Woman playing violin

Contact details

Kathleen Curtis, Kathleen.Curtis@essex.gov.uk

Day and time

Saturday (term time only), 8.30am - 12.30pm

What’s on offer?

10 weekly 1-to-1 lessons (30 minute lessons for £165) each term:-

  • Violin, Cello
  • Clarinet, Flute, Saxophone
  • Drums
  • Guitar, Bass Guitar
  • Piano, Keyboard
  • Trumpet, Trombone

Also available each week:-

  • *All-in-Band Ensemble
  • Wind Band (woodwind and brass)
  • Band-It! (rock bands)
  • West African Drumming
  • Vocal Group
  • Musicianship classes

(*Everyone is welcome at the All-in-Band at Benfleet Community Music Centre! £30 per term or free to anyone having lessons with our tutors in-school or at Community Music Centres.)

How to hire an instrument

  • If you need to hire an instrument for the lessons, we offer low-cost hire for any child in Essex – details can be found here.

Money-off lessons and instrument hire for:-

  • Children from low-income families
  • Disadvantaged backgrounds
  • Looked After Children

Apply for the above discounts here.

Music lessons and groups are available for children aged 5 – 18 years, who attend an Essex school or live in Essex (excluding Thurrock and Southend-on-sea)

Click here to join this Music Centre 

Any questions email musichub@essex.gov.uk .


Benfleet Community Music Centre, Thundersley Primary School, 2 Dark Lane, Thundersley, Benfleet SS7 3PT