About Us

The South Derbyshire Music Centre is a registered charity (No 1008568). Its purpose is to support and promote ensemble music-making for young people in the area.

We provide opportunities for players of all orchestral and band instruments, and for singers, to make music together in a friendly, purposeful atmosphere.

The Centre has a team of qualified music teachers, most of whom are accredited to the Derby & Derbyshire Music Partnership. All teachers have a DBS check.

SDMC is self-financed through pupils’ subscriptions, grants and donations. Subscriptions are £3.50 per week for all instrumental groups, and £2.50 for those in Junior Voices or the Youth Choir.  Children can attend as many ensembles as they like during each week as guided by their teacher. We also offer financial support for those families who may have difficulty in paying their subscription. If you are interested in finding out more, speak with your child’s instrumental teacher, or contact our administrator Helen Smith who will arrange for you to visit our Centre.

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If you want to know more-detailed information about our music centre’s policies etc, please click on the link below to view our current Policies and Procedures Handbook:

SDMC Policies & Procedures Handbook – March 2017

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