Quick links - families/individuals:
- Log-in (family accounts)
- Find a band to join
- Book a music lesson
- Borrow an instrument
Quick links - schools/organisations:
- Log-in (organisation officers)
- Book an instrumental tutor visit
- Book a classroom teacher
- Book a Music Therapist
- Book a specialist ensemble director
Need advice or information? Email a query.
We're delighted to announce the launch of Songwriter 2015, an opportunity for young people aged 18 and under from Hertfordshire, Essex and Cambridgeshire to learn how to write, record, perform and promote their own songs. During the next year, solos, duos and groups can be considered for selection to perform at festivals and gigs by uploading their original songs to the online chart at http://www.musicnet-east.org.uk/songwriter2015/ The songs will receive feedback from professional songwriters, industry professionals, promoters and from other young people. We'll also offer workshops and online guidance and advice on song-writing. Previous Songwriter participants have progressed to performances at Rhythms of the World Festival, The Music for Youth national programme, The School Proms and Music Service Galas at the Royal Albert Hall, London. Our first Songwriter 2015 opportunity is to perform at the Rhythms of the World Festival in Hitchin, on Sunday, 21st June. 'To be considered for this please upload your songs as soon as possible., and send us a 30 word biog of how and why you write songs. We'll be confirming the line up by the end of March. We look forward to hearing your songs!' ... more
We are the County music service and Lead Partner for the Music Education Hub. There are a whole range of opportunities available through us or our partner organisations in which you can take part. Have a browse or contact us if you are looking for particular information.
Lesson costs start from £5.76 per session for music lessons with loan of an instrument being just £2.33 per session. If you are unsure whether an instrument will be suitable please do get in touch with us for more information. You can book a single session if you want to have the opportunity to try out an activity.
Log in or Register to set up your lesson account. For help email us or telephone 01480 373500.
We loan instruments from our bank subject to availability from as little as £7 per month to any learner.
- Book your lesson and instrument at the same time through our online tuition accounts or
- use our instrument-loan-form-2014.doc (149 Kb)
Children and young people may be able to purchase a portable instrument VAT-free for use in their musical studies. See more details in our assisted instrument purchase guide.
Our current terms and conditions for chargeable services is listed below. For school partnerships provisions in other documents may also apply for some activities.
We recruit throughout the year and are always looking for musicians with a vareity of skills and experiences that are able to help develop new opportunities in our schools and extra curricular work. You can send us a cv at any time to and advertised positions can be found at Public Sector Jobs East.
Our music library has a large stock of sets of music. You can browse the catalogue here. We recommend emailing us to check availability. Membership costs per set are:
- Orchestral Overtures/Smaller Works (£10)
- Orchestral Symphonies/Concertos/Larger Works (£15)
- Vocal Scores (per box of 30) (£10)
- Choral Sheets (£5)
- Chamber Ensemble Works (£5)
- School Ensemble Sets (£5)
- Missing parts on return (any set) (£30 per part)
- Unsorted returned sets (£5 per set)
- Delivery costs are added if required or sets can be collected during office hours from Papworth Everard.