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Nottingham Music School


For 2016/17 term dates please see the Music School Events page here


Nottingham Music School is run by the city music service on Saturday Mornings, and is specially designed to provide opportunities for young people in city schools to make music with others.


Nottingham Music School provides welcoming, accessible and appropriate ensemble opportunities for Nottingham's Young People, between the ages of 8 and 19. NMS integrates with and provides progression from Nottingham City Music Service's work, in particular Whole Class Ensemble teaching. At NMS, students have opportunities to sing and play instruments in a variety of styles, genres and settings.


Use the links on the left to find out about all our different bands and orchestras


Download our Ensembles Brochure here


Where is it?


Music School is based at the brand new Nottingham Academy site on Greenwood Road, right next door to the Wildcats Arena.


The school can be accessed by the NCTX number 43 bus from the City Centre (King Street or the Victoria Centre).

EITHER Get off the bus at the Langdale Road stop (walk forward and then turn right at the T junction)OR Get off the bus at Skipton Circus, turn right up Greenwood Road and follow it up the hill and round to the academy


Map of academy site


How much does it cost?


City Students: (live in Nottingham City or attend a City School)

£11 per year (for children receiving Free School Meals)

£20 per term or £48 per year


Non-City Students:

£11 per year (for children receiving Free School Meals)

£40 per term or £90 per year


How to Join NMS

Download an Application form (next column),  and bring it with your payment, to  Music School on a  rehearsal day Saturday. (we will have copies of this at music school if you are unable to download or print the file. Alternatively you can send these to J Wallace,  College Street Centre, College Street, Nottingham NG1 5AQ


Upcoming Events

Click here for the music school events page, or click on the pink events tag on the right to see all current events


NEW NUMBER!!! Nottingham Music School Telephone Number for Saturdays only! 




Joining Music School



If you are interested in joining RHYO or Intermediate Orchestra please contact graham.drummond@nottinghammusichub.org.uk


Once you have been in touch with us, you will be invited for a short informal audition with one of our orchestra leaders in which you will be asked to play one sight reading piece and one piece of your choice. You will then be placed in a suitable orchestra on a 4 week trial period, after which you will have another meeting with an orchestra leader to play through some of the pieces you have been palying in orchestra and determine whether you will be able to stay on.


Band Factory:

If you are interested in joining Band Factory, please contact: claire.dyer@nottinghammusichub.org.uk 

After you have contacted us you will have a short meeting with the tutors there who will assess your musical ability and tastes to fit you into a suitable band.


Download an application form from our enrolment page here 


Once completed, please bring to your audition session or email to laura.mcclay@nottinghammusichub.org.uk



Ensembles Brochure 

Click here to download our new ensembes brochure and find out about what Nottingham Music Service has to offer.



Friends of NMS


The Friends of Nottingham Music School is a registered charity operated by parents & carers of NMS students, they have supported NMS for many years.

One of their main activities is running the Friends Cafe on Saturday mornings at Music School, this provides a safe and friendly enviroment for students to meet, socialise and buy refreshments.

If you are able to help and would be interested in joining the friends please email:thwaitm@yahoo.co.uk  or phone: 0115 947 6202, or follow the link to the Friends of Nottingham Music School

You can also support the Friends of Nottingham Music School when you shop via Easyfundraising, click the banner below for information. 


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