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Come and join your friends and Dudley Performing Arts teachers for a fun, one off session playing at Resonance.

Your teachers will make sure you have learnt all you need to know during your weekly lesson in school, so why not come along and learn some exciting new pieces, play along to a live band and develop more musical skills.

Grown ups - It’s absolutely free. All you have to do is register your child using the information below then bring them along for an hour of fun and creativity.

The come and play sessions are only open to students being taught by DPA in either individual, small group or whole class lessons.

What's On When

Monday 4th April: C&P Flutes, Fifes, Recorders, 18:00 - 19:00

This one is for people who are learning to play the flute, fife or recorder as well as anyone learning the oboe, bassoon or tenoroon. 

Tuesday 5th April: C&P Drums, C&P Keyboards, C&P Guitars, 18:00 - 19:00

There are 3 different groups meeting at this session. Keyboard and guitarists will need to bring an instrument, drums will be provided. If you are enrolling for the Tuesday session make sure that you select the correct group.

Wednesday 6th April: C&P Violins, Cellos, 18:00 - 19:00

The Wednesday session is for people learning to play bowed string instruments.

Thursday 7th April: C&P Brass, Clarinets, 18:00 - 19:00

The Thursday session is for all the brass players and clarinettists. Brass instruments include the cornet, trumpet, tenor horn, euphonium, trombone, french horn and tuba.  If you are learning the saxophone you can also enrol into this session.

How to enrol

Please go to our parent portal and enrol into the relevant group.  

If you are new to DPA you will need to set up an account and after that simply select ‘enrol for an activity’ followed by ‘DPA performance group’. 

When enrolling choose the group that is relevant to you from the list below and don't forget to select which instrument you play when you enrol:

  • C&P Brass, Clarinets
  • C&P Violins, Cellos
  • C&P Drums
  • C&P Keyboards
  • C&P Guitars
  • C&P Flutes, Fifes, Recorders

Location and notes for parents

All of the sessions are taking place at Resonance, Cable Plaza, Waterfront West, Brierley Hill, DY5 1LW.

There is plenty of parking on the large car park on the other side of the canal from Resonance, simply walk across the canal bridge and look for Cable Plaza.

Apart from drummers, students will need to bring an instrument. If you do not have access to an instrument please get in touch with dpa.cs@dudley.gov.uk and we will make arrangements for you.

There is a waiting area in Resonance for parents but you do not need to stay on site - feel free to use the hour to pop into the Merry Hill centre or get some food at one of the bars. 

On arrival DPA staff will collect students from the reception area and take them to the rehearsal room. The rehearsal space isn't large enough for parents sadly but if you go on to join one of our groups there will be loads of opportunities for you to see your children perform.

Children can be collected at 19:00 from the reception area and if you have gone off site please make sure you are back in time to collect your child.