6th April 2016
Opened in 2008, Core Music is a music shop and community music facility located in Hexham, Northumberland.
We sell a variety of products in-store including guitars, ukuleles, drums, amps and music books. Gift vouchers, accessories, equipment, music gifts are always available in-store and online. We are also home to the Ucorelele - a handmade Ukulele using reclaimed and recycled wood. We work with long term unemployed people to produce these unique instruments. Our mission is make make music more accessible for everyone regardless of age, ability or personal circumstances
Since starting in 2008 we have developed a vast teaching resource offering one to one tuition for people of all ages and abilities. We work with around 24 freelance teachers.
We currently operate 14 separate music clubs and sessions covering all musical genres
We have developed an instrument manufacturing project
We have organised over 50 music events across the county of Northumberland
We have advised over 200 different groups and associations on community music matters
Our social purpose is to provide access to music to everyone in our community. We believe music is vital in any healthy and active society. It improves self awareness and esteem, increases confidence, helps to cope with stress and mental health issues, provides employment and volunteering opportunities and, most importantly, creates activities that give millions of people pleasure in their lives.