Inspiring Music

Inspiring Music is the Music Service of Central Bedfordshire, offering tuition and music making opportunities in schools and in the community.

Inspiring Music’s vision is to help people at all stages of life to participate in and enjoy music, supporting individuals in reaching their full potential in developing musical skills.

We hope that this website will show you some of the musical opportunities available to you or your school.


Biggleswade Music Centre Open Morning!

Come along to Biggleswade Music Centre Open Morning! It is running from 9:15am at Biggleswade Academy, this Saturday, 26th April. We are offering three sessions for all abilities: Keyboard Group, Brass Group and Guitar Group A short performance at 11:45 will take place sharing what we have worked on throughout the morning!  
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Double Reed Day

Double Reed Day Sunday 1 June 2014 Birmingham Conservatoire are inviting double reed musicians to bring their instruments and participate in the annual Double Reed Day! Admission is free, but registration is necessary. For more information about this event and to register please visit their website.   Please note: This event is not run by […]
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Opera Live Screenings at Leighton Buzzard Theatre

Benvenuto Cellini Live Screening Tues 17th June 7pm With its stunning visual and musical set pieces, Berlioz’s first completed opera is based on the autobiography of celebrated 16th century goldsmith and sculptor Benvenuto Cellini. Two entwined plots – Cellini’s love for Teresa and his triumphant fulfilment of a commission to cast a bronze statue of […]
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Fanfare 2014

            The fanfare competition is run annually by The Royal Opera House. Bedfordshire has had muchsuccess with this competition through work at Burgoyne Middle School. Over the last 5 years that the competition has been running, pupils from Burgoyne Middle School have won in four of the years. In 2010, they had three of the […]
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Great British Music Camp!

Music Camp for all instruments and styles! 10th-16th August 2014 at the Clonter Theatre, Cheshire: Flyer To find out more: Website   Please Note: This Band Camp event is independent to Inspiring Music.
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Leighton Buzzard Oxjam Music Festival

Inspiring Music has made several appearances in this year’s Oxjam Music Festival at Leighton Buzzard throughout March. Soloists performed at Leighton Middle School in an Instrumental Evening, a Wind Band Concert took place at Cedars Upper School, there was a Spring Concert at Vandyke Upper School attended by Leighton Linslade Music Centre, and ‘The Peacemakers’ was […]
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Karl Jenkins – The Peacemakers

South Bedfordshire Youth Voices joined up with The Linsdale Singers on Saturday 29th March in Leighton Buzzard to perform ‘The Peacemakers’. The Peacemakers was written in 2011 by Karl Jenkins and is dedicated to the memory of all those who lost their lives during armed conflict. It features speeches made by Gandhi, Mandela, Martin Luther […]
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Our New Home

Inspiring Music Offices and Music Library have moved! We have successfully moved to House 3 at Houghton Lodge in Ampthill. Please see our Contact Us page for our new address, map and directions. Contact numbers and emails remain the same.
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Well Done Niamh!

Well Done to Niamh! Tutored by Mrs Naylor, Niamh is a year 10 Flautist at Redborne Upper School. She has recently achieved a Distinction in her Grade 7 exam and came 2nd place at the Bedford Festival. After several rounds, Niamh got through to the District Finals at the beginning of March. Pictured below is Niamh at the District Finals playing Bozza […]
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Inspiring Music Parent/Carer Survey

Many parents will have received their child’s instrumental lesson report. We hope you are pleased with your child’s progress and your child’s teacher is looking forward to seeing you at the parent’s evening. If you would like to give us feedback on your child’s instrumental lessons, please click on the link below for the feedback […]
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BBC Proms

It’s not too late to enter the BBC Proms Inspire Young Composers’ Competition Now in its sixteenth year, the BBC Proms Inspire Young Composers’ Competition provides a platform for budding composers aged 12 to 18 years old across the UK, offering what most composers only dream of – the chance to have their music played […]
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Family Creative day

   Family Creative Day! Saturday 24 May, 10.00am – 3.00pm, Chetham’s School of Music  This is a day for all the family! Come along to Chetham’s and take part in a variety of music making workshops (including junk percussion, vocal and body percussion and using music apps), before creating your very own family compositions. We […]
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Culture and Education Conference

Conference for Culture in Bedfordshire

© ROH/Paul Starr2014 On 26 February 2014, 80 representatives from schools and cultural organisations across Bedfordshire and Luton came together to explore ways to bring great culture to the young people of the region in the inaugural Bedfordshire and Luton Culture and Education Conference, held at the Rufus Centre Flitwick. “Our goal was to build a […]
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Early Years workshop

‘Music in your Early Years Setting’ will explore ways of using music and movement with babies and young children. This free-of-charge workshop will be held from 4-6pm on 24th February at: Tithe Farm Primary School, Tithe Farm Road, Houghton Regis, Beds  LU5 5JB For further details please see this poster.
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