COVID-19 – Oldham Music at Home!

The Oldham Music Centre and the Lyceum Building are now closed until further notice. Please contact us via musicservice@oldham.gov.uk as staff will be working remotely.

Garden Gig Oldham #gardengigoldham

With schools closed, we need to keep our young musicians active and playing. Inspired by our friends at Sheffield Music Hub, we want you to participate in our #gardengigoldham.

The Music Service is currently developing its online learning platform for instrumental and vocal learners as well as classroom music and we hope to use the next two weeks to ensure that we are ready to roll out virtual learning from the start of the summer term for all school-based pupils.

For those parents with children that have instruments in need of servicing, please see our new page of tips and tricks to keep them tip-top condition. More videos being added daily.

In the meantime, you can find a selection of carefully selected links and musical resources here that will help you home educate and keep your children occupied over Easter and beyond here.

Please keep checking back here as well as through Twitter and Facebook for updates and  encourage pupils to keep practising their instruments and singing.

We wish you all good health as well as looking forward to seeing you at the other side of the current crisis.

About the Music Service

The Oldham Council Music Service is committed to supporting and fulfilling the musical aspirations of all young people living in the borough (in and out of school), and engaging people of all ages in a variety of exciting musical activities.

The Music Service has been rated ‘Outstanding’ in the Federation of Music Services evaluation programme.

Oldham Music Service is proud to be a founder member of the GM Music Hub, which is an exciting and innovative music education partnership. We are committed to providing the highest quality music education and the best expertise which the region has to offer.

Music can transform children’s lives and we want to work with local families, schools and other organisations to make sure that all children get the chance to play music, achieve great things and inspire others.

Find out more about the work of the GM Music Hub.