East Devon

Music Centres and Ensembles in East Devon

Axminster Rock’n’Pop Club (B Sharp)

Beginner Intermediate

At B Sharp make music, play, sing and create your own tracks. Musical games, singing, playing instruments, and making music, in a fun and friendly environment.

Where Axminster
Who Any level of skill and experience is welcome. Age 9-11.
Web bsharp.org.uk/weekly-music/axminsterpopnrockclub

Brass Class Ottery St Mary

Beginner Intermediate

Brass Class takes place on Monday evenings during term time 7.30–8.30pm. Brass learners participate with others to make music outside of a school environment, get involved in local community events and regularly combine with the Ottery St Mary Silver Band and other brass band opportunities. Brass Class aims to provide a safe and enjoyable experience.

Where Ottery St Mary
Who Beginner and intermediate level young brass and percussion players
Email Gail Denning at gaildenning@outlook.com
Web

Exeter Young Strings

Beginner Intermediate Advanced

Exeter Young Strings is a music organisation dedicated to the promotion of string playing in small chamber groups and quartets. We are also very keen for young pianists to join us.

Where Exeter
Who Children and teenagers aged 4 – 19.
Web exeteryoungstrings.org

Honiton Youth Orchestra

Beginner Intermediate Advanced

Honiton Youth Orchestra is aimed at children playing an orchestral instrument at Grade 1 level of ability or higher, performing a wide range of music - from Baroque to film music!

Sidmouth Town Training Band

Beginner Intermediate Advanced

Sidmouth Town’s training Band is run by members of the friendly Sidmouth Town Band. We welcome beginner to advanced young brass players seeking to improve their ensemble musicianship, with fun and challenging music. Even if you have never played before but would like to, we can also provide an instrument, music and tuition!

Where Sidmouth
Who No audition, everyone welcome
Email Fiona Harvey at info@sidmouthtownband.co.uk
Web www.sidmouthtownband.co.uk

Soundlaunch

Beginner Intermediate Advanced

Soundlaunch is a platform that has been designed to help create, fine tune and develop emerging music and artists across the South West.

Soundtribe

Beginner Intermediate Advanced

Soundtribe provides individual instrumental tuition for guitar, bass, drums, keyboard and vocals, plus group sessions and performance opportunities for bands and solo artists at venues and festivals. It is a great way to meet other musicians and access the local music scene. Soundtribe is run by Music in Devon Initiative CIC

Where Exeter
Who Tuition and guidance for young musicians from experienced professional musicians
Email Nick Hall at info@musicindevon.org
Web www.musicindevon.org

The Aubergines – Exeter Family Orchestra

Beginner Intermediate Advanced

Run by BSO Associate Musician Hugh Nankivell and violinist Emma Welton, members of all ages shape the music, explore new ways to create sound and enjoy the social element of music in a comfortable environment. Family Orchestra provides a common meeting ground, regardless of musical taste, experience, or ability,. It promotes shared experiences across generations and provides a musical family for those living on their own.

Where Exeter
Who Anyone!
Email Lauren Glover at lglover@bsorchestra.co.uk
Web bsolive.com/projects/family-orchestra

Ungroup from Moor to Sea Music Collective

Beginner Intermediate Advanced

Are you a young person who likes the idea of being in a band, but not sure where to start? Want to make music with others, but not face to face? Are you a fabulous musician keen to collaborate and experiment? A vocalist or songwriter looking to work with others? An aspiring producer or beatmaker wanting to influence? Come & build a musical UnGroup with us.

County Groups

Devon County Junior Choirs

Intermediate Advanced

The Devon County Junior Choirs are for any children from Years 3 to 8 who are enthusiastic about singing and wish to enhance their singing technique and perform regularly. It is not necessary for any child to have previous experience of singing in a choir - the most important things are enthusiasm and the ability to sing in tune. Schola Exe offers further tuition and experience for girls aged 13–18 and boys with unchanged voices.

Where Exeter
Who Boys and girls aged 7 to 13 (DCJC) and girls aged 13 – 18 and boys with unchanged voices aged 13 and above (Schola Exe).
Web dcjc.org.uk

Devon County Youth Brass Band

Intermediate Advanced

Devon County Youth Brass Band gives young brass and percussion players from across Devon the opportunity to learn and perform traditional and contemporary brass band music with people of their own age – regular gathering days, performance opportunities and residential courses.

Where Okehampton
Who No auditions, open to intermediate and advanced level young musicians from Grade 3-8+ ability.
Web www.dcybb.org

Devon Youth Chamber Brass

Intermediate Advanced

The Devon Youth Chamber Brass ensemble is a new Devon-wide group for all brass players of approximately Grade 5 standard and above to give students the opportunity of higher level chamber brass ensemble performance experience with like-minded individuals, with a mix of traditional repertoire and popular arrangements.

Where Exeter
Who Brass players of approximately Grade 5 standard and above.
Email Sam Massey at sam@sammasseymusic.com
Web dycb.co.uk/

Devon Youth Jazz Orchestra

Intermediate Advanced

Devon Youth Jazz Orchestra is the place to learn jazz in Devon – regular gathering days, performance opportunities, residential courses and international tours.

Where Exeter
Who Intermediate and advanced level young musicians from Grade 4-8+ ability. Sit in with the band at the first rehearsal in September, auditions for instruments with limited places.
Web www.dyjo.org

Devon Youth Orchestras

Intermediate Advanced

Experience playing in a full orchestra in a safe and encouraging environment, exploring a wide range of styles with expert instrumental coaching through regular gathering days, performance opportunities and residential courses.

Where Exeter
Who Devon Youth Concert and Symphony Orchestras provide opportunities for intermediate and advanced level young musicians from Grade 4-8+ ability.
Web www.devonyouthorchestras.org

Devon Youth Wind Orchestra

Intermediate Advanced

Symphonic wind orchestra for young musicians across Devon – regular gathering days, performance opportunities, residential courses and international tours.

Where Budleigh Salterton
Who Intermediate and advanced level young musicians from Grade 4-8+ ability.
Web www.dywo.co.uk

Wren Music Devon Youth Folk Ensemble

Intermediate Advanced

Wren Music Devon Youth Folk Ensemble is an opportunity for young singers and instrumentalists to learn and perform folk and roots music from different cultures all over the world, with expert tuition from professional leaders, write new songs and arrangements, perform live and record an album.

Where Exeter
Who No auditions and you don't need to read music! Instrumentalists should be an intermediate level of ability on their instruments, no entry requirements for singers.
Web www.wrenmusic.co.uk/what-we-do/devon-youth-folk-ensemble

What’s On in East Devon

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