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
Time: 8:45am – 1pm (term-time only)
Location: Great Bradfords Junior School, Marlborough Road, Braintree CM7 9LW  


1-2-1 lessons on offer:

Strings, Woodwind, Brass, Guitar, Drums and Voice

We currently provide 1-2-1 lessons on voice, piano, keyboard, violin, guitar, ukulele, flute, clarinet, saxophone, drumkit.

However, if you are interested in learning a different instrument not listed above, please contact us directly as we are able to increase our provision.

Music Tech 9am – 9.30am

This class is designed to allow students to gain experience and confidence in using music tech.

Bows and Strings  9:15am – 10am

Led by Sam Luff this lively and fun music group is for string players of all ages, abilities and experience.

Vocal acrobats – 9.30am – 10am

For any vocalist of any age and ability, come on a journey, led by Daniel Ribbits  and explore a range of different styles, genres, develop your  skills and participate in a range of performance opportunities.

Band Practice  10am – 10.30am

An opportunity to make music with other musicians of all ages, abilities and experience led by Nick Hunt

Orchestra 10.30 – 11am

A chance to experience playing an orchestral instrument in a the standard orchestral layout conducted by Paula Bobby.

Junior Ensemble 10.30am – 11am

A chance to play music of different styles and genres in a fun and relaxing way. Led by Toby Parr.

Choir 11 – 11.30am

Toby Parr leads this group with an opportunity to sing solo and experience all genres of music.

Pop & Gospel Choir 11.30 – 12:15am

Have fun singing your favourite pop and gospel songs in a choir. Led by Daniel Ribbits

Percussion Ensemble 11:30 – 12noon

Develop percussion skills in a fun and exciting way.  Led by Harley Moore

Song Writing 12:15 – 12:45

Work in a group to write and record your own pop song led by Daniel Ribbits



  • Rock
  • Pop
  • Vocal
  • Orchestral
  • Jazz


  • 1-2-1 Tuition
  • Voice
  • Piano
  • Keyboard
  • Violin
  • Guitar
  • Ukulele
  • Flute
  • Clarinet
  • Saxophone
  • Drumkit

Music groups offered

  • Bows and Strings
  • Fingerpicking music group
  • Beat the Drum
  • Orchestra
  • Vocal acrobats
PAULA BOBBY Teacher in Charge
07717 867062