Core Music is a not-for-profit social enterprise. If you would like to help fund what we do please

Sadly, like many others in the retail sector, our shop is closed at the moment but don't forget that you can still order on-line and through our drop-ship partners. Visit our on-line shop for further details.

In order to our bit to reduce the chance of transmission we have decided to offer to deliver larger items to local customers rather than operate a "click and collect" service. We will post smaller items. Please contact us for further details.

Read our new blog

Our guest blogger Mike Spearman from Everything Everything explains why he (still) loves playing music

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Bargains Galore in our New Year Sale

CORE have got a CRACKING S A L E going on at the moment, have a look at our SALE PAGE and see if you can find a bargain

Mike is always an email away if you need any specific advice.

What we do

We are a not-for-profit organisation on a mission to make music accessible to all in our community. It’s a place where people of all ages and abilities can learn to play or sing, and take part in sessions, clubs and workshops.


We have a well-stocked shop in Hexham, full of instruments of every type at competitive prices, along with all the accessories and sheet music you might need


There are hundreds of students improving their playing at Core Music every week – why not join them?


Looking for a space to practice, record or hold a meeting? We have several rooms available to hire


Our in-house expert- Dave Kirby provides a repair service for a range of instruments

Opening Hours

Shop and tuition rooms

Closed until further notice

However,  we can deliver locally or post items ordered from our online shop and can also arrange video shopping. Please contact us on or by phone on 07759343313 to arrange an appointment

Our on-line shop

We have a wide range of instruments, musical accessories, gifts and books and have access to thousands more products through our extensive range of suppliers.

Can't see what you want?

During the current crisis several suppliers have set up "drop-ship" arrangements with us- you can order directly from them, they arrange delivery straight to your door on our behalf and send us our normal share of the profits.

  Please see here for more details and links to the suppliers offering this service

The great CORE SALE, taking you right into February on some very special offers

Remember we can arrange delivery

Go to our SALE PAGE for more details

Acoustic Guitars

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Electric Guitars

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Other instruments

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Our Blog


What people say

Very good at engagement of the local population, encouraging a wide range of musical issues.

Welcoming people and making me feel better if I am feeling down.

Core Music is a joyful magical place that fosters a love of music in those who use its excellent facilities and a lovely community spirit that means everyone talks and connects.


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