Frequently Asked Questions 

Are your workshops interactive? 
How many participants can take part in a workshop? 
How much do workshops 
Are your workshops interactive? 
Yes, all our workshops are interactive, involving the participants through playing instruments, singing, body percussion or dance. We tailor the participation to the ability of the participants. 
How many participants can take part in a workshop? 
We usually work with 25 - 35 participants in a workshop. To work with groups larger than 35, additional workshop leaders are required. 
Ideally our minimum number of participants would be 12. 
How much do workshops cost? 
Workshops usually start from £385 (no VAT payable) for a half day workshop (up to 3 hours, morning or afternoon) with one workshop leader. Whole day workshops typically start from £495 (no VAT payable). The quote you are given is fully inclusive and covers the musicians' time (planning, set up and workshop time), use of instruments (where relevant), travel costs and administration. 
Who are workshops suitable for? 
MWC workshops are suitable for all ages and abilities. We tailor the workshop to the needs and abilities of the participants. 
I have an idea for a workshop but it's not listed on your site. Can you deliver it? 
We have a network of experienced workshop leaders who are continually developing new workshops, so the workshops listed on our site are just a flavour of what we offer. We can create a workshop to fit your needs. Our most precise request so far has been a junk percussion composition Samba workshop on the theme of Space!  
How much notice do you need to deliver a workshop? 
We usually request 5 weeks notice for workshop bookings, but we can often supply at shorter notice. Please note that October, June and July are our busiest periods and so we may not be able to offer workshops in these months at short notice. 
How many sessions are included in a workshop? 
A half day workshop up to 3 hours (morning or afternoon) can be divided into up to 3 sessions and a whole day workshop can be divided into up to 7 sessions. 
How many workshop leaders run a workshop? 
Most of our workshops are led by one musicians working with up to 35 participants. Exceptions to this include our dance workshops which are led by 2 musicians - a caller and a performer and our Introduction to the Orchestra workshops which are led by 2 or 3 musicians. 
Are MWC musicians DBS checked? 
Yes, all MWC musicians have Enhanced DBS checks which can be supplied. Musicians bring their DBS check plus photographic ID to workshops. 
How is a workshop day organised? 
We plan the day around your needs, fitting around your timetable. We design the day around your breaks and can work towards an end of project performance. 
Where do you travel to? 
We deliver workshops across Britain. We have delivered workshops from Anglesey to East Anglia, Southampton to Shetland. 
Do you have a venue for workshops? 
No, we either deliver to the client's venue or we can arrange a venue for the project at an additional cost. 


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 120,000 participants from toddlers to grandparents in schools, shops, community centres, homes, conference centres and fields! 

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? 

Contact us 

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. 
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