celebrate everyone's fantastic work, and we can't wait to welcome you back through our doors.

Our successful Virtual Music Centres will continue to offer a range of online courses, this term and beyond. Some courses will come to end at half term as we move to in person rehearsals.

Peter Chivers, Director for Brighton & Hove Music & Arts and East Sussex Music Said:

“After what feels like such a long time, we are so excited to be welcoming young musicians' back through our music centre doors again, alongside our successful virtual music centres which will continue to run online. We want music education to be accessible to all and we can’t wait to have musicians performing together again; not only is it fantastic for teamwork, mental health and social health, there is nothing more magical than creating live music, and developing skills along the way. We feel very privileged to be able to re-open, all whilst ensuring we adhere to government health and safety guidelines to make our venues as safe as possible for our learners.”

To find out more information on Music Centres in Brighton and Hove, visit bhma.org.uk, or for more information about Music Centres in East Sussex visit eastsussexmusic.org.

And if you’d love to get learning music from the comfort of your own home, we’ve just launched our new Online Get Started courses for all ages, which include 1-2-1 lessons on over 16 instruments, group masterclasses and self-paced video downloads.