Essex Music Service runs a network of music schools throughout the County where young musicians of any experience can play together in bands, music groups and sing in choirs.

Date: Saturday (term time only)
Time: 9am – 12pm (term-time only)
Location: Benfleet Music School, The Appleton School, Croft Road, Benfleet. SS7 5RN


1-2-1 lessons on offer:

Strings, Woodwind, Brass, Guitar, Drums and Voice

Recorder Group 11am- 11.30am

Our recorder group is a small, mixed ability group of “2nd Study” recorder players. This is seen as a valued opportunity, especially by keyboard players, to experience the pleasure of sharing in music-making in an ensemble setting.

Brass Group  11.30am – 12noon

Currently a competent standard quartette comprising two trumpets, horn and trombone, but with the potential to grow

Choral Notes – 10.30am – 11.00am

This informal mixed choir was set up to address the unwillingness of some children to sing. The approach is informal and light-hearted and the intention is to develop aural and listening skills whilst learning to use the voice effectively. Participation in this group is compulsory for nearly all Benfleet Music School students

Wind Group -9am – 9.30am

This small and variable group enjoys the privilege of working with Evan Davies, who writes music specific to each child’s ability. He has the happy knack of drawing out the full potential from each player. Membership of this ensemble is by invitation only, based on ability, personality and work ethic and at the discretion of the staff.


  • Classical
  • Choral
  • Brass
  • Wind
  • Jazz
  • Rock


  • 1-2-1 Tuition
  • Brass
  • Drums
  • Strings
  • Woodwind
  • Keyboards
  • Recorder
  • Singing
  • Songwriting
  • Ensembles
  • Music Theory
  • Music Aural

Music groups offered

  • Recorder Group
  • Brass Ensemble
  • Choral Group
  • Wind Group
DAVID HURRELL, Teacher in Charge
07906 252617