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Summer Music School

7th – 11th August 2023

An intergenerational, non-residential summer school, led by some of East Kent’s best instrumental teachers. We welcome all children (aged 9 years and over) and adults who are of Grade 1 standard and above on a wind, brass, string, or percussion instrument. The cost for the week is £100.

A Junior Band for less experienced players, aged 9-12 years, will run every morning 9.30am-12.30pm and will join the main groups to perform in a concert on Friday, 11th August. The cost for the week is £50. 

Discounts and bursaries are available on request for those experiencing financial hardship.

This year’s Summer Music School will be held at Northbourne Park School, Betteshanger, Deal CT14 0NW 

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DMA Music Centre

Every Tuesday during school term time
for children aged 8 years +
AT Goodwin Academy, Hamilton Road, Deal CT14 9BD

Join our music centre and have fun playing music.

4.30-5.00pm ‘Bold As’ brass and woodwind group for beginners and improvers. Instruments provided or bring your own.

New for 2023! Deal Junior Band
5.00-6.00pm For children already learning an instrument and who would like to play with others.

Cost £3 for one group, £5 for both.
Discounts and bursaries available; no musician turned away!

Click here for a downloadable application form

or register for the workshop by contacting Cathy Morrison on 07927 781536 or email cathy@dealmusicandarts.com

The NYJO Academy

We are proud to host the NYJO Academy South-East here in Deal, in a dynamic partnership between the National Youth Jazz Orchestra and Deal Music & Arts.  This brings the very best in jazz education to our corner of the country, fostering and nurturing new talent.

The Academy provides regular opportunities for young musicians in the region to learn about all aspects of jazz performance. Workshop days are held during school holidays and the sessions focus on such elements as small jazz ensemble skills, improvisation, harmony and ear training, group composition and ensemble leadership skills. As the academy gathers size and momentum, there are also plans to introduce a big band ensemble for some of the more experienced players.

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