Trafford Music Service

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The Music Service is made up of a core team of around 20 teachers who are contracted to deliver teaching in schools, at our Music Centre in Sale and to run ensembles and orchestras. In addition there are around 30 non-contracted session staff teaching in schools; Group Teaching Coordinators for both KS1/KS2 and KS3; Orchestra Conductors and our Head of Service.  The Head of Service carries responsibility for the leadership and management of the Music Service. The Business Support Team structure consists of 4 full-time Business Support posts and 3 part-time Business Support posts.

The Music Service provides instrumental tuition for children from Reception through to Year 14 at competitive rates with experienced instrumental tutors both in school and out of school hours at our home, the Claremont Centre, in Sale. We also offer an instrumental hire scheme enabling all Trafford children to access music and an Assisted Purchase Scheme allowing Trafford residents to purchase musical instruments at discounted prices (terms and conditions apply, please contact us for further information).  In addition we offer membership to ensembles and orchestras with the opportunity to play at prestigious venues such as the Royal Northern College of Music, the Robert Bolt Theatre, The Stoller Concert Hall and even the Lowry Theatre!

We are delighted to be running our Rock Academy in our state of the art electronic rock pods and have increased the number of sessions due to high demand. We also be host Trafford's annual Battle of the Bands to select finalists to perform at a venue in Manchester such as Band on the Wall or The Academy.

In addition we offer room hire at very competitive rates.  For more information on any of the above and much more, please visit our website at or contact us on 0161 911 8659/8663 where a member of staff will be happy to answer any questions.


Who to contact

Contact Name
Karen Shearsmith/Lee Savage/Ben Connolly/Julie Robertson/Queenie Mo
Contact Position
Business Support Officer
0161 911 8659 0161 911 8659 0161 911 8663 0161 911 8663
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Where to go

Claremont Centre
21, Claremont Road
M33 7DZ
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Within 5 minutes walk of all public transport (metrolink and bus services).  Located in the centre of Sale on the one way section of Claremont Road.

Time / Date Details

When is it on
Open Monday to Friday 8.30am to 8.30pm & Saturday 9.00am to 12.15pm (office hours 9.00am to 6.00pm Monday to Friday). Please contact us on if you have any queries.

Who is it for?

  • 5 to 18
Eligibility Details

Lessons/ensembles/orchestras/choirs open to all pupils of school age from Reception through to Year 14. 

Room bookings available to all.



Disabled parking is available on request and production of a Blue Badge. Visitors are asked not to park in the Claremont Car Park whilst lessons/rehearsals are in progress. There is parking available in the vicinity.


Instrumental prices start at £7.60 per session payable termly in advance, ensemble membership starts at £54.00 per term and instrument hire starts from £34 per term. Room hire starts from £15.00 per hour.


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