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: Wednesday
Time: 4.30pm – 8.30pm (term-time only)
Location:Sandon School, Molrams Lane, Sandon, Chelmsford CM2 7AQ
Essex Flute Choir, Essex Youth Jazz Septet, Essex Youth Chamber Choir and Training Choir are all resident at this school.


1-2-1 lessons on offer:

Strings, Woodwind, Brass, Guitar, Drums and Voice

Choral Training Programme for talented young singers led by Simon Warne and Toby Parr 

This is aimed at keen singers who has some experience singing in choirs and want to advance their choral techniques.

5.00pm – 5.30pm – Sight singing class

5.30pm – 6.00pm – Musicianship for Singers

6.00pm – 7.30pm – Chamber Choir Rehearsal

Training choral taster workshops coming soon!

Music Theory Games -5pm – 5.30pm

Come on journey to find out how music is created and develop your knowledge in a fun way. This is a class for students at a beginner level and is led by Karen Emms

We run additional Theory and Aural group classes throughout the evening for more advanced learner, please enquire for more details.

Ukulele Club 5pm -5.30pm

Join our popular Ukulele club – no prior experience needed. Led by John Thomson

Jazz Group – 5.30pm – 6.00pm

Join our jazz music group to experience playing with others interested in jazz and learn about improvising. Led by Hannah Wainwright

Beat the African Drum  – 6pm – 6.30pm

Enjoy trying all types of African drums. Group is led by David Rowland

Rock School 6.30pm – 7.00pm

Join our rock band offering the opportunity to experience the electric atmosphere of playing in a live rock group. Led by David Rowland

Guitar Group 6.30pm – 7.oopm

The guitar group work on a range of styles together and learn ensemble techniques. Led by John Thompson

Music Tech – from 4.30pm

This is an open class where anyone can drop for help with Music tech projects. Led by Andy Heard

Strings galore 7.30pm – 8pm

A group for all string players to experience working together on pieces.  Led by Cameron Smith and Charlotte Canale

Essex Youth Flute Choir 4.30pm – 6.00pm (bi-weekly)

This group is open to Flautists who are grade 4-8 standard.  They will get the chance to play a wide range of pieces, try piccolo, alto and bass flutes and take part in wider county events.  Led by Paula Bobby.



  • Rock
  • Pop
  • Vocal
  • World music


  • 1-2-1 Tuition
  • Trombone
  • Trumpet
  • French Horn
  • Cornet
  • Piano
  • Flute
  • Clarinet
  • Saxophone
  • Voice
  • Violin
  • Viola
  • Cello
  • Guitar (all types)
  • Drums

Music groups offered

  • Sample some Samba
  • Music Explorers
  • Finger picking group
  • Jazz hands
  • Beat the African drum
  • Rock School
  • Vocal Acrobats
ANDY HEARD Teacher in Charge
07827 233605