Proudly supporting our Cultural and Musical Heritage.

Hanson Community Arts provides opportunities for community music making through our education and outreach programmes.

We provide free instruments and lessons, run a Community Orchestra, Choir, Wind Band, Big Band, Orchestral String Group, Ukulele Group, Jazz Improvisation and Music Theory Class.

Our ‘Future Stars’ programme supports excellence in music performance and has provided fine professional instruments to deserving young players.

Past recipients have gone on to lead in the National Childrens Orchestras, National Youth Orchestras, the Hallé Youth Orchestra and study at or be employed by some of the top Conservatoires including the Royal College of Music, London.

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Hanson Community Arts is opening gradually with social distancing measures in place for individual music-making and one-to-one teaching.
Health and wellbeing is our top priority and protective measures have been put in place to help ensure the safest possible use of the building at this time.  We will continue to monitor the situation closely.

We are planning a flexible curriculum for the autumn that will enable everyone to benefit from music making while keeping safe, as well as taking advantage of our digital learning environment.

In September we bring back some ensembles with a limited number of places on site for participants.  Online booking will be available.

Following schools half term holiday in October, we will be assess our programmes and update everyone.

With social distancing measures in place we will facilitate music-making. Some of our projects will use blended approaches to learning with both live and digital interaction, harnessing all the additional benefits that online resources can bring. Our autumn events season will include specially commissioned films and an expanded programme of streaming and recording to share our performances, masterclasses and other activities with global audiences.

By March 2021 we are planning to return to teaching and all groups onsite whilst continuing to offer digital delivery.

Hanson Community Arts has undertaken all necessary risk assessments for reopening, maintaining social distancing and other public safety measures.

Hanson Community Arts Goes Online

We’re trying to make it easier for anyone in the community to get involved by making all of our lessons, classes and groups available online. We are building a large library of video content, along with a huge database of sheet music to ensure that anyone can have access to the brilliant music making that goes on at Hanson Community Arts. We are also beginning to offer online access to live music making sessions and classes, so that those who are unable to join us in person can be involved in live music making from the comfort of their own home.

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New Content Coming Soon

We’re working hard behind the scenes to provide you with great content so that wherever you are in the world, you can be involved in our fantastic groups and have fun while learning.

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Friends of Hanson Community Arts

Hanson Community Arts is a not-for-profit organisation whose aim is to give every person the chance to get involved in the arts. The running of such an organisation does not come cheap, and it is made sustainable by the help of many generous individuals and organisations such as Arts Council England and Friends of Hanson Community Arts. Friends of Hanson Community Arts donate any amount they can to the organisation so that we continue providing education and happiness through the arts to the community. If you are able, we would love it if you could click the button below and become a Friend of Hanson Community Arts today by donating. 

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