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Music groups and orchestras

Aldeburgh Young Musicians
Snape Maltings, Aldeburgh

Aldeburgh Young Musicians (AYM) provides advanced music opportunities to develop young people of exceptional musical talent and potential. The distinctive programme enables them to meet and exchange creative ideas with like-minded young musicians. The musicians create their own programme which coordinates individual lessons, intensive weekends, residential holiday courses, expert professional advice, mentoring, performance opportunities and much more. Financial support may be available. Participants come from across East Anglia and are aged between 8 and 18 years.

To find out more contact: Colin Virr, Head of Aldeburgh Young Musicians
T: 01728 687115 or E:

Or visit AYM's website

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Cambridge Guitar Club

For classical, flamenco and acoustic fingerstyle guitarists of all standards, and those who enjoy listening to the Spanish guitar and its music. Monthly meetings in Cambridge.
Tel: 01223 565552
Cambridge Guitar Club website

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Cambridge Suzuki Young Musicians

Cambridge Suzuki Young Musicians offers a combination of Suzuki piano and Kodaly musicianship to children aged 3-18. Zero to four year olds and their parents can join the 'Music Now!' programme. New for September 2007, Pre-Twinkle class for children aged two and a half to four.

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Cambridgeshire Holiday Orchestra

Courses are held over 4 and 5 days, three times a year in school holidays in Cambridge. There are no auditions. For anyone aged 7 to 18 years who plays an orchestral or band instrument or who enjoys singing. String groups, wind bands, jazz workshops, recorders, djembe drumming, 7+ and 10+ Choirs, lower orchestra (new) and upper orchestra.

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Cambridgeshire Music

The county music service organises a large number of bands, orchestras and choirs for young musicians of all standards as well as county ensembles for advanced performers.

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Duxford Saturday Workshop

Established to promote performing arts to children and adults. Wind bands, orchestra, jazz band, string orchestra, recorder bands, 4-part choir, creative drama, music and poetry.

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Jelly Jam Music

We offer music sessions for children aged 18 months - 5 years in Cambridge and Barrington, with all sessions taught by a fully qualified classroom music teacher.

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NB Music

NB Music runs music courses and workshops for young people in Cambridge and Oakham with the aim of building confidence and skills through musical performance. The charity runs one-day taster events, 5-day summer courses and school workshops. It also provides an annual scholarship for a student studying at music college.


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Quartet Club of Cambridge

String quartet coaching for all ages and standards. Weekly Saturday morning coaching sessions at Chesterton Community College, Cambridge.
For further information email:

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Sing and Swing

At Sing and Swing children learn through Dalcroze Eurythmics – a successful and increasingly popular method of experiencing music through movement. Learning a new song each week is combined with rhythm and movement exercises which take the body as the starting point and use natural body movements like walk, skip, jog, stretch, to help understand musical concepts such as pulse, phrase, tempo and duration. A creative and very interactive process, Dalcroze can help develop skills such as co-ordination, team work, balance and co-operation, in addition to the musical benefits.

Tuesdays, St Luke’s Church, Cambridge from 4.00- 4.45pm. For children in Reception – Year 2. Cost £6.

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Stringmoves is an exciting project which combines Dalcroze Eurhythmics and the opportunity to learn a stringed instrument within a whole musical experience. We offer violin, viola and cello teaching, and general musicianship training, music theory and choir. Tuition takes place on Saturday mornings at St John’s College School in Cambridge. The aim of the project is to provide children with a good grounding in basic musical skills, a firm technical introduction to string playing, and above all, a fun and positive experience of music-making.

Project Director: Celia Cobb

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Swavesey Music School

At Swavesey Music School students learn to sing together, play instruments together and learn music theory and aural skills with the aim of enhancing the quality of their lives and the musical life of the community. Sessions include: Sing Up, Rockin’ Rhythms, Junior Orchestra and Rock School and cost £3.50 per session. Swavesey Music School is open to all children and young people aged between 3 – 18 years and takes place every Saturday during term-time at Swavesey Village College.

For further information please visit or contact or 01954 230366.


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