Last chance to book for South Leeds Music Centre Summer School


There’s only three days left to book a unique summer music camp for young people, run by South Leeds Music Centre.

SLMC Jeevika GuitarThere is a range of exciting activities on offer, with something to tempt everyone aged 8 to 16 who likes music, no matter what their tastes or previous experience.Each week there will be an activity aimed at under 12s and an activity aimed at teenagers. The under 12s activities include a trash band (make and play your own instrument!), a samba band and a chance to try world percussion.

The 12 plus activities include an urban music workshop, a session on song writing and the chance to play in a rock band. Glee Club and Music Technology will appeal to all ages throughout the month.

There are also options for instrumentalists, with each week having a focus on a different instrument family- strings, woodwind and keyboards, with a mixed instrumental group rehearsal in the final week. All ability levels are welcome at these sessions- from complete beginners to experienced players!

The summer camp is a first for South Leeds Music Centre, which also celebrates its 40th anniversary this year, and is supported by local councillors on the Inner South Area Committee.

It will run over four Saturdays in August, at the South Leeds CLC, on the site of Cockburn High School in Beeston. The mornings will be run by experienced music teachers assisted by young volunteers who are working towards awards in Youth Leadership, the Duke of Edinburgh award and ‘Vinspired’ volunteers’ awards.

The sessions cost just £4.50 for a whole morning of music making. As each week will be different young people can try one, some or all of the four week sessions. The summer school will run on Saturdays from 3rd to 24th August with a showcase performance at the last session.

Book by Friday 19th July. For more information about the summer school, or to get an application form, please call 07545 603 954, or email Forms can also be accessed from the music centre’s Facebook page:

The South Leeds Music Centre offers low cost music lessons and ensembles for all ages and all abilities. The SLMC offers lessons on keyboard, woodwind, strings, drums and singing, with new opportunities being added all the time. The SLMC Runs on Saturday mornings at the South Leeds CLC in Beeston during school term time.