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Cambridgeshire Music : Music making across the county

Cambridgeshire Music, the county music service is the biggest provider of music opportunities across the county providing opportunities for people of all ages to make music and discover other arts opportunities.

We provide:
- Bands and Ensembles
- Group and Individual instrumental and vocal tuition
- Performing arts opportunities including dance and drama
- Whole class/school cultural and learning experiences
- Cluster and county music events
- Opportunities to perform
- Qualification routes
- Workshops and courses across the genres below
- Preschool learning
- Adult tuition and education courses
- Music Education Advice, guidance, mentoring and development support
- Training and CPD activities for schools and practitioners
- Music techonology support
- Musical instruments on loan
- Music sets on loan for bands

For further information about any of these areas please see the information below or in the rest of the site or contact us at


Instrument Bank Loan Scheme

You can have an instrument on loan from our instrument bank. These are well maintained good quality instruments although they are not brand new. If you have lessons with us you can book the instrument through your school or our tuition system above.

For learners having privately arranged lessons in or out of school please use the form below to request your instrument and forward to us at
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Instrumental and Vocal Music Lessons

We use an online system to manage requests for lessons. To request a lesson please register an account, add your student information and request your lesson. If you have any difficulties registering please email us or telephone 01480 373500 so we can assist.

Lesson costs start from £5.66 per session for music lessons with loan of an instrument being just £2.09 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.



VAT-free Instrument Purchase

If you learn with us through lessons or ensembles you can take advantage of our scheme to purchase a portable instrument VAT free for use in your studies. Please use the following link to access our assisted instrument purchase form.


Cambridgeshire Music Ensembles 2014/15

Please download the Ensembles brochure for information on Musical Schools, Area and County Ensembles taking place from September 2014. To book a place please complete and return the membership form.

Grade 5 and above? Come and join us for the County Orchestras' FREE Play Day at Cambourne Village College from 10am on Sunday 12th October

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Making payments for activities

Tuition: Payments for music lessons (including when we are loaning an instrument for them) are made through our online payment system. Please login to access your account.

Loans of an instrument (without music lesson) will be invoiced separately until we move this over to the online system.

Membership activities: We will invoice you for membership currently.

Projects, courses and single events are invoiced as they occur.


Terms and Conditions

Our current terms and conditions for chargeable services is listed below. For school partnerships provisions in other documents may also apply for some activities.


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Job Vacancies at Cambridgeshire Music

Instrumental Tutors
Interested in providing instrumental and vocal music lessons? Tutors required in all areas to provide music skills development in a variety of learning situations. Hours negotiable. Salary : £22-28K pro rata. For more information please visit Jobs In Cambs and search for music.