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Music clubs - theory is fun!

CAMS Music Trust runs after-school Music Clubs. These are great opportunities to supplement young musicians’ education – whether they are already learning an instrument and don’t find time to do the accompanying theory – or whether they just want to broaden their musical horizons in the company of other, like-minded, musicians.  

Music Clubs are 90-minute, fun-packed sessions of musical activity - open to all children and young people aged 7-18. Activities include:

Most students join as beginners and all that is required is a willingness to learn and join in.

We also recommend that participants join one of the other CMT ensembles available on the same day

St. Matthews Music Club

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Instrumental and Vocal Courses

CAMS Music Trust run series of workshops, masterclasses, ensemble opportunities on a variety of instruments catering for all ages and abilities – spread over the year.


Feedback from CMT Instrumental Day participants

“The choice of workshops was excellent and so was the tuition. Absolutely first class!”

“I enjoyed it and think the teachers were all superb and very friendly.”

The all ages, all abilities format worked wonderfully with the clever arrangements and skills of the animators to create a remarkable atmosphere”

“I am staggered by the opportunity you are giving children and want to let you know how much it is appreciated.”

“I just wanted to say what a great day I had on Saturday. It was really lovely to meet so many keen musicians of all ages, and have the combination of expert forums and come-and-try sessions.”

“A truly wonderful and inspiring day”

“It is difficult to believe that this was achieved by only spending £20.00 for each one of them [children] for the day. Excellent value for money!”

Recorder Day

 with Michael Copley, Yuzuru Yamashiro

Sun 5th Feb  0930 -1530  St. Matthews Primary School CB1 2LD

You are invited to explore new repertoire, learn more about your instrument, and improve your playing and sight-reading. Participants will have the opportunity to join duos, trios, quartets, quintets and sextets. An expert accompanist will be on hand to coach solo performers.

Download the Recorder Day Brochure

World Music Day - with Jon Banks

Sun 26th Feb  1000 – 1530  St. Matthews School CB1 2LD

Jon Banks, Anglia Ruskin University Ethnomusicology Lecturer and World Music Ensemble Leader, invites all instrumentalists (Grade V and above) to enjoy playing the exhilarating dance melodies of Eastern European Klezmer, gain an insight into fascinating Mediterranean and Arabic rhythms and try some gentle improvisation.

Download the World Music Day Day Brochure

Cello Day - with Lowri Blake

Sun 5th March □ 1000 – 1730 □ St. Matthews Primary School CB1 2LD

Come and enjoy a cello workshop day with internationally-renowned cellist Lowri Blake - teacher and director of ‘Cellos at Belle Serre’. Day includes Technical Workout, Cello Ensemble, Master Class, Performance and Polishing. Lowri welcomes cellists of all levels of experience from approximately Grade VII level up to diploma standard. Pianist provided.

Download the Cello Day Brochure

Flute Day

 with Michael Copley, Yuzuru Yamashiro

Sun 12th March  0930 – 1530  St. Matthews School CB1 2LD

You are invited to explore new repertoire, learn more about your instrument, and improve your playing and sight-reading. Participants will have the opportunity to join duos, trios, quartets, quintets and sextets. An expert accompanist will be on hand to coach solo performers.

Download the Flute Day Brochure