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Windsor Music Centre

Berkshire Maestros' Windsor Music Centre runs music lessons, choirs and instrumental ensembles for children and young adults in the Windsor and Maidenhead area. Our learners come from as far away as High Wycombe, Beaconsfield, Ascot and Egham. Based at Dedworth Middle School in Windsor, the centre benefits from excellent facilities including several teaching rooms and a larger ensemble room, as well as a Saturday morning tuck shop.

The centre is a buzzing environment with high quality music education at its heart, providing young people with a safe and friendly environment to learn and make new friends.

To find us, please enter the Dedworth Middle School site from Smiths Lane. There is usually ample parking on site, but do please drive very slowly. The Music Centre Office is in the top right hand corner of the playground. If you are visiting during school teaching hours, please sign in at the Dedworth Middle School Reception first.

Due to the coronavirus situation, Windsor Music Centre is currently closed and we are running music centre lessons and ensembles online. We aim to reopen the music centre as soon as we are safely able to do so, based upon the latest regulations issued by government.

Windsor Music Centre

Lessons

At Windsor Music Centre we deliver lessons after school and at the weekends in a wide range of instruments and styles to suit all (subject to the availability of our teachers). We have teaching rooms of varying sizes to run the lessons in and parents can wait in our reception area if necessary.

Lessons are fun and interactive and provide children with the skills and knowledge to become excellent musicians. Sessions are tailored to individual needs and can build up to music examinations or simply focus on the enjoyment of playing. It might also be possible to hire an instrument from us if you are interested in lessons but don't own an instrument (subject to availability and our usual terms and conditions of instrument hire).

Find out more about the range of lessons we offer.

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Ensembles

As well as lessons, Windsor Music Centre provides an opportunity for young musicians to join a wide variety of musical ensembles. These range from Early Years classes with Mini Maestros, through beginner bands to the most advanced ensembles in each area. Opportunities are available for string ensembles, wind ensembles, brass bands, percussion ensembles, choirs and guitar bands. Classes in music theory are available to those wanting to improve their academic music knowledge.

Ensembles provide a perfect opportunity for young musicians to enjoy playing as part of a team, improving and enhancing many areas of their learning. Their knowledge of repertoire will be extended and they will learn more about techniques and musicality.

Ensembles also enable young musicians to come together to share a joint passion and create new lasting friendships.

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        KEY: Beginner Ensembles
ENSEMBLE OPPORTUNITIES AT WINDSOR MUSIC CENTRE
 
Strings
Groups Day Place Time Ability/Age
Maidenhead Magic String Band Tuesday Online 16.35 - 17.20 Beginner - Grade 2
Windsor Magic String Band Saturday Online 11.15 - 12.00 Beginner - Grade 2
Allegretto Strings Saturday Online 09.00 - 10.00 Grade 3 - 4 (by audition)
Presto Strings Saturday Online 08.30 - 10.00 Grade 5 - 8 (by audition)
         

Woodwind
Groups Day Place Time Ability/Age
Chinook Wind Band Saturday Online 09.55 - 10.55 Grade 1 - 3
Mistral Wind Band Saturday Online 08.30 - 10.00 Grade 3 - 5 (by audition)
Zephyr Wind Band Saturday Online 10.05 - 11.35 Grade 5+ (by audition)
East Berkshire Clarinet Choir Saturday Online 11.45 - 12.15 Grade 4 +
Pan Flutes Saturday Online 11.45 - 12.15 Grade 2+
Saxophone Group Saturday Currently suspended Currently suspended Grade 2+
Windsor Wacky Woodwind Saturday Online 09.00 - 09.45 Beginner - Grade 1
Windsor Pied Pipers Saturday Online 09.00 - 09.30 Beginner - Grade 1
Double Reed Ensemble Wednesday Currently suspended Currently suspended Grade 3+
         

Brass
Groups Day Place Time Ability/Age
Buzzin' Brass (from Jan 2020) Friday Currently suspended Currently suspended Beginner
Symphonic Brass Wednesday Currently suspended Currently suspended Grade 4+ (by audition)
         

Percussion
Groups Day Place Time Ability/Age
Junior Percussion Tuesday Online 17.00 - 17.30 Beginner - Grade 2
Senior Percussion Ensemble Wednesday Currently suspended Currently suspended Age 12 Grade 5+ (by audition)
         

Guitar
Groups Day Place Time Ability/Age
Windsor Strum Squad Saturday Online Online Beginner
Windsor Guitar Musicianship Saturday Online 09.30 - 10.15 Grade 1 - Grade 2
Windsor Guitar Band Saturday Online 10.20 - 11.05 Grade 2 - Grade 5
         

Jazz
Groups Day Place Time Ability/Age
EB Jazz Training Orchestra Thursday WiMC Hall 16.30 - 17.30 Grade 2 - 4 (by audition)
EB Jazz Orchestra Thursday WiMC Hall 17.45 - 18.45 Grade 5+ (by audition)
         

Choirs/Musicianship/Theory
Groups Day Place Time Ability/Age
Children's Choir Saturday Online 09.30 - 10.00 Year 1 - 3
Young Singers Saturday Online 10.15 - 10.45 Year 4+
Theory Saturday WiMC Room 6 12.15 - 13.00  
         

Soundstage
Opportunities for Guitarists, Drummers, Singers and Keyboard Players to experience being part of a Rock Band. Find out more about Berkshire Maestros Soundstage here
Groups Day Place Time Ability/Age
Drums/Guitar/Piano/Vocals Wednesday Currently suspended Currently suspended N/A
         

Mini Maestros
Fun and lively music classes for children aged 0 – 7 years old with lots of singing and dancing to live music, and playing instruments. Find out more about Berkshire Maestros Mini Maestros here
Groups Day Place Time Ability/Age
Beat Keepers Saturday Online 09.15 - 09.45 Ages 3 - 4 Years old
Song Keepers Saturday Online 09.55 - 10.25 Reception
Rhythm Makers Saturday Online 10.35 - 11.05 Year 1
Music Makers Saturday Online 11.15 - 11.45 Year 2
Royal Borough Children's Choir on Saturday 09.30 - 10.15 is FREE to Mini Maestros students at appropriate stage.

Contact Information:

Lucy Burden - Music Centre Coordinator

01753 306761

windsor@berkshiremaestros.org.uk

Windsor Music Centre, Dedworth Middle School,
Smith's Lane, Windsor, SL4 5PE

Office Opening Hours:

Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 3.30pm - 8.00pm
Thursday Closed
Friday 3.30pm - 5.30pm
Saturday 9.00am - 12.00pm

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Please note that these are general hours only. There will be occasions when the office is not staffed. If you need to pop in it is best to call or email first to ensure that someone will be in.

Please be aware the Music Centre is not open during school holidays. If you wish to drop off an instrument during the school holidays you may do so at Reading Music Centre.

Access and Parking at Dedworth School

Parents are not be permitted on Dedworth Middle School Site during school hours (before 3.30pm), unless they have signed in at the Main Reception and are escorted by a Berkshire Maestros staff member. This is due to Child Protection Regulations.

Please drive responsibly whilst on the site and adhere to the one way system, this is in place for everyone’s safety and in particular pedestrians.

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