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: email@example.com or see our online music workshops.
This summer we are partnering with Active Surrey as part of Surreys Club4 programme by providing three weeks of music, dance and food holiday activities for children across Surrey. Each day there will be music and dance activities led by professional teachers and performers and participants will be provided with a hot meal and snacks as part of the course and explore how we can eat more healthily!
Participants aged 8 to 18 years old can register for single days or a whole four-day course and the activities will focus on:
Dance: Street / Jazz / World: Keep active and healthy, dancing to amazing music and performing.
Music: Rock Bands, World Percussion, Your Voice: Each day take part in music workshops exploring and performing in different styles. Play as part of a rock band, sing in the Your Voice choir and perform drumming from West Africa and South America.
Grand finale: Every Thursday at the end of the four-day programme there will be a performance open to friends and family. Participants will perform the music they have learnt and created during the course of the week.
Dates and venues
St Bedes School, Redhill: Monday 26 to Thursday 29 July
Cordwalles Junior School, Camberley: Monday 2 to Thursday 5 August
Three Rivers Academy, Walton-on-Thames: Monday 9 to Thursday 12 August
Times: 10am to 2.30pm
Cost: £45 per day or £135 for 4 days in one week
Free places are available for eligible free school meal children.
Registration is now closed for this year's activities.
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.
There are currently no upcoming dates planned. Lessons are available with us in DJ and music production.
Guitar Rock Frets workshops
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. Due to the current climate the workshop will return when group face to face teaching can resume.
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.