Providing music education throughout Sheffield for over 20 years.

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Ridgeway Music is a Sheffield based music service which delivers instrumental tuition throughout Sheffield, Chesterfield and Barnsley. We provide a complete service, including individual instrumental lessons, ensemble opportunities, exam entries, instrument hire and classroom music lessons.

Spring 2021 Update

Online lessons are currently available!

In these unprecedented times we are pleased to confirm that lessons will continue to be available with your child's tutor online via zoom.

Please contact us via email to register your interest.

Latest updates

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Ridgeway Music Gala Christmas Showcase

Sunday 8th December 7pm - Merlin Theatre

Rehearsals have now begun for this terms showcase. Our programme is set to be filled with many festive treats, the band have been working hard and team percussion have got the sleigh bells a jingling!

The concert will feature solos, small ensembles, choir and of course the fantastic massed evening not to be missed! Ticket sales are through Eventbrite, please contact us for further information.

Instrumental Tuition 2019 - 2020

Are you interested in learning a musical instrument? Six week starter scheme forms are available to download below, or from your school office. 

Woodwind - Flute / Clarinet / Saxophone

Brass - Trumpet / Trombone / Horns

Strings - Violin / Cello

Guitar - Acoustic / Classical / Electric / Bass

Piano or Vocal - Piano / Keyboard / Voice

Percussion - Drum Kit / Orchestral Percussion

Carterknowle Junior Band

Friday 5th July - Summer Fair 

Well done to all the musicians of Carterknowle Junior Band who played wonderfully at the Summer Fair. The band performed a range of pieces learnt this term to a full field of people. It can be quite tricky playing outside, but the band absolutely rose to the occasion, pegging up their music, putting on the sun cream and playing out every note confidently! Superb work team Carterknowle!

Meersbrook Bank Junior Band

Thursday 27th June - Summer BBQ

Thankyou to the musicians of Meersbrook Bank Junior Band who gave a superb performance at the school Summer BBQ. After what has felt like weeks of rain the sun shone brightly (almost too brightly to see the music at one point!) and the band sounded amazing! Judging by the applause I think our audience was very impressed, great work everyone!

Carterknowle Junior Band

Thursday 27th June - Band Celebration Assembly

Congratulations to the musicians of Carterknowle Junior Band who gave an absolutely fantastic performance in their band celebration assembly. The sound was so crisp, together and with clear dynamics, well done everyone! 

Hope Primary Junior Band

Sunday 9th June - Edale Country Day

Well done to the musicians of Hope Primary Junior Band who gave an outstanding performance at the Edale Country Day. The band both played and then sang as a choir! Excitingly the audience contained Sheffield Musical Royalty, Jarvis Cocker was in the crowd, wow! 

Ridgeway Music Gala Spring Showcase

Saturday 25th May 7pm - Merlin Theatre

Congratulations to all the musicians involved in this event, the evening was a true success. The band players, soloists and smaller ensembles all played with huge commitment and enthusiasm to an almost capacity audience for a night to remember! So many messages have been received since suggesting 'most memorable' and 'best ever' amongst other positive comments. Thank you to everyone involved for their hard work! 

Ridgeway Music - ABRSM Exam Success

We are very proud to announce we have achieved a 100% pass rate in our April session, with a significant number of candidates receiving merits and distinctions! This includes our first timers taking their grade 1's and 2's, right the way up to grade 7's and 8's. Huge CONGRATULATIONS to all the pupils involved, your hard work certainly paid off!

Ridgeway Music Gala Spring Showcase

Saturday 25th May 7pm - Merlin Theatre

Rehearsals have now begun for this terms showcase which is aimed at our musicians from Y3 - Y9. Both Mr Corker and Miss Walmsley have been busy writing music especially for the massed band. Even after just one rehearsal 'My Love Goes On' was proving a favourite for both the band and the singers! 

The concert will feature solos, small ensembles, choir and of course the fantastic massed evening not to be missed! We will be using Eventbrite for ticket sales, details will be released very soon.  

Ridgeway Music - ABRSM Exam Visit

Saturday 27th April - King Ecgbert School

We would like to say a huge 'WELL DONE' to all our pupils who took ABRSM exams on Saturday 27th April. With nearly 4.5hrs of examining time we also need to say a big thank you to our examiner and the staff at King Ecgbert School who helped make this special visit entry possible. 

We appreciate the positive feedback on this venue and hope to run similar sessions in the future.


Ridgeway Music Gala Christmas Concert

Saturday 15th December 7pm - Merlin Theatre

Congratulations to our massed band, choir and soloists who all performed at the Merlin Theatre on Saturday 15th December, the concert was fantastic! Musicians from twelve different schools joined together to perform a programme of festive treats. The performers attended a series of three after school rehearsals and spent the afternoon of the concert day working intensively at the theatre. We are so proud of what everyone achieved in such a short space of time, the hard work certainly paid off. The highlight of the evening for many was the finale 'Queen Medley' specially arranged for the event by Mr Corker in which all the young musicians performed on stage together, the sound was incredible!


Rehearsals for the Christmas Gala Concert at the Merlin Theatre.


September 2018 - Demonstration Assemblies

Wednesday 5th Sept - Woodseats Primary

Thursday 6th Sept - Carterknowle Junior

Welcome back! To start off the academic year Mr Corker and Miss Walmsley have begun delivering special demonstration assemblies to some of our junior aged pupils. The session started with the children singing George Ezra's recent chart number 1,  'Shotgun' accompanied by Mr C and Miss W on guitars. What superb singers to be able to perform an acoustic version so confidently, even when Mr C started to add harmonies!

We then looked more closely at instruments from both the woodwind and brass families. Miss Walmsley showed off the agility of her flute with 'Flight of the Bumblebee', and the rather unusual skill of playing a carrot! Mr Corker showed the trumpets ability to play in many different styles, 'shock notes', fanfares, jazz and even probably the most heard trumpet melody currently on TV, the 'Coronation Street Theme'. Both schools seemed to really enjoy our arrangement of 'Star Wars' played on trumpet, clarinet and the entire saxophone family! The session ended with a rousing performance of 'Up Town Funk' on trumpet and tenor sax with the pupils using body percussion to perform a rhythmic ostinato.

If we have inspired you why not give one of 6 week starter schemes a try?

Forms are available to download from the link below or from your school office.

Carterknowle Junior School Band - Summer Fair Performance

Friday 6th July

Congratulations to all the musicians who performed as part of the Carterknowle Junior School Band at the Holt House and Carterknowle Summer Fair, the band sounded fabulous! We played a 30 minute set of pieces we have learnt this term including Pirates of the Caribbean, Swingin Brown Jug and Soldiers March to name some of our favourites. The sun was out and although we got a little warm at one point the band remained very professional, what superstars!