West Dorset Music

Welcome to West Dorset Music

West Dorset Music is a newly formed independent music centre. During 2011 Dorset County Council closed its predecessor, West Dorset Music Centre, as part of the restructure of Dorset Music Service. West Dorset Music Centre had been in existence for well over 25 years and its sudden closure was a great loss to the community.

West Dorset Music is staffed by teachers from the local music education and performance co-operative Strawberry Music and is administered by the 'Friends' team from the previous Centre.

The aim of the Centre is to provide the highest quality musical experience for all its members through the provision of ensembles and the highest standard of tuition.

Strawberry Music

Strawberry Music is a co-operative of experienced teachers and musicians based in Dorset and led by Walter and Jane Brewster. Working in a variety of settings including state schools, colleges and the independent sector, their wide experience enables them to work with whole classes including 'Wider Opportunities' programmes through to gifted and talented individuals who may require tuition to diploma standard and beyond.

Strawberry Music also focus on performance, working as orchestral and chamber music specialists.