Meet the Tutor

Grant Allardyce

Grant Allardyce

Drum Kit Teacher

Coming from a musical family, Grant studied jazz at college while playing on the local punk, rock, and folk scene in Northern Ireland. He obtained his BMus in orchestral percussion at University of Ulster. Grant relocated to the South of England in 2000 and started touring throughout Europe and the US. At the same time, he developed extensive experience in recording studios, playing on albums in many different genres. He is now teaching for Create Music and is curriculum lead for Drums, Percussion and Keyboard.

Why get involved?

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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. 

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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. 

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Virtual Music Centre

As part of your membership you can take part in our online activities under the Virtual Music Centre. This includes Beginner, Intermediate and Grade V Theory. 

How to Apply


Terms and Conditions

Please read our Terms and Conditions before applying for your child 


Apply Online

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


Activity Confirmation

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


Waiting List

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