Learning

Our mantra here at Band on the Wall is Where the World Comes to Play — as well as award-winning gigs, we’re a space where everyone can come to explore and create music of their own, regardless of experience.

World of Music is our exciting new learning programme, open to all. No matter what your musical experience is there is a group or a class just for you.

We believe that everyone, of all backgrounds and abilities should be able to enjoy and create music. We aim to offer an accessible programme catering for young people who would like to experience live music for the first time, right through to opportunities for accomplished musicians to perfect their craft whilst networking with others.

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.

See our weekly courses and classes below, and keep scrolling to explore our projects, teaching resources and more.

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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Ages 16+

Join in our Media Club to gain hands-on experience filming, and learn how to produce great videos with artists at Band on the Wall.

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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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Telling Our Stories: South Asia is our broad and integrated programme which engages people through a range of activities (at different levels) with the heritage of the neighbourhood, including research, learning and performance to celebrate local unsung, untold or hidden musical histories, bringing diverse communities together to celebrate the city’s multi-faceted music heritage.

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Manchester has a rich history of musical heritage that deserves to be celebrated. Heroes of Manchester is our project that dives into the unknown and lesser-known musical heroes of our city.

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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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