Surrey Arts workshops

Surrey Arts offer many opportunities for children to extend their learning with a variety of music and arts workshops. These take place throughout the year and include orchestral courses, singing workshops, piano master classes, guitar skills workshops and many more. For further information email: surreyarts@surreycc.gov.uk or see our online music workshops.


Easter music course

Our Easter music course has been running for over 40 years with residential and non-residential music courses offering young people the chance to develop, play and perform with other musicians while making friends and having fun. The course includes orchestral workshops, singing workshops, DJ and music production workshops and guitar skill workshops.


DJ and Music Production Workshops

A unique 3 hour workshop for young people aged 8 to 16 years old to learn the art of DJing and an introduction to music technology in a fun and educational way. Use mixing consoles to beat match, blend, cut, paste and scratch music to create a DJ mix. No previous musical experience necessary. These workshops take place during the school holidays. Please contact Surrey Arts for further information, such how to book a place and the cost.


Guitar Rock Frets workshops

Our Saturday morning guitar workshop is slightly different this term. Due to the current climate the workshop will take place remotely online. Students aged between 7 to 16 years old can be of all abilities and learn different parts or all of the song developing their playing techniques along the way. There will be four sessions of 1 hour and 15 minutes each. The sessions will be from 9am until 10.15am on the following dates:

  • 7 November
  • 21 November
  • 5 December
  • 19 December

The four week workshop will cost £55 per student.

Apply and pay online for Guitar Rock Frets

Please note that the workshop is restricted to twelve participants and places are on a first come first served basis. Students will need their own guitars and have access to the internet and the Zoom online learning platform. We have provided guidance on how to set up online lessons.

Please contact Surrey Arts for further information.


I Speak Music Community Orchestra

The 'I Speak Music Community Orchestra' is designed to celebrate the diversity of Surrey's communities and is led by some of the UKs most experienced music facilitators. Through a series of fun and creative music workshops participants will be able to make new music, try instruments from around the world, perform and make new friendships.

The project welcomes people of any age (over 15 years) and background, but is particularly interested in hearing from refugees, unaccompanied minors, BAME communities and those who sing or play non-western musical instruments. Professional musicians are welcome to join the group as are those with no previous musical experience.

Please contact Surrey Arts for further information, such as how book a place and the cost.


Online music workshops

Online music workshops such as piano master classes, singing workshops and drum line become available throughout the year. Please see Surrey Music Hub for further information, such as times and how to book.


Visual art workshops

We hold an extensive database of local visual artists experienced in running workshops in a variety of settings. Artists range from feltmakers, sculptors, glass artists and printmakers. Whether we manage the workshops ourselves or source the artists on behalf of other organisations, the emphasis is on creativity, inclusion and learning new skills.

Visit the Surrey Hills website for further details.