Meet the Tutors

Sarah Leeves

Sarah Leeves

Brass Teacher

Gary Holmes

Gary Holmes

Drum Kit and Music Tech Teacher

Gary studied music in Brighton gaining a BA Hons degree in music production from Brighton University. He has worked in sound engineering, video game music and sound design, and recording/producing solo artists, bands and his own projects. He has also been teaching drum kit, guitar, keyboard and music tech for 16 years in schools, colleges and SEN schools - and has delivered GCSE music, BTEC music and Arts Award schemes of work. Other projects have included leading on a variety of summer school and holiday workshops ranging from band weeks to drum kit and music tech courses.

Victoria Hancox

Victoria Hancox

Flute & Recorder Teacher

Victoria attended Chetham’s School of Music after which she won a scholarship to the Royal College of Music. While there, she won the Douglas Whitaker Chamber Music Prize and the Royal College of Music Flute Prize. As well as teaching flute and recorder for Create Music for many years, Victoria also enjoys playing in local groups including the chamber group ‘Sussex Flutes’.

Why get involved?

People Playing Trumpets

Play Well-known tunes

You will have the opportunity to play a selection of well-known tunes suited to the ensemble genre. 

Performance Opportunities

By playing in an ensemble you have the opportunity to take part in concerts and events throughout the year, earning vital performance experience. 

String Ensemble_Tour

Making Music with Others

Making music is a fun and sociable activity. Joining a Music Centre activity gives you the chance to meet, play and perform with other like-minded musicians. 

Create Music Digital Badge

Earn a Digital Badge

Being a dedicated member of an ensemble gives you transferrable skills. If you are age 14 and above you have the opportunity to earn three digital badges to showcase your new skills on your CV. 

How to Apply

1

Terms and Conditions

Please read our Terms and Conditions before applying for your child 

2

Apply Online

Pupils can apply at any time if they know which Ensemble they wish to join. 

3

Activity Confirmation

Once space is available, a member of the Create Music team will be in touch with all the relevant details you need. 

4

Waiting List

If there is not space for a new member to join straight away, the student will be placed on waiting list.