Open Day Invitation

Saturday 25 March 2023

Potential young players are welcome to come along on Saturday the 25th of March any time between 9:30 and 11:30am. Visitors can take the opportunity to have a look round, find out what we do and have a go on Clarinet, Trumpet or Violin. No experience is necessary, just bring along plenty of enthusiasm and a passion for making music. New members wishing to join us will be able to start from scratch in a new group from the Summer Term, with up to half a term free of charge. Young players with existing experience will be directed into one of our established ensembles. Please see our contact page for directions and links for further information.

New Term September 2022

Dear members of the Northallerton Music Centre

On behalf of our staff and myself, welcome back to the new academic year.  Although it starts with the sad passing of Her Majesty the Queen, we will continue as normal with our planned start on Saturday the 17th of September.  We do recognise and understand however, that some members and members’ families may be participating in acts of remembrance elsewhere.

On a more positive note, we are delighted this week to welcome Noga Ritter and Camilo Majura, visiting professional musicians that will lead the ‘Sounding Out’ – Thirsk project taking place over the October half term break.  This Saturday as taster sessions, they will give some of our members the opportunity to enjoy the invigorating styles and flavours of Latin American music. Think rhythm and fun!

Some of you may know that I have just recently taken over the reins as centre manager and as such I would just like to take a moment to introduce myself. My name is Garrie Harvey and I’ve been teaching for more years than I care to remember, mainly in Kent and the London Borough of Bexley.  Following a relatively recent move back to the north east, I currently share a class teaching role at Barnard Castle and work a couple of days a week for NYMS.  Originally, I studied Euphonium, Piano and Conducting at Leeds, but like a lot of musicians, I’m now more of a jack of all trades.  Although my journey in music education is a long one, I am proud to still be absolutely committed to improving access to making music for all.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns,  or any ideas that you think would benefit the centre and the development of our fabulous young musicians.

I am very much looking forward to meeting you all and making music.

Kind regards

Garrie Harvey

Music Lessons

Music Lessons –  a message from the Music Service:

The Music Service is continuing to support pupils instrumental studies by offering online tuition. If you are already having tuition but have not signed up for online lessons you can register by contacting us at

If you were having private lessons but these have had to stop you can also join for lessons for a limited period by contacting us at the same email address.

VE Day Concert Monday 30th March 2020 – POSTPONED

This event has now been postponed to a later date.

North Yorkshire Music Service is commemorating VE Day in a concert on Monday 30th March 2020 at Harrogate Conference Centre starting at 7.15pm.

It will feature County Ensembles, Music Centre Ensembles and students from various schools across the county.

For more details and to book tickets, please follow the link below.

Easter Concerts 2020 – POSTPONED

Concerts have been postponed to a later date tbc

Our Music Centre Concerts are as follows:

Saturday 21st March 2020 at 11am – Senior Ensembles

Saturday 28th March 2020 at 11am – Junior Ensembles

Both concerts are at Northallerton School and Sixth Form College, DL6 1DD. Refreshments and raffle tickets available from 10.30am.

Hope to see you there!

Easter Concerts 2019

Our Easter Concerts are on

Saturday 30th March at 11am at Music Centre for Junior Strings / Choir / Orchestra and Senior Strings / Choir / Orchestra

Saturday 6th April at 11am at Music Centre for Junior Brass / Woodwind / Band, Guitars, The Banned, Senior Jazz / Windband