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 - 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 workshops

Our Saturday morning guitar workshops are held at Woking Arts Centre in Woking and The Bridge Youth Centre in Leatherhead. They are a great way for young musicians aged 7 to 16 years (school years 3 - 11) to learn and develop their guitar skills and create their own music with other young musicians.

  • Learn posture, hold and hand position
  • Strumming, basic finger-picking, using a plectrum
  • Learn about different genres including pop/rock, blues, folk, classical and more
  • Song writing and creating music. Acoustic, electric and bass guitars.

Please note each workshop is restricted to eight participants and places are on a first come first served basis. Times may change depending on the number of participants registered. Equipment will be provided but we do encourage students to bring their own guitars if they have one.

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


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.