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Berkshire Maestros - Reading

Berkshire Maestros, the lead organisation of the Berkshire Music Hub, offers the highest quality musical education delivering instrumental and singing lessons in schools across the county and at music centres in Reading, Bracknell, Wokingham, Newbury and Windsor. Tuition covers all instrumental families; brass, guitar, keyboard, percussion, strings, woodwind and voice, across a wide range of styles and genres, including composition and music technology. We provide group music-making opportunities and ensembles for all instruments and skill levels beginning with Early Years Mini Maestros groups for pre-school children, into beginner bands and chamber groups, and culminating in county youth orchestras and choirs. We provide inspirational musical activities and opportunities which enable children and young people to achieve their potential and develop confidence, self-esteem and a life-long love of music.

Some of our events are open to everyone and we provide discounted prices to older people.  Please visit our Ticket Source website for further details.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Catherine Wilkins
Contact Position
Music Centre Manager
Telephone
0118 901 2366
E-mail
marketing@berkshiremaestros.org.uk
Website
https://www.berkshiremaestros.org.uk/index.html

Where to go

Name
Reading Music Centre
Address
Stoneham Court
100 Cockney Hill
Tilehurst
Reading
Berkshire
Postcode
RG30 4EZ

Time / Date Details

Time of day
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Session Information
We provide many ensemble opportunities
mainly on Fridays and Saturdays. Our more advanced orchestras rehearse on different nights of the week and also on some Sundays. Please see our website to find out more about ensembles and lessons at Reading Music Centre.

Other Details

Costs

Is there a charge for
using this service?
Yes
Details
Please see our website for our latest fees.
Wheelchair accessible?
Yes

Availability

Referral required
No
Other notes

Mission Statement:        
Berkshire Maestros is the lead organisation of the Berkshire Music Education Hub. Through our passion for music making, creativity, expertise and excellence, we aim to deliver the highest quality musical education to meet the aspirations and needs of every child, young musician, school and music leader in Berkshire. We aim to inspire and empower our young musicians and create life-enhancing, enjoyable and sustainable musical opportunities through providing first access and coherent, progressive pathways and enable our community to achieve their potential, develop and celebrate through music. We will consistently fulfil our promise of ‘Teaching Music, Changing Lives’ through delivering outstanding value, continuous innovation and exceptional quality - we will bring the best to everyone we reach.

Core Values:

  • Ambition and access for every child and young person
  • Excellence in practice
  • Commitment to our partnerships and community working
  • Respect, professionalism and investment in our colleagues
  • Effective and evolving  communication
  • Positive and proactive approach
  • Determination to drive continuous improvement and embrace change

This information has been collected from third party providers therefore the Reading Services Guide, Reading Borough Council (RBC) and Brighter Futures for Children (BFfC) cannot accept responsibility for the accuracy of this information and recommends that parents, carers, young people, residents and professionals check with providers regarding DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) and OFSTED registrations and CQC registrations. Information collected by Reading Service Guide; is used solely to implement and supply the Family Information Service (FIS), Special Educational Needs & Disabilities - Reading's Local Offer, Adults & Carers Support Group and Reading Youth.