There is something for everyone here! We have a range of classes and clubs running throughout the year.


music lessons at woodgate

Drum and Brass is proud of the long tradition of music at Woodgate. We teach a variety of instruments and lessons can be shared to keep costs affordable.

If you are interested in something that isn’t listed please get in touch and see how we can arrange a music session for you.

We can also help source an instrument that you can take home to practice.

A violin stands in grass against a turquoise wall


with Helen




A violin stands in grass against a turquoise wall


with Keziah



A violin stands in grass against a turquoise wall


with Jenny



A violin stands in grass against a turquoise wall


with Ande




ll safe Music lessons from £7 or £3.50 if you are on support. Click the button below to see if you qualify for reduced prices.

The nature of music lessons  involves personalised planning and feedback to ensure the young person makes the required progress to achieve the gradings whilst still enjoying the experience of learning to play.

We understand that it is a difficult time and families are finding it hard to make ends meet, so we have a range of options available to make sure your young person can access music without it costing a fortune.

Our music lessons are during term time, however to spread the costs of your child’s music lessons.
This makes it more manageable to pay for 35 weeks of lessons over 52 weeks with 12 equal payments.

We use Online Scout Manager to to manage payments and communication, this is a safe, secure platform making it easier to stay in control of your finances and your young persons activities

The pricing table shows the cost for music lessons at the Woodgate Community Centre.
How we calculate monthly payments example

£3.50 x 35 (lessons per year) divided 12 (months) = £10.20

What you are doing is really good, it gives the children something to do and focus on. They are learning something and making friends too. It means that there is something different on everyday of the week and it is on our doorstep.

Johnston Ife Alabi

Parent , Woodgate Families


“The No Bars Orchestra is perfect!”

“We love performing with others and making friends”

No Bars Players

Wednesday 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

The No Bars Orchestra is a a uniquely inclusive music ensemble which welcomes all instruments.

We are reshaping the idea of who plays musical instruments and where. Partnered with the City Music Network the Leicester Symphony Orchestra, who knows where your journey will take you? Curve, DeMontfort Hall, and beyond!

For all young musicians with some or no experience of playing

FREE to musicians who have lessons at the centre or

£3.50 per session or £10/month

Here at Drum and Brass we understand that families are under a lot of pressure with the cost of living increases. The impact on family life continues to grow. We believe the power of music can have a positive effect on the whole family. It improves memory and concentration, uplifts mood and is a skill that can not be forgotten. We would like to support as many families in the Woodgate area to access music.

Leicestershire Music Hub has shown us support by funding families on low income with a generous fee remission. Families that receive support can apply. Click on the link to see if you qualify.

Location: Woodgate Resources Centre, Leicester LE3 5GE

Teaching format: Face to face

No Bars Orchestra is supported by the Leicestershire Schools Music Hub and the Leicester City Council.

Hear more about the No Bars Orchestra, from the players, their families and the musical director Helen

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Why No Bars Orchestra is a safe space for doing music differently

Teaching qualifications and experience
Helen Butterfield is a violinist with the Leicester Symphony Orchestra and performs with her own groups across the region. A passionate and committed music teacher, she has 20+ years experience in delivering teaching to all levels of students including SEND. She works constantly to improve her practice and is a skilled communicator.
Why an orchestra?

The enthusiastic response of the community to the No Bars Orchestra has made it very clear that there is an appetite for a city centre based orchestra for musicians of all ages and abilities. Young people from all backgrounds are as keen as ever to take on the serious challenge of mastering a musical instrument. Recent performances at DeMontfort Hall and Curve Theatre showcased a groundbreaking ensemble which is paving the way for music-making in 21st Century.

Teaching space accessibility
  • Parking
  • Wheelchair access
DBS + Safeguarding
  • Full DBS
  • Safeguarding Level 3


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