Music and more for everyone.

Saturday Strings ONLINE

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Supporting our local 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.


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.