Hanson Community Arts

music for everyone

Hanson Arts Logo and Text

Promoting excellence in music education.

Making music fun,  accessible and inclusive.

Make music together

Whether you play or sing and whatever level you are at – beginner to beyond Grade 8 – you will find a music groups for you.

Image of String Group
Image of String Group

be inspired

 Our groups are run professional musicians with years of experience playing,  conducting and education.

We will help you to develop your music making and keep it fun!

Hanson Community Arts is as a not-for-profit organisation. 

Please subscribe to support us and help us to keep on providing quality music making for the community.

Hanson Community Arts provides opportunities for community music making through our education and outreach programmes.

We provide free instruments and lessons, run a Community Orchestra, Choir, Wind Band, Big Band, Orchestral String Group, Ukulele Group, Jazz Improvisation and Music Theory Class.

Our ‘Future Stars’ programme supports excellence in music performance and has provided fine professional instruments to deserving young players.

Past recipients have gone on to lead in the National Childrens Orchestras, National Youth Orchestras, the Hallé Youth Orchestra and study at or be employed by some of the top Conservatoires including the Royal College of Music, London.

Music centre timetable


17:45 – 18:45

Junior Band

Our Wednesday night Wind and Brass group – aimed at those just getting started. Lots of playing and lots of fun!

19:00 – 20:45


A friendly orchestra playing serious music in an enjoyable way – aimed at those that are grade 5 and above


09:10 – 09:50

Baby & Toddler Music Sessions

Live musicians, interactive music making for little people, lots of old favourite songs and rhymes and a few new ones too

18:00 – 19:15

Community Choir

A friendly choir where everybody is welcome to come and sing in harmony – no need to be able to read music!

19:30 – 21:30

Jazz Collective

A relaxed enviroment to learn the language of jazz, try some improvisations and play some jazzy tunes


18:30 – 19:45

Friday Strings

Players of all levels are welcome.  Classical repotoire with a focus on developing techniques and style.


09:00 – 09:30

Pre-Instrumental Music Classes

The perfect introduction to the language of music – lots of singing, rhythms and rhymes for children aged 4-6

09:00 – 10:15

Saturday Strings

Not your usual music centre string group!   All our music is written especially for the group with every player in mind.   Great fun and also challenging for players of all stages and all ages.

Players range from beginners to beyond grade 8, and from very young to a ‘fair bit’ older.  

10:30 – 11:30


Learn to play chords you never new existed and a few more

11:45 – 12:45

Little big band

An entry into the world of jazz and big band playing – all ages and stages welcome!

Find Us

Hanson Musical Instruments

Units 2 & 3 Warehouse Hill


West Yorkshire


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