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Thornleigh Salesian College
Sharples Park
Bolton, BL1 6PQ

T: 01204 301 351
F: 01204 595 351

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Bolton Music Service

Would your child like to learn a musical instrument?

Lessons with specialist teachers are offered in strings, brass, woodwind, drum kit, guitar, ukulele, piano, keyboard and singing

If you are already having lessons with us you will need to re-register

You can book your child’s music lessons on-line at

Book now to reserve your place

If you would like to join any of our bands, orchestras or choirs please ring 01204 333533

Bolton Music Centre, New York, Bolton, BL3 4NG, 01204 333533 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Bolton Music Service Direct Scheme

Music Service Direct Scheme Letter

Bolton Music Hub

Please click here to visit the Bolton Music Hub where parents and students can easily find information on:

  • instrumental lessons that we offer through Bolton Music service
  • ensembles offered by the service at Bolton Music centre 

Instrumental Lessons

Music flourishes at Thornleigh Salesian College. Each year sees a major school production. Alongside this production there are also musical evenings and charity concerts for parents and the local community which give all students the opportunity to participate. There is a well established choir and a wide variety of ensembles on offer to students. Music tutors from the Bolton Instrumental Music Service visit the school during the week offering a wide variety of instrumental lessons with percussion, string, brass, woodwind, guitar and voice. Students who have previously had instrumental tuition in primary school (e.g. trumpet, flute, violin) will normally be given priority over beginners, and every effort is made to accommodate all requests for instrumental lessons. Students currently pay £40 per term for ten lessons in groups of two or three and attend one 30 minute lesson per week. Lessons are timetabled on a rota basis and students are excused from a different subject lesson each week.

Students who receive instrumental tuition are encouraged to join the various music ensembles in school and to attend rehearsals and concerts to enhance their musical development and experience.Instrumentalists are encouraged to enter for the ‘Associated Board’, Trinity College and Rock School Music Examinations. Further details can be obtained from the Music Department staff. If you would like your child to have instrumental tuition in school, contact either Miss Birtley or Miss Edwards in the Music Department.





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