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

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

Luton Music Service

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.

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]

Watch The Mix in action

Adventures in music logo

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!

Luton Music Service Pupil Recruitment Film

Would your son or daughter like to learn a musical instrument? Does he or she attend a Luton school?

From May 2018, Luton Music Service will be recruiting pupils for lessons starting in September 2018. 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.

To find out more, please watch the above videos! Alternatively, you can contact Luton Music Service on 01582 538232 or at lutonmusicservice@luton.gov.uk.

Side by Side project film


Orchestras Live, City of London Sinfonia and Luton Music Service collaborated in a project called Side by Side, which culminated in a performance at UKCCA on 15 July 2016. Young musicians from Luton Music Service’s Saturday Music Centre and Icknield Primary School’s Hearing-Impaired Provision performed alongside professional musicians. Click on the image above and read the Side by Side Evaluation Report to find out more.



Luton Youth Concert Band concert

with Jazz Band - A Friends of St Mary's concert

From 19:00 until 21:00

At St Mary's Church

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Luton Youth Orchestra concert

with Boyz Make Some Noyz, Senior Brass & Junior Band

From 19:00 until 21:00

At St Mary's Church

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Luton Youth Cantores & Luton Youth Percussion Orchestra concert

with Funk Band & Junior Strings

From 19:00 until 21:00

At St Mary's Church

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Luton Youth Jazz Orchestra concert

A Celebration of Jazz

From 19:30 until 21:30

At Library Theatre

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Luton Community Music School

Luton Community Music School currently has space for new drumming students. To find out more about the music school ring 01582 691990 or 07733 534529 or visit http://lutonmusicschool.org.uk.

Luton Community Music School flyer

Luton Youth Concert Band – New players sought!

Luton Youth Concert Band is looking for new players of Grade 4 standard.

The band particularly needs woodwind, French horn, tenor horn and tuned percussion musicians.

If you are interested, contact Luton Music Service on  01582 538224 or email lutonmusicservice@luton.gov.uk.

Stage 1 – The Young Musical Theatre Company has vacancies for boys and girls

Call Terry and Valerie Mills on 01582 507820 for further details.

Stage 1 theatre children flyer