Covid-19 Update

Band meetings have been suspended at the present time.  We are reviewing how and when we can resume but, in the meantime, Peter Cook has created some video tutorials which can be viewed by clicking on the link below.

DMA Centre. What is it?


The Deal Music and Arts Centre was launched in January 2020.  Based at Goodwin Academy, Deal the aim of the centre is to be a hub for creativity serving the local community.

Before Covid-19 forced its closure, the Centre comprised of music groups meeting every Tuesday, term time.  A Junior Band caters for beginners & improvers aged 7 to 13 years playing any instrument. A Creative Band is intergenerational and again, is for players of any instrument, all abilities. There is a nominal charge of £2 per week with a discount if booking for the whole term.

There are plans to expand the Centre with a ‘Bold As’ band for children currently part of the programme in their Primary school, as well as young players who have moved on to secondary school.  We also plan to start a vocal group which will cater for all ages and take an innovative and inclusive approach to singing. Further details and timings to be confirmed.

Who leads it?
Peter Cook Education Director

How can I find out more or get involved?
Contact Deal Music & Arts:

Deal Music & Arts Video Tutorials

Our weekly bands may not be able to meet at the moment but band leader, Peter Cook, has made a series of video tutorials for musicians to play along with. More are being added each week so keep checking in.