Groups, ensembles and clubs

Enfield Music Service provides a range of opportunities for students learning instruments and for those wishing to sing in a choir or join a music club. Each group is for children of a particular age or ability level. Regular weekly rehearsals lead to a concert at the end of each term.

Our groups are open to all young people living in or attending school in Enfield. If your child has any special educational needs or there are issues which you think the tutor should be aware of, let us know on your application form (PDF).

For more information, see our fees and charges.

Saturday Singers (students in school years three to six) is from 10:20am to 11:20am at the Saturday Music Centre in Houndsfield Primary School, Park Suite Building. This involves singing songs in different styles from pop to musicals and other songs from around the world.

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Saturday keyboard group for Beginners (two terms of lessons to pre-grade 1) is from 9:15am to 10:15am at the Saturday Music Centre in Houndsfield Primary School, Park Suite Building.

Intermediate keyboard group (initial to grade 2) is from 10:20am to 11:20pm.

Keyboard band (grade 3 upwards) is from 11:30am to 12:30pm.

Students in all clubs learn pieces of music in different styles but play together as a group. Both groups perform in a concert at the end of each term. Students must bring their own keyboard. 

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Music theory classes are from 4:45pm to 7:15pm on Mondays at Enfield County Lower School. This leads to an Associated Board of The Royal Schools of Music grade 5 examination, which is a requirement for students wishing to take grade 6+ through the Associated Board Examinations.

Saturday music theory classes are at 10:45am and 12:05pm at the Saturday Music Centre in Houndsfield Primary School, Park Suite Building.

Saturday Music Centre clubs for students in school years one and two are from 9:15am to 10am and 11:30am to 12:15pm. They are perfect for students to join before they are old enough to play a musical instrument. They listen, sing and play percussion instruments.

Mini Music Makers are fun, educational music making sessions for children in reception class. Sessions are from 9:30am to 10am at our Saturday Music Centre. 

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These groups are for players of:

  • bassoon
  • cello
  • clarinet
  • double bass
  • flute
  • French horn
  • oboe
  • percussion
  • trombone
  • trumpet
  • tuba
  • viola
  • violin

Concert Orchestra (passed grades 4-6) is from 4:45pm to 6:15pm on Mondays at Enfield County Lower School. This large group of mixed instrumentalists rehearse altogether as well as in small sections under our team of experienced tutors. It is open to all string, brass, woodwind, drum kit and percussion players. It provides an introduction to orchestral playing and is an ideal training ground for those wishing to progress to the Enfield Youth Symphony Orchestra.

Enfield Youth Symphony Orchestra (passed grade 6+) is from 6:45pm to 9:15pm on Mondays at Enfield County Lower School. This high level orchestra plays a varied repertoire including many of the great classical as well as contemporary works. Entrance is by audition. For more information, email the team.

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Youth steel pan group at Bowes Primary School is from 4:15pm to 5:15pm on Thursdays. This is a junior group with no experience necessary.

Saturday steel pan group for young people is from 11:30am to 12:30pm at the Saturday Music Centre. Adult groups are Saturday from 10:15am to 11:15am. 

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Edmonton Strings (from two terms of tuition to grade 1 standard) is from 3:45pm to 4:45pm on Thursdays at Woodpecker Hall Academy. This is currently free to students who attend Woodpecker Hall. It is open to violin, viola, cello and double bass players. Pupils move up to intermediate strings when they have reached grade 2 standard.

Wednesday Strings (from two terms of tuition up to grade 1 standard) is from 3:30pm to 4:30pm on Wednesdays at Bowes School.

Beginner Strings (from two terms of tuition to grade 2 standard) is from 4:30am to 5:30pm on Tuesdays at Highlands Secondary School. It is open to violin, viola, cello and double bass players and is an ideal introduction to group music-making. Pupils move up to intermediate strings when they have reached grade 2 standard.

Intermediate Strings (grade 2+) is from 5:45pm to 6:45pm on Tuesdays at Highlands Secondary School. It is open to all violin, viola, cello and double bass players. Pieces are selected from a wide range of musical styles. Pupils move up to Concert Orchestra after intermediate strings. 

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Beginners ukulele club (students in school year two upwards, and their parents) is from 11:45am to 12:30pm at the Saturday Music Centre in Houndsfield Primary School, Park Suite Building. Players of all abilities welcome including absolute beginners. This club is free of charge to students from Houndsfield School.

Intermediate ukulele club from 9:25am to 10:10am. To join this group pupils must have already had ukulele tuition or been a member of the Beginners Ukulele Club for a minimum of three terms. This club is free to pupils from Houndsfield School.

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Enfield Training Band (from two terms of tuition up to grade 3) is from 4:45pm to 5:45pm on Tuesdays at Highlands Secondary School.

Southgate Training Band (from two terms of tuition up to grade 3) is from 3:45pm to 4:45pm on Wednesdays at West Grove Primary School.

Edmonton Training Band (two terms of tuition up to grade 3) is from 3.45pm to 4.45pm at St Edmund's School.

Concert Band (grades 3-5) is from 4:30pm to 6pm on Tuesdays at Highlands Secondary School. It is an ideal stepping stone for woodwind and brass players who have been to Training Band and aspire to Enfield Youth Wind Band.

Enfield Youth Wind Band (grade 5+) is from 6pm to 8pm on Tuesdays at Highlands Secondary School. It is for all woodwind, brass and percussion/drum kit and double bass players. This is a high standard band which plays a variety of styles, including jazz, music from the shows, classical and new works.

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