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Preston Music Workshops

Music workshops for businesses, communities and schools in and around Preston

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Music workshops for businesses, communities and schools in and around Preston. 


I’m a Preston-based music workshop leader who loves to deliver accessible and fun workshops for people of all ages and all levels of ability. With a PhD in music composition, 20 years experience as a music lecturer and +10 years experience as a community arts practitioner, I run ongoing music groups and deliver short courses and one-off music workshops for community centres, corporate away days and training days, and schools in and around Preston.


Workshops can be anything from less than an hour to several days, one visit or multiple visits, one group or a series of groups. The workshops typically use drumming or singing but can also include body percussion, handbells, boomwhackers or other instruments. Feel free to enquire about other musical activities. Themed and bespoke music workshops can also be prepared. I'm flexible, reliable, affordable and experienced.

Email Jon Aveyard on if you would like to be added to the mailing list to hear about offers and new music workshops becoming available.

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Follow the links to find out more.

Music workshops for schools

Music workshops for businesses

Music workshops for parties


Community music workshops

- Preston Scratch Band

- Cottam Ukuleles

- Preston Handbell Ensemble

- The Good Day Sunshine Recorder Group

- Jubiloso

- Galloways Choir

- Worldwise Samba Drummers

- The Blue Flamingo Cafe

- The Green Choir

- Music Box

The Preston Jazz & Improvisation Festival

Quotes from workshop participants:


"I've never been musical and here I am banging a drum, performing and having a great time with lovely people in a completely unpressured stress free atmosphere."


"The music flows through you and out of you Jon and it's fabulously infectious! Haven't laughed like this in ages."


"I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it and felt extremely blessed and privileged to be part of such a group. Thankyou from the bottom of my heart for the musical opportunities you are creating and for the fun and joy you bring to each session."

singing music workshop
samba drumming music workshop
children's music workshop
children's music workshop
music workshop leader

Jon Aveyard and his cargo bike laden with instruments.

Wherever possible, I use my renewable energy powered cargo bicycle or public transport in order to deliver music workshops. I have public liability insurance, a DBS check and Deaf Awareness training.

Thank you to the small team of people who volunteer their time and energy to support me in this work.

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