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Who and what is YMS?York Music Service Ltd is all about musical learning!
We can provide the chance for anyone of any age, to learn to play a musical instrument, or to improve their existing skills, and to make music with others.
Working in the City of York and across surrounding areas of Yorkshire, York Music Service Ltd want everyone to be able to experience the benefits of playing a musical instrument; team work and social skills, concentration and self-discipline, self-esteem and creativity.…..and fun!
Our speciality is providing lessons and musical activities for young people, so if you’d like to arrange lessons at their school for your child, or for them to continue current lessons, visit our ‘sign-up’ web page for information about charges, and complete the online enrolment form.
You can even arrange lessons for yourself if you’d like to start to learn an instrument, or improve your playing. We’ll contact you to confirm when lessons can begin.
The menu on the right shows our key activities. For more detail, use the sitemap at the bottom of the page.
Derek studied at Rossendale College, and has had a number of different careers, most recently as brass peripatetic tutor, covering the range of brass instruments. He is also Director of the Senior Concert Band at York Music Centre. Derek has played in, and conducted brass bands for many years in and around York and the whole North-East of England area.
After three years at the Royal Academy of Music, London, studying French horn, clarinet and piano, Alison came to York for her teacher training - and never left. She has managed Local Authority Music Services in Doncaster and York, and in her spare time, still pursues a (very part time) musical career.