Drybrook & District Male Voice Choir are an old established (1948) choir with their own choir room (and a members’ bar!). With a dynamic new Musical Director the choir is moving forward in an exciting direction but we are very keen to welcome new members of all ages. We meet weekly on Wednesdays, 7.30-9.30pm. £10 monthly. Drybrook & District Male Voice Choir Room (in front of Drybrook Methodist Church), Hawthorns Rd, Drybrook, GL17 9BX. Contact Anita Chaloner on 01594 821207 or 07565 909492, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are a new, friendly group for people who enjoy singing or just want to sing for fun. No experience necessary and no need to be able to read music. We hope to cover a wide range of songs. All ages and abilities welcome. 7.30- 9.15pm, Mondays, ongoing, £2 per session. Drybrook & District Male Voice Choir Room (in front of Drybrook Methodist Church), Hawthorns Rd, Drybrook, GL17 9BX. Contact Anita Chaloner on 01594 821207 or 07565 909492, or email email@example.com.
Love the guitar? Have you wanted to play? Or would like to improve? My name is Nick and I’m a Guitar Tutor living in the Forest of Dean. I have 30 years experience playing the guitar and song writing. £25 for 1 hour, £90 for 5 lessons bought in advance. Mondays to Firdays, 10am-6pm. Contact Nick on 07899 672718, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Not sure if it’s for you? First 30 minute lesson is FREE!!
The Forest Flute Choir welcomes all flute players, regardless of age of ability; no tricky auditions. All you need is a flute, a music stand and a sense of humour! We meet approximately fortnightly during term time and play a great variety of musical styles. We raise money for local and national causes. We are relaxed and friendly. Annual membership of £20/£12. We meet 2pm- 4 pm, Sundays on April 23, May 7, June 4 & 25, July 9 (5 rehearsal dates between April and July). Parkend Memorial Hall, Fancy Road, Parkend, GL15 4JA. Contact Fiona Crawley on 01594 563079, email email@example.com, website www.forestflutechoir.co.uk.
Book four Taster Lessons at half price to see if it’s for you! I have been teaching all my life and keep my ideas up to date. Forget the grind of unimaginative music lessons; every lesson is a challenge and a pleasure. Join the musical world and enrich your life. £25 per 45-60 minutes, lessons to suit you. Beginners welcome as well as the more advanced. Marsh Way, Sling, Coleford, GL16 8JN. Contact Dorothy Wilson on 01594 810820 or 07886 491801, email firstname.lastname@example.org, Facebook page Dorothy Wilson Piano, website DEWPiano.co.uk.
Anyone aged 11-16 (beginner or experienced musicians) can enjoy making music at The Music Works’ Afterschool Club and Studio Sessions at SoundSpace Studios, Cinderford. Try out instruments, play in a band, use music technology. 11-18 year olds can also book sessions for very low prices. £2 per person per hour, Mondays 3-4.30pm (club), 3-6pm (studio session), ongoing. Causeway Road, Cinderford, GL14 2AF. Contact Mark Bick on 01594 836418, email MBick@themusicworks.org.uk, website www.themusicworks.org.uk.
SoundSpace offers four practice rooms and a recording studio for hire for bands, singers, solo artists of any age, at highly competitive prices. The studio is situated on The Forest High School site in Causeway Road, Cinderford, and is run by the charity The Music Works. Over 18s: £8-10, under 18s: £2-£7. Various dates available. Causeway Road, Cinderford, GL14 2AF. Contact Mark Bick on 01594 825124, email email@example.com, website www.themusicworks.org.uk
If you want to learn/make music or develop your skills using music technology, The Music Works’ Audio-Base Saturday sessions at SoundSpace Studios, Cinderford, could be for you. Create, record and jam with others and learn music technology helped by session leaders who are musicians and industry professionals. 11am-1pm, every Saturday during term time, ongoing. £3,£5 or £6. SoundSpace Studios, Causeway Road, Cinderford, GL14 2AF. Contact Anita Holford or Beth Blowers, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit our website, www.themusicworks.org.uk
Singing for Breathing is for people diagnosed with COPD and other lung conditions. It’s a fun way to help your breathing & confidence. All levels of ability welcome. No previous experience of singing is required. You don’t even have to think that you can sing! £3 or what you can afford. Free for some conditions. 2-3 pm, Thursdays, + cuppa and chat time, starting from 14th September for a minimum of 12 weeks. Lydney Community Centre, Naas Lane, Lydney, GL15 5AT. Contact Kirsty Abraham on 08906 789683, email email@example.com, website www.blf.org.uk/support-for-you/singing-for-lung-health/join-a-group
If you would like to learn a brass instrument age is no barrier. We welcome children from 8 years of age and adults of any age. An instrument will be provided for you and if you don’t read music we will teach you how to do that as well. £1.00 per week 6.30 pm to 8 pm all year round, with a break for holidays. Lydbrook Bandroom, Upper Lydbrook, GL17 9LQ. Contact Robert Morgan on 01594 860944 or 07796 442463, email firstname.lastname@example.org, website lydbrookband.co.uk
Lydbrook Band is the only Championship Section Band in the Forest of Dean. If you would like to develop as a player in the Championship Section or if you have played in a Championship Section Band before, please get in touch. Subscriptions to be agreed. Sundays 6.30 pm, Wednesdays 7.45 pm ongoing, with a break for holidays. Lydbrook Bandroom, Upper Lydbrook, GL17 9LQ. Contact Robert Morgan on 01594 860944 or 07796 442463, email email@example.com, website lydbrookband.co.uk
Forest of Dean Male Voice Choir is a group of friendly people with a great camaraderie. They sing to raise money for various charities and also at weddings, birthdays, funerals and other events. They offer free taster sessions at their practices. No auditions! New members are encouraged and helped to achieve and enjoy, and are not expected to join public performances until they are ready. 7.30-9.15pm, Monday & Friday evenings except bank holidays. Full membership – £2.50 per week. West Dean Community Centre, Bream, Forest of Dean. Contact Janet Hart on 01594 542671 or 07730 885395, email firstname.lastname@example.org, website www.forestofdeanmalevoicechoir.org.uk.
Craziest open uke nights ever. Open to all, no ability required, ukes to borrow, singers other instruments, everyone welcome! Great PA system for any brave soloists. 2017 dates: 11th October and 20th December, 8pm, FREE. (2018 dates TBA). Just come along or contact Claire, email Clairenkit@rocketmail.com or check out our Facebook Page Lydbrook Ukulele Club. Free, 8pm onwards, Lydbrook & District Community Social Club, Central Lydbrook, Lydbrook, GL17 9PP (opposite Central Stores). Contact Claire Smart on Clairenkit@rocketmail.com or just come along.
Come singing for pleasure with a friendly bunch at the Garden Café, Lower Lydbrook, and sometimes other venues. All kinds of songs and harmonies, taught by ear. Anyone welcome, whatever your voice is like, and whether you’ve sung lots before or never. 7-9pm, Wednesdays, ongoing from 20th September. £6 on the door, £25 for a five-week block in advance. The Garden Cafe, The Malthouse, Lower Lydbrook, GL17 9NN. Contact Kirsty Abraham on 07905 789683, email email@example.com, website www.gardencafe.co.uk (singing page).
Start your week with the pleasure of singing with others, in a light airy venue in Brains Green on Monday afternoons. Any kind of voice welcome. You can be new to singing, or have sung lots before. Come for a free session to try it out. 2-4pm, 10 weeks with half term break starting 18th September, £45 or £6 on the door. Millers Farm Barnspace, Brains Green, Blakeney, GL15 4AP. Contact Sue Carruthers at Artspace on 01594 825111, email firstname.lastname@example.org or Kirsty Abraham (course tutor) on 07905 789683, email email@example.com, website artspacecinderford.org