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. 

Meet the Tutors

Conni Rogers

Violin & Cello Teacher

Following her BMus degree in Early Music, LTCL and PGCE, Connie trained and qualified as a violin and cello teacher with the British Suzuki Institute. She has been working with Create Music (formerly East Sussex Music) since 1995 as an instrumental teacher. When not teaching, she enjoys playing with Early Music consorts and working as a Sound Therapist.

Simon Smith

Simon Smith

Violin Teacher

Simon began playing the violin and viola through his local Music Service in Leeds and gained his music degree at the University of Hull, before heading to Cardiff to study for a Postgraduate Diploma in Performance. He joined Create Music (formerly East Sussex Music) in 2008 and teaches in the Newhaven area. Since 2022 Simon has been the Development and Partnership manager for the Lewes area, which includes overseeing Lewes Music Centre. Outside of work, Simon founded Sussex Strings, an amateur string orchestra that he leads and directs.