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What is Outreach?

At Chetham’s we believe that everyone should have opportunity to experience music in a relevant, dynamic way. Independently and in partnership with other organisations, we offer interactive learning projects for individuals, schools and community groups.

Our activities include workshops and performances for schools, large-scale community performances and collaborations, family concerts and events, commissions, supporting ensembles, CPD for teachers and much more.

Why not visit our interactive area? You can choose your character and then explore. There are games and quizzes and lots of things to do. Or check out Outreach events – our programme includes concerts, masterclasses and more so find out What’s On, and come and join us. You could also have a look at our Resources area where we have created some fantastic music activities, suitable for all ages, that you can enjoy. There are also some great resources from other organisations for you to try too.

Of course, much of our work takes place here at Chetham’s but we also love to go out to visit schools and other venues. If you are a classroom or instrumental teacher, you can find out more on this site about how we could work with you. Contact us joinin@chethams.com to get involved! If you are a potential partner, drop us a line. If you are already involved in one of our projects, this is where you can log in to get more info and join in the conversation!

Please note – our website is a work in progress and may not be perfect. We’ve aimed to get it right and make it friendly but if you spot a mistake or think we could do better – get in touch. We’d love to know what you think.

We are very grateful for the support of The Michael Bishop Foundation, Zochonis Charitable Trust, The Hargreaves and Ball Family Trust, The Booth Charities, the Beaverbrooks Charitable Trust and our many other generous supporters, without whom none of our activity would be possible.

The development of this website was supported by funding from a number of funders including Arts Council England Catalyst Fund

Thank you again, you are providing great opportunities for our pupils to engage with high quality live music – thank you!
~ Violetta Livestream, May 2021

We have thoroughly enjoyed our sessions with you over the last few weeks. Both staff and children have gained enormously in skills, knowledge and enriching experience.
~ KS2 workshops, March 2021

I’d just like to say a huge thank you to the team at Chetham’s for delivering all of the fantastic workshops which have been very much appreciated.

I realise that it’s not an easy task teaching over zoom and keeping children engaged – even with one class – so I can’t imagine how tricky it is with over 40!

Thank you for all your hard work and expertise – the workshops came at just the right time for when the children were settling back into school.
~ KS2 workshops, March 2021

I was so impressed with how he (recorder tutor) engaged her online for the whole hour. She said she would like to do it every weekend!
~ Woodwind Bootcamp, March 2021

I just wanted to say a big thanks to you all at Chets and particularly to Julian for a fantastic class today. We got a lot from it, it was lovely to have the opportunity to play to someone other than his teacher and to get some lovely feedback.
~ Brass Bootcamp, March 2021