About The Music Workshop Company Celebrating 18 Years of Music Education
Here at the Music Workshop Company, we are passionate about music education and we’ve been supplying clients with fun, interactive, educational workshops since our launch in September 2002. Since that time we have supplied projects to schools, community groups, charities, event organisers and businesses all over England, Wales and Scotland. We have worked with over 150,000 participants from toddlers to grandparents in schools, shops, community centres, homes, conference centres and fields!
We work with you to create the project you want based on:
Required outcomes eg performance / recording / preparation for GCSE / AS /A-Level
Links to curriculum
Workshops start from £345.
Due to Covid-19, The Music Workshop Company will only be offering a limited number of workshops on site. A range of workshops are also available virtually. See our workshop pages for more information.
About our Music Workshops
We have standard workshops that are tailored to your needs or we love the challenge of creating new projects. Whether music is new to your organisation or you have a strong history of music participation, we can create a project that fits your needs: from a general introduction to a specific brief – our most specific brief was “we need a Junk Percussion Samba workshop on the theme of space!”
We know the value of having a record of your project so we are happy to for you to record the workshops / performances – audio, video or photograph.
Music Workshops throughout the UK
The Music Workshop Company administrative team are based in Hertfordshire, but we work with a wide range of musicians based all over the UK. Projects have taken us from Southampton to the Shetland Islands, from Anglesey to East Anglia.
All the Music Workshop Company musicians are professional music facilitators or workshop leaders. Many of our musicians also teach and perform at the highest levels as soloists, with their own ensembles, in recording sessions and with top orchestras. All have a wide experience of leading workshops and have Enhanced DBS / CRB checks which can be supplied.
Are Music Workshops suitable for you?
We have supplied projects to Primary schools, Secondary Schools, Young Offenders institutes, Youth Clubs, Event Organisers, Amateur choirs / orchestras, Leisure Centres, Hospitals, Museums and Summer Schools. We have supplied workshops to support G.C.S.E. and A-Level courses, for Arts weeks and Multi-cultural weeks, to supplement the National Curriculum, for Christmas parties, for festivals, for inset days, for drama projects, for conferences, for training days and careers days…. Why not contact us to discuss ideas for your next project?
Music Workshops tailored for you
The Music Workshop Company will tailor the project to your requirements making the event relevant to you and your student, staff or clients' needs. If you have a specific project in mind or would like us to create a unique project for you and your students / staff / clients, please contact us - we look forward to hearing from you.
The Music Workshop Company Team
Maria Thomas, Founder & Artistic Director
Maria is passionate about Music Education and splits her time between The Music Workshop Company (both behind the scenes & running workshops) & her role as Principal Lecturer in Entrepreneurship & Strategy for the Music Department in the School of Creative Arts at the University of Hertfordshire.
Maria studied at Trinity College of Music (now Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music & Dance) before starting her career at The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden in the Orchestra Office. In 2002, she left The Royal Opera House to set up The Music Workshop Company.
Since 2002, Maria has worked on projects with a range of Arts organisations and Artists / Ensembles including English Sinfonia, St Albans Arts (STARTS), Stan Tracey, Manning Camerata, ViolinSchool, Simon Hewitt Jones & the Haiyan Recital Series. Maria was a Founding Director & later Festival Manager of the Hatfield House Chamber Music Festival, working alongside Guy Johnston, the Artistic Director.
Maria's favourite gig was a performance she organised by the Manning Camerata at the Louvre, Paris. An amazing setting for a concert with the wonderful Alexandra Kurzak as soloist.
We create musical workshops for all ages, abilities and occasions. To book or if you have any questions, email us using the form below and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.