Learning

There’s more to Band on the Wall than gigs. Year-round, we run classes and courses designed to nurture talent and promote hands-on learning in music.

World of Music is our exciting programme of music and heritage learning and research taking place at Band on the Wall. You can learn an instrument from scratch, participate in a weekly choir, pick up tunes by top musicians and explore the musical traditions of different cultures and countries.

For those wanting a more formal learning experience, our accredited courses delivered by the Manchester College offer a unique opportunity to develop your skills and gain the qualifications needed to help kickstart a career in the music industry.

Ages 0-12 months

Bring your baby to Band on the Wall so they can enjoy moving to music and be stimulated by vivid colours and textures. Have fun with your baby in a relaxed atmosphere and socialise with other families!

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Ages 1-4

Encourage your toddler to explore the joy of music through their interaction with instruments, songs and dance. Watch your child develop an interest in music whilst learning activities and games they can recreate at home!

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Ages 8-12 and 11+

Our Saturday music club, Journeys is a musical playground, where young people can come and experience the joy of playing music with others and benefit from expert tuition at the same time.

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Ages 12-17

Sing pop songs and gospel songs, learn harmonies, get singing tips, and have a good time.

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All Ages

Sing a range of songs from contemporary classics to traditional folk songs, learn how to get the most out of your voice by acquiring new techniques whilst making new friends.

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Ages 50+

Golden Voices are a performing choir, but so much more! If you’re 50+ and looking to meet new friends and get involved in singing in a fun, friendly environment, this is the perfect group for you.

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All Ages

Directed by renowned saxophonist Munch Manship, Manchester’s longest running jazz workshop provides a hands on approach to performing in a jazz ensemble environment.

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We have a range of learning opportunities and teaching resources which can be integrated into your curriculum.

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For those wanting a more formal learning experience, our accredited courses delivered by the Manchester College offer a unique opportunity to develop your skills and gain the qualifications needed to help kickstart a career in the music industry.

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Long-form articles that explore the musical traditions of different cultures and countries.

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Learn songs with musicians from around the world.

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Wisdom and tips from professional musicians recorded right here at Band on the Wall.

Explore

With over 200 years of cultural heritage comes a lot of ‘stuff in the attic’. Get involved in archiving artefacts from musical events and performances into a digital collection that can be enjoyed online for generations to come.

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