"Welcome to The Mix - Luton's music education hub"

Schools and music organisations working with Luton Music Service to provide the best possible music-making opportunities for young people in Luton.


We want to inspire and support all children and young people to experience exciting, rewarding, varied and high quality progressive musical experiences, individually and with others. To achieve this, we create, deliver and promote opportunities for young people to make and learn music, improve and develop the quality of music education, and champion music education.

Learning music benefits mental health and wellbeing but also teaches students many life skills that are transferable into their work and social lives.

Watch The Mix in action

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Are you ready for a musical adventure?

If you live in Luton or attend a school here, you have the chance to learn a musical instrument. It is great fun, and you can make friends when you join one of our many music centre groups.

It really is a great ADVENTURE!

If you would like your son or daughter to be put on our waiting list, please send an email to lutonmusicservice@luton.gov.uk, including their name, school, current year group and preferred instrument/s.


Evening Music Centre Concert (Wed 22 Mar 2023)

Luton Youth Percussion Orchestra, Luton Youth Funk Orchestra, Luton Youth Cantores and Chamber Strings
7.00pm – Wednesday 22 March 2023 at QES,
Crawley Green Rd, Luton, LU2 9AG

Saturday Music Centre Concerts (Sat 25 Mar 2023)

Groups performing: Mini Music, Beginner Guitar, Bassoony Tunes, Rock B, Training Band, Junior Percussion, Training Orchestra, Training Strings and Woodwind Ensemble
10.15am – 25 March 2023 at QES, Crawley Green Rd, Luton, LU2 9AG

Groups performing: Wind Band, Intermediate Guitar, Senior Strings, Chamber Strings and Brass Band
12.15pm – 25 March 2023 at QES,
Crawley Green Rd, Luton, LU2 9AG

Luton Youth Jazz Orchestra Concert (Tues 28 Mar 2023)

7.00pm – The Metro Kitchen & Bar – University of Bedfordshire Student Union, St Ann’s Road, off Vicarage Street, Luton, LU1 3JX

The Benefits of Music:

How Music Helps Your Child’s Brain Grow

The Impact of Instrumental Learning on Attainment at Age 16 [PDF]

We Ignore the Arts at our Peril

The Benefits of the Ukulele on Kids’ Attitudes

Expose Youngsters to Classical Music

Musical Instruments in Schools – DfE written answer

The Power of Music – Professor Susan Hallam 2015 MEC Summary [PDF]

The Power of Music – Prof Susan Hallam [PDF, 2MB]

20 Important Benefits of Music in our Schools [PDF]