COVID-19 – Oldham Music at Home!

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


Virtual rehearsals for Oldham Music Centre groups are now online, ready for students to access at any time. Parents/OMC members should have received their unique log-in credentials via email and should be able to access the music, sound files and videos that have been prepared for them.

Already we have seen that dozens of OMC band, orchestra and choir members have been logging on to take part and we hope that this means everyone will be ready and prepared to combine all of their efforts once lockdown is lifted.

Bespoke, remote lesson provision for OMS pupils

We’re delighted at the amazing response to our online tuition for school-based pupils.

If you haven’t tried it yet, what are you waiting for?

Email the Music Service for your child’s unique access credentials to connect with your OMS teacher.

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

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 throughout the lockdown here.

The Music Service is part of Oldham Council’s Heritage, Libraries and Arts Service. Whilst our libraries, music and cultural spaces may be closed for the time being, there are still lots of things you can get involved with while we’re apart! Just visit our Take Part Oldham Website and see what we have to offer!

Whether you’re looking for ideas to keep the kids occupied, a creative challenge or just something to inspire you  Take Part Oldham  is a one stop shop to find out about all our brilliant creative activities online.

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.