Centre Partially Re-Opened

Colwell Arts Centre has now partially re-opened for new instrument hires, and existing hirers to return or exchange instruments. We are operating an appointment-based system so please contact glosmusic@gloucestershire.gov.uk with any enquiries or to book your appointment.


Covid-19 - News

Please note that all rehearsals and concerts have been cancelled until further notice, keeping in line with the Government's direction on COVID-19.

Click on the link to explore all the ways that you can keep playing and making music until we can all get together again!

Keep safe everyone from the Gloucestershire Music Team

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Terms and conditions

Small Group & individual Tuition

  1. School based lessons are subject to agreement from the school for lessons to take place on school property and within academic time.
  2. Lessons will take place on the time and day agreed between the GM tutor and the school.
  3. Non-attendance is non-refundable though tutors will attempt to make up any missed individual tuition sessions.
  4. Payment must be received in advance of the first week of term (based on a three term year) before tuition can commence. Amendment Sept 2020: Due to Covid-19 restrictions in setting up small group & individual tuition lessons can start before payment is received and invoices will follow the first lesson.
  5. Half a terms’ notice is required for cancellation of small group/individual tuition. Amendment Sept 2020: Due to Covid-19 restrictions setting up small group & individual tuition cancellation notification must be received no later than Friday 27th November 2020 if you wish to discontinue lessons past Autumn term 2020.
  6. Minimum booking of tuition is 10 sessions (for late start sessions the amount of deliverable sessions will be communicated at the time of confirmation if 10 sessions are not possible within the time frame).
  7. Rates are subject to change and annual increases.
  8. In exceptional circumstances such as industrial action or bad weather sessions may be made up at the tutors’ discretion.
  9. It is not possible to guarantee the allocation of specific tutors to individual schools, however where a certain tutor is preferred Gloucestershire Music will aim to meet the request.
  10. In the event of a GM tutor missing a session every effort will be made to make up the session.
  11. Group tuition is dependant on a minimum of 3 pupils enrolling and the availability of similar standards of pupils. Where group tuition is not possible it may only be possible to offer a different instrument or individual tuition.
  12. After enrolling for tuition the pupil’s name will be added to a waiting list. It may not be possible for tuition to commence immediately. In the event that a tutor’s time at a school is full you can choose to wait for a place to become available or a refund will be given


Music Centres & County Music Groups

  1. Non attendance is non-refundable
  2. Please see individual groups for attendance requirements where applicable
  3. Please ensure you have noted the dates for all rehearsals and events, as these are published in advance of each academic year and are searchable in six month periods.  See GM Calendar
  4. Please notify your group leader of any anticipated absences as early as possible in the academic year
  5. Half a term's notice is required for cancellation of membership
  6. All music/resources and membership cards must be returned before any refund can be made
  7. All music given to members for concerts/events must be returned immediately after the performance

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