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Welcome to South Herts Music Centre (formerly Potters Bar Music Centre)

We are a centre for all things musical in South Herts and the surrounding areas; and are part of the wider Hertsmere, Welwyn and Hatfield region. Here you will find all the information you need about learning a musical instrument and joining an ensemble at South Herts Music Centre.

Young people can begin and continue their musical journey in any discipline with us.

Ukulele club now available - starting Saturday 8 June

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Take a look below, for information on how to register for our individual lessons and ensembles or to find an ensemble to suit your needs.

We're open for lessons and group activities on Saturdays during term time.

Individual lessons - what we offer

We offer individual music lessons across a range of instruments:

  • Piano
  • Brass: cornet, trumpet, French horn and trombone
  • Classical and electric guitars
  • Drums
  • Singing
  • Strings: violin, viola and cello
  • Woodwind: flute, clarinet and saxophone
Individual lesson costs
 Lesson type Cost per lesson Termly cost
 Individual 20 minute £16.00   £176.00
 Individual 30 minute £24.00  £264.00

If your circumstances change and you want to withdraw from lessons, please let us know by filling in the lessons withdraw form. This needs to be completed by the dates specified in section 11, of our terms and conditions, to avoid being charged a late notice administration fee.

Group lessons and ensembles

Group lessons and ensembles are a great way for musicians to play with others and learn collaboratively.

  • String Ensemble - 9.00am - 9.40am
  • Key Stage 2 Music Makers - 9.00am - 9.40am
  • Guitar Ensemble 10.20am - 11.00am
Group lesson and ensemble costs
Lesson typeLesson durationTermly cost
Chamber ensemble 40 minute  £59.00

HMS ensemble membership

For £109 per term your child can join as many ensembles as they want, in any centre. This means that if they do any more than two ensembles you begin to save money and all additional ensembles after two are essentially free. 

Centre details

Dame Alice Owen's School
Dugdale Hill Lane
Potters Bar
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01707 270025

Saturdays only, 8.30am – 1.00pm

Music Development Lead: Katharine Carter 

Regional Manager: Tom Bunting 

Centre Business and Admin Manager: Oliver Milne

Drop-off and pick-up

  • Please drop your child off inside the centre if they are Key Stage 2 or below.
  • Please collect your child from inside the centre if they are Key Stage 2 or below.
  • Parents and carers are welcome to wait inside the building.
  • If you leave the building, please ensure that you return to collect your child promptly by the end of their lesson time.