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Music Centre Open Day!

Applications are now open for our Music Centre Open Day!

Come and join us at one of five of our Music Centre's including Brighton, Lewes, Eastbourne, Hastings and Wealden.

Whether you want to just sit and listen or come and join in, this open day gives the opportunity to play your chosen instrument as part of an ensemble with other like-minded musicians. 

For more information for Brighton and Hove classes click here, for more information on East Sussex classes click here.

To apply for your place go to:
Brighton -
Lewes -
Hastings -
Eastbourne -
Wealden -

Please do not hesitate to get in touch in the mean time by emailing

Apply for our 3 Day Course 'Impossible Works' this February Half Term

World renowned musicians and workshop leaders, Sigrun and Paul Griffiths will visit East Sussex College (Lewes Campus) this February half term to run a 3 Day Course for young musicians from East Sussex and Brighton & Hove aged 11+.  This course is aimed at musicians who have achieved grade 5 or above and will include opportunities to compose, improvise and break down the boundaries of traditional music making and creating exciting new worlds with music. Students will also have the opportunity to perform their compositions at the end of the course. This is an event not to be missed! 

This course runs from 10am-4pm on Monday 17-Wednesday 19 February at the Performing Arts Centre, Lewes.

Course fee - £93.  Subsidies available for low income families.

For more information email Holly Griffiths or call 01273 261569.

New Guitar & Ukulele Groups at our Saturday Music Centre!

We are excited to announce that our Saturday Music Centre will now have Guitar and Ukulele groups! With the rise in popularity for guitar and ukulele, these sessions will enable young musicians between year 3 to 9 to progress at an impressive rate on their instrument. If you are interested in joining Guitar Gurus or Ukulele Jam Group, please see the 'Saturday Guitar & Ukulele' Page on our website.

Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation supports Brighton & Hove young musicians to ‘unlock hidden talents’

The Music Education Hub SoundCity Brighton & Hove, led by Brighton & Hove Music & Arts (BHMA,) has received a grant of £15,000 from the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation to support children who wouldn’t normally have access to music making.

We are recruiting now for violin, drum kit and double bass teachers!

Are you a committed and energetic musician, keen to share your skills and passion for music?

Would you like to join our vibrant team of music educators and take part in our varied programme of high-quality music activity for children and young people in the city?


We are looking for dynamic and inspiring instrumental teachers to join our teaching panel!

Know a budding young musician looking for studio time?

Brighton & Hove Music & Arts are excited to continue the FREE weekly drop-in music session in the East Brighton area for young people aged 13-19!


This unique opportunity gives young people the chance to experiment, learn and develop new skills in beat making, recording, singing, rap, production, lyric writing and mixing. All participants are offered expert advice and guidance in fully equipped studios and recording rooms which provides everything needed to create high quality music worthy of any streaming service or radio station. We can cater for all styles and genres, from grime, rap, hip-hop & RnB to folk, rock, heavy metal and everything in between.

Sessions run from 6.30pm - 8.30pm every Tuesday (term time only) at Brighton MET College, East Campus, 109 Wilson Ave, Brighton BN2 5PB  All levels and abilities are welcome and no previous music making experience is necessary. We cultivate an informal, relaxed and friendly environment for anyone so come along and have a go! Free snacks & drinks will also be available!

Activities will be led by a partnership of local organisations including The Trust For Developing Communities youth work team, members of staff from the B&H Music Education Hub SoundCity and experienced musicians and tutors from Brighton’s MET College and AudioActive.

Musicians Have Superior Memories

A new meta-study finds they out-perform non-musicians on memory tasks, including the critical ability to retain and process information.

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