Suitable for:6 to 10, 11 to 16, 16+

With schools closed we need to keep our young musicians active and playing

We encourage you to hold a #gardengig at 4pm (anyday, everyday if you wish) to bring music and positivity to your community. Whether it be your child or you who plays, we want to lift spirits and keep our students practicing and performing.

Tag us in your videos on Twitter or Facebook and show the world that music is alive!

We ask that you be mindful of your neighbours and that your performance is gentle and soothing and if amplification is required that this is as minimal as possible.

You also need to ensure you are following the government's guidelines on social distancing.

Keep an eye on our social media and website for upcoming details of an exciting range of online learning tools, practical activities to support learning at home and virtual events to activate musical learning and fun across our city during this crisis.

Check out this video on Facebook to see what's happening


Want to learn an instrument? Ask your teacher about classes and after-school clubs. There are lots of music schools and private tutors in Sheffield too.

Sheffield Music Hub can help you explore the music that interests you. Their website lists a whole load of opportunities to make music with other people and to listen to live music, and it doesn’t matter if you play a musical instrument already or not – there are opportunities for established musicians and those starting from scratch.

If you’re interested in studying music the University of Sheffield’s Department of Music has a range of courses from composition through to performance, all within a world leading faculty.