We are all about music. We’re here to educate, inspire and encourage children and young people to start musical journeys, to achieve their musical potential and, most importantly, to love music as much as we do.
Music for All
At the heart of music education in Berkshire for over 35 years
Berkshire Maestros was launched as Berkshire Young Musicians’ Trust in 1982, with a mission to run music lessons, groups and courses for children in Berkshire. The trust launched with a bang by holding a concert at the Royal Albert Hall. Concerts there and at many venues across Berkshire became a regular fixture and still are today.
Teaching instrumental and singing lessons still forms the backbone of the trust’s objectives, and last year over 4,000 Berkshire children benefitted from our music lessons and activities, despite most of these being held online.
What makes us special is our staff. Our teachers are all highly qualified experts in their field. This means our tuition will always be the best, whether that’s early years groups, curriculum teaching, ensemble direction or vocal and instrument lessons.
Our range of ensemble opportunities is unparalleled – from chamber groups and jazz bands to rock groups and full orchestras.
Working with a range of partners allows us to broaden the musical horizons of our young people and offer learning opportunities in almost every musical genre. We want music to be for everybody, and in every community.
“Music is my constant companion. Whether to celebrate joyful moments or to soothe me in dark moments, it is always there.”
Why is music education important?
Our belief is that all children should have access to excellent musical education. We are passionate about music and we know the incredible benefits that listening to, performing and creating music can bring. We want to enrich people’s lives with a love of music, and to support the wellbeing of children, young people and adults through music. We want to inspire students to have a life-long love of music that positively impacts all of their future endeavours. In short, music matters and we want to share that with everybody.
Choose your instrument
Interested in playing but don’t know where to start? Try our instrument chooser to find out which one could be your perfect match.
Music lessons don’t have to be expensive, and lessons from Berkshire Maestros will always offer good value - and free trials for everyone.
There are many ways that you can help to support us to meet our objective to give all Berkshire children access to music education.