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Newbury Music Centre

Berkshire Maestros' Newbury Music Centre runs music lessons, choirs and instrumental ensembles for children and young adults in the West Berkshire area. Based at St Bartholomew’s School in Newbury, the centre benefits from excellent facilities, including 14 teaching rooms (several with pianos), the use of the School Hall and three larger areas. On a Saturday morning there is a tuck shop run by the Parents and Friends Association, with comfy seating for parents to wait for their children.

The centre is a buzzing environment with high quality music education at its heart, providing young people with a safe and friendly environment to learn and make new friends.

To find us, please enter the St Bartholomew’s School site via the main gate on Buckingham Road, where you will find ample parking. Enter the school building via the Community Entrance (Follow the signs to the yellow foyer on the left side of the school and use code 4444# to enter). During the school day you must report to the school reception first.

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Lessons

At Newbury Music Centre we provide lessons after school and at the weekends in a wide range of instruments and styles to suit all (subject to the availability of our teachers). We have a large number of teaching rooms of varying sizes to run the lessons in and parents can wait in our reception area if necessary.

Lessons are fun and interactive and provide children with the skills and knowledge to become excellent musicians. Sessions are tailored to individual needs and can build up to music examinations or simply focus on the enjoyment of playing. It might also be possible to hire an instrument from us if you are interested in lessons but don't own an instrument (subject to availability and our usual terms and conditions of instrument hire).

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Greenham Common Trust is offering financial support for children attending West Berkshire Primary Schools taking music lessons with Berkshire Maestros. Through the Greenham Common Trust Music Bursary Fund a £50 subsidy each term is available on any group or individual lesson.

To qualify your child must be attending a West Berkshire Primary School, not in receipt of pupil premium and not yet having an instrumental or vocal lesson through Berkshire Maestros.

Click here for full details and to download a form that must be completed by your child’s head teacher.

Music Bursary Fund
 

Ensembles

As well as lessons, Newbury Music Centre provides an opportunity for young musicians to join a wide variety of musical ensembles. These range from Early Years classes with Mini Maestros, through beginner bands to the most advanced ensembles in each area. Opportunities are available for string ensembles, wind ensembles, brass bands, percussion ensembles, choirs and guitar bands, and also contemporary workshops/sessions for rock musicians. Classes in music theory are available to those wanting to improve their academic music knowledge.

Ensembles provide a perfect opportunity for young musicians to enjoy playing as part of a team, improving and enhancing many areas of their learning. Their knowledge of repertoire will be extended and they will learn more about techniques and musicality.

Ensembles also enable young musicians to come together to share a joint passion and create new lasting friendships.
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        KEY: Beginner Ensembles
ENSEMBLE OPPORTUNITIES AT NEWBURY MUSIC CENTRE
 
Strings
Groups Day Place Time Ability/Age
Paganini String Ensemble Saturday St. Barts 09.15 - 10.00 Beginner - Grade 2
Vivaldi String Orchestra Saturday St. Barts 11.30 - 12.30 Grade 2
Corelli String Orchestra Saturday St. Barts 10.15 - 12.15 Grades 5 - 8
Quattro Strings (Senior 4tet) Saturday St. Barts 12.30 - 13.00 By invitation
Highly Strung (Intermediate 4tet) Thursday St. Barts 19.00 - 19.30 By invitation
String Beans (Junior 4tet) Saturday St. Barts 08.30 - 09.00 By invitation
Cellificent Twice per term (Wednesday) St. Barts 18.45 - 19.45 Grade 4 - 6
Cellissimo Ensemble Tuesday St. Barts 19.00 - 19.30 Grade 5+
         

Woodwind
Groups Day Place Time Ability/Age
Appleby Woodwind Saturday St. Barts 09.15 - 10.00 Beginner - Grade 1
Benham Woodwind Saturday St. Barts 11.30 - 12.30 Grades 2 - 3
Clifton Wind Band Saturday St. Barts 10.15 - 12.15 Grades 4 - 6
Concert Band Saturday St. Barts 10.15 - 12.15 Grades 7+
Double Reeds Thursday St. Barts 18:40 - 19.25 Grades 3 - 8
Oboe Trio Saturday St. Barts 12.30 - 13.00 By invitation
ClariN&Ts Wednesday St. Barts 17.45 - 18.30 All grades welcome
         

Brass
Groups Day Place Time Ability/Age
Buzzing Brass Band Saturday St. Barts 09.15 - 10.00 Beginner - Grade 2
Northcroft Brass Saturday St. Barts 11.30 - 12.30 Grade 3 - 4
Trumpet Ensemble Saturday St. Barts 12.30 - 13.00 Grade 3 - 5
Clifton Wind Band Saturday St. Barts 10.15 - 12.15 Grade 4 - 6
Concert Band Saturday St. Barts 10.15 - 12.15 Grade 7 - 8
         

Percussion
Groups Day Place Time Ability/Age
Percussion Team Saturday St. Barts 09.15 - 10.00 Beginner+
         

Guitar
Groups Day Place Time Ability/Age
Newbury Bandeleros Tuesday St. Barts 17.20 - 18.05 Beginner - G5
         

Jazz
(Opportunities for Brass, Percussion, Guitar and Keyboard/Piano Players)
Groups Day Place Time Ability/Age
Newbury Jazz Ensemble Thursday St. Barts 17.00 - 18.00 Grade 3+
         

Choirs/Theory
Groups Day Place Time Ability/Age
Junior Choir - Newbury Children's Choir Saturday St. Barts 10.15 - 10.55 5 - 8 Years old
Intermediate Choir - Newbury Young Singers Saturday St. Barts 10.15 - 11.00 8 - 11 Years old
Senior Choir - Newbury Youth Choir Saturday St. Barts 09.00 - 10.00 11 Years old+
St Bart's Singers - Adult Choir Saturday St. Barts 11.30 - 12.15 Adults
Theory Grade 5 Saturday St. Barts 12.40 - 13.10 Up to Grade 5
         

Mini Maestros
Groups Day Place Time Ability/Age
Starting Out Saturday St. Barts 10.15 - 10.45 0 - 3  Years old
Walking Tall (Reception) Saturday St. Barts 08.55 - 09.25 4 - 5 Years old
Beat Keepers (Year 1) Saturday St. Barts 09.30 - 10.10 5 - 6 Years old
Rhythm Makers (Year 2) Saturday St. Barts 11.00 - 11.40 6 - 7 Years old

Contact Information:

Tracey Oldman, Music Centre Manager
Wendy Harvey, Area Senior Leader

0118 943 9610

newbury@berkshiremaestros.org.uk

Newbury Music Centre, St Bartholomew’s School, 
Andover Road, Newbury RG14 6JP

Office Opening Hours:

Monday Closed
Tuesday 11.00 - 1.30 and 2.30 - 5.00
Wednesday 11.00 - 1.30 and 2.30 - 5.00
Thursday 11.00 - 1.30 and 2.30 - 5.00
Friday 11.00 - 1.30 and 2.30 - 5.00
Saturday 9.00am - 12.30pm

 

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Please note that these are general hours only and that there will be occasions when the office is not manned.
If you need to visit the office or Music Centre, you must phone in advance and report to St Bart’s School reception.

 

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