Summer Music Courses Are Great Fun for Children


We offer training for both children and adults. You can learn any Orchestral or Band Instrument through instruction and Theory sessions.

Bands & Orchestras

The Saturday Strings, the Adult String Group, the Adult Band, the Friday Band, and the Monday Orchestra are all available to join.


For 4 – 7 year olds who do not yet play an instrument. Jump from one roundabout to the next in a carefully planned musical development.

Schools’ Peripatetic Service

Visiting instructors from Musicale provide woodwind, brass and piano lessons in schools in the Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire areas.


Our week long music programs that take place at select location across the UK during the summer holidays for your children to attend.

Musicale Shop

Our well-stocked music shop with everything a musician needs. Music, books, instruments, accessories and musical novelties.

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Musicale – Gill & David Johnston

Gill and David Johnston started Musicale in 1977. Their passion is to involve children in meaningful and, above all, enjoyable music making.

Many of their staff grew up attending Musicale, and now they are passing on their enthusiasm to the next generation of young musicians.

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What our Customers say

Musicale has made music accessible and relevant to our children, but most importantly of all it has provided an environment where it is fun to learn and make music!- Rebecca Mitchell
I just wanted to let you know that Ruth had a fantastic time on the Young Artists course and loved attending all the concerts too. Thank you for organising for her to attend and for “firing her up” to play music during this coming year.- Clare Harding
Thank you for such a wonderful week at Musicale- I really enjoyed every aspect of the course, and everyone was so friendly and welcoming despite the fact that I was “new” and hadn't been coming for half of my life.- Izzy Cocker
Just wanted to get in touch to say Molly had an absolute ball at the summer course in July. She is really fired up and practising like mad. It is extremely worrying! I thought we had got away without any of our children showing any urges to go into the music world, but it seems we might have misjudged Molly.- Tony Robb
My daughters really love Musicale in Cambridge. It is an action packed week, serious music making, serious FUN as well as making new friends. I am amazed at the parent concert at the end of the week how many orchestral pieces the children have learnt as well as the songs and percussion pieces. The team that lead the week are fantastic, extremely talented and good fun. My older daughter (age 15) is off to Harpenden this year but my ten-year-old daughter is staying in Cambridge and taking a friend with her - they can't wait.- Sophie Stafford
Our son has been attending Musicale courses since he was 9 years old. He began at Guildford and as his playing progressed he joined the Harpenden family of boarders. The professional inspirational staff manage to teach to a high standard whilst keeping a sense of fun throughout. Friendships forged over the years between the students remain supportive and true.I would recommend these courses to any parent of a musical child.Our son turns 18 this year so it is his last as a student. He hopes to return as a helper in the future Well done Gill, Dave and Caroline for creating a wonderful institution.- Michele Lines-Davies

The Music Leisure Centre

Offering opportunities to play in bands and orchestras with all genres of music from classical to popular on offer and concerts take place three times a year.

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Holiday Music Making

Play your instrument in one of the Musicale Summer Holidays for children in venues around the country.

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The Music Shop

A well stocked outlet selling sheet music for woodwind, brass, percussion, piano and string players and there is a fascinating music accessory section.

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At Musicale….

We believe that music-making: is enjoyable, develops confidence and commitment, encourages a disciplined approach, improves co-ordination, is linked to academic development, brings a sense of achievement, enhances performance skills, facilitates inclusion and opens up present and future opportunities.

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