Music groups

The KMS Youth Ensembles are meeting weekly throughout the Autumn 2020 term. Please see our Latest News to check current arrangements.


We offer a vast array of different groups to suit every style, instrument and grade.  Browse our selection of orchestras, bands and ensembles to determine which would suit you best. Then come along for a free trial session - we can’t wait to meet you! Apply online for ensembles

Groups rehearse for ten weeks per school term at our after school music centres.

We hold a concert at the end of each term and aim to provide a variety of different performance platforms each year.  All groups are open to new members regardless of whether or not you are having lessons through Kingston Music Service.

Suggested music groups

Here are our suggested music groups for you:

Percussion group - UpBeat 

We are thrilled to announce the launch of UpBeat - a new percussion group for Key Stage 2 students (Years 3-6). Inspired by the hit West End show Stomp, group members will learn how to use household objects as percussion instruments, creating everything from samba rhythms on saucepans to rumba with a rolling pin and fabulous grooves on graters! With expert tuition from an experienced KMS percussion tutor, students will develop rhythm, sightreading and ensemble skills in a fun and relaxing environment. The group is led by drums and percussion tutor Tom Early.

Apply to join UpBeat

Music groups for adults

We run a Wind Orchestra and online music theory lessons for adults.  Find out more about adult music groups.

Music Technology classes

We run music technology classes for young people from ages 8 upwards at Hook Road Studio.  Find out more about music technology groups.


Fees for activity groups and applying to join

  • The joining fee for each group is £72 per term.
  • You can also apply for an "Activity Passport" for more than one activity (including music theory classes) at £110 per term.
  • A family discount of 50 percent is available for siblings.
  • Membership for bursary students is free for the first year with a fee of £28.80 per term for subsequent years.

Before applying to join a music group please ensure you have read the terms and conditions at Kingston Music Service terms and conditions.

To apply for a music activity, please complete our online form. Once we have received your application we will contact you with further information, including how you can pay.

Apply for music groups 

If you have any queries, please contact us.