Learning new skills, developing and motivating talent and having access to new musical ideas;  progression ties so much of the Hub together, linking key stages within schools and building relationships with community ensembles. Progression needs do though vary widely depending on the individual, the school, and of course, the type fo instrument and genre…

Beyond First Access….taking the next steps in tuition

Our whole class instrumental tuition extends across 95% of all first, junior and primary school’s across BCP. Each school is given the opportunity to support students in taking the next step in learning (through a further term of funding to support small group tuition). The Hub also helps to fund or co-fund extra-curricular offers, breakfast club choirs and a range of other progression pathways.

Since the formation of BCP Council, we welcomed Christchurch Music Centre (CMC) to the Hub. Meeting every Saturday morning at Twynham School, both senior and junior bands explore a refreshing repertoire, taking in jazz, classical and pop and perform at various events throughout the year.

As we extend the Hub service across the newly formed conurbation, we’re offering support for new members to join CMC by offering a subsidy towards their fees once the centre starts up again (please see Terms & Conditions). For junior and senior bands, the Hub will subsidise 50% of the fees for each term and for the brand new ‘First Band’ the hub will pay 100% of the fees each term. 

Any student who is a resident or attending a BCP school is eligible for this bursary. To apply, complete the form on the CMC website here and quote ‘SoundStorm’.

In autumn 2019, we visited the Centre and made them a short video….

Further pathways

We work with our neighbouring Hub, led by Dorset Music Service, to support the traditional County group offers and will shortly be making a very exciting announcement regarding the relaunch of these in October 2021.

In addition, we collaborate with the Poole Society for Young Musicians (Broadstone Music Series) who lead on offering our most gifted students access to masterclasses and unique performance opportunities. Last year we delivered four ‘Aspiration through Inspiration‘ workshops and will shortly be announcing the 21/22 series. 

We work with many of our other Hub Partners to help refine or extend their offers, developing progression routes so that young people can take that next musical step, in any and many musical directions. Individual support for students experiencing personal challenges is available via our Grants section.


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3-5 Knighton Heath Estate
855 Ringwood Road
Bournemouth, Dorset
BH11 8NE


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