Work in Progress

We are updating our on-line shop at the moment so things may be a little chaotic. We hope to finished soon.

Please ring us if you can't find what you are looking for

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

Our 2019/2020 Annual Report

As with all things in 2020, our activities were significantly impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic and necessary government restrictions. Despite this, we still achieved a great deal. To read the report in full please follow this link

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We are looking forward to updating you with our shop reopening plan for 12th April and beyond.  Behind the scenes we are getting ourselves and the shop ready and will come back to you when we are clear on the plan.  In the meantime, you can continue to shop on the website for orders for any of your musical needs. 


With regards to lessons restarting, we are awaiting full guidance details and will update you on Facebook and our website once we are clear on exactly when it is safe for us to reopen for our tutors and their teaching.


We look forward to being able to welcome you back into Core Music very soon. In the meantime, stay safe and keep well.

Read our new blog

Core tutor, Fran Knowles, tells us about her lockdown journey

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

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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